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When it comes to the motives for writing different writers have different ideas Some essays are written for no better reason than that they are required However for writers it is the big leap of faith and belief in them that leads them to take what is the hardest and the most essential step in becoming good writers In George Orwells essay Why I write Orwell offers four essential motives for writing most important of which is the focus on establishing a drive towards sheer egoism which he defines as desire to seem clever to be talked about to be remembered after death etcetc 65 To write is to claim attention to ask readers to put down what theyre doing to interact however briefly with the readers point of view Egoism can arouse an authors enthusiasm of writing and produce fascinating literature Since the practical reason to write is to express oneself sheer egoism is significant in writing Writing is a venue where one can express ideas and not have them bottled up inside some people even write purely for personal pleasure or release Orwell states that after the age of about thirty human almost abandon the sense of being individuals at all However there is also a minority of people who do not abandon instead of abandoning they are determined to live their own lives to the end and writers belong in this class 65 According to Orwell writers are ones who are not necessarily conformed by others and they can freely express themselves at least when they are writing Similarly in Joan Didions article Why I Write Didion assumes that she write entirely to find out what she is thinking what she is looking at what she sees and what it means 181 She writes not because of what others are saying but what she is thinking and looking at Similarly An Ni Bao Bei who is my favorite writer
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