Why do we write?

Patrick Westöö
2 min readMay 18, 2022

I just finished writing a very emotional piece of text. Emotions literally dripping out on the pages. But what a feeling once it was done. It was like all of the feelings I had inside left and dropped to the page. A stone lifted on my shoulders.

So it made me thinking why do we write and what is the benefit of writing. If you take away all other motives, money, sharing your thoughts with others, what goes on between yourself and the page. It’s fascinating when you think of it.

Inside of us we have a range of thoughts, emotions, stories and they are all muddled up inside of…