Why do writers write? Over 100 published authors told Author's Promoter why

In a recent study conducted by author's promoter over 100 authors reveal why writers write; 31% write to influence, educate and help others. The study also analysed reading habits and other great information relating to why writers write.

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Why Writers Write - Breakdown by percentages.

Why Writers Write - Breakdown by percentages.

It’s who I am. It’s what I love. I even write for fun on top of writing for a living. I couldn’t NOT write. I need to write like I need to breathe, to eat, it’s vital to me.
Cynthia MacGregor, Writer, Editor, TV Host & Speaker

(PRWEB) May 15, 2013

Author's Promoter has been busy querying published authors about why they write; the study shows some interesting results and answers the very frequently asked question "why do writers write?"

Click here to view the results of the study "Why Writers Write".
The study included a wide variety of authors from a number of different genres, as well as different professions ranging from journalists, playwrights and of course novelists and non-fiction book authors as well as technical writers.

The study not only gives the results in an easy to digest visual format but also provides quotes from authors that relate to the particular reason for writing; the information is provided free for all to read and is intended to be an ongoing research project with space for other authors to also give their reasons for writing.

The list of authors that submitted their reasons for writing include award winning and best selling authors in various genres, some authors that stood out during the research were an author that lived with Christian Bale (Batman) for over ten years; Rita Gigante daughter of the crime boss of the Manhattan Genvoese Family, an author that has 100 traditionally published books, an author that has written scripts for Tina Fey and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon; up and coming actress, activist and playwright Raegan Payne; Bruce Hurwitz a publisher, author and recruiter and many more very interesting authors.

Why do Writers Write? 30% of Writers write to Educate, Influence & Help Others.

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