Writing for pleasure or profit?

Is Narnia All There Is?

I recently reposted a blog from Sarah Menary, a fellow member of the Rugby Association of Fictioneers.  Her quote “A great teacher once told me that there are two types of writers: those that tell themselves a story, and have a great time doing it, and those that write for an audience, and don’t always enjoy it so much” and her question, “Ask yourself what kind of writer you are? Are you fighting to tell a great story? Or are you really telling your own story?” made me realise that most of the fun I get from writing is when I am not writing for an audience, but I am telling myself a story. Some of my difficulties recently have been because I’ve been wrenching apart and rewriting short stories to make them ‘suitable for publication’, and feeling that the stories have lost something – passion? heart?…

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