Reader question #2: My motivation to write

Reader question #2: My motivation to write

Every month, I publish an answer to a reader’s question. Here’s a transcript of my answer to one of the readers’ questions about my motivation to write: Hi Lisanne, what motivates you to write? What keeps you going every day?  

I’d say that I’m just interested in people. That’s my main thing. I like watching people, I like talking to people and hearing them out. Conversations are fun to take part in, but I also find it deeply fascinating to observe the way people move, speak, or have conversations. For example, there are always things people decide to leave out of a conversation, which could say a lot about the way the relationship functions or have developed over the years. That’s probably why I’d like to keep telling human stories. There is no limit to the complexity of human behaviour.

Creativity is also an element that is inextricably linked to me. The things I’ve seen and observed, my life experiences, they somehow have to find their way to the paper. It’s a way to express myself, and it gives me a lot of joy to discover something I didn’t know yet, and then write about it. I like new ideas and I love the sensation of “not knowing” because it makes me uncomfortable. It gives me the idea that there is more to learn. Asking questions can be a way to test gaps in my own knowledge. It motivates me to keep on going.

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Thank you for reading. This reader’s question is part of the Ask Me Anything series. Feedback from you, the reader, is important to me. Want to ask me a question for next month? Send me yours [email protected]




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