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Why We’re Thankful For Writers

thanksgiving-writers We’re gearing up for our annual pre-Thanksgiving feast here at Writer’s Relief, and this year, Ronnie Smith (our president) asked the staff to share some of the reasons we enjoy working with creative writers.

We’ve got fabulous clients and we’re honored to partner with them—and we’re thankful for all the writers who inspire us daily via comments on our social-networking sites!

Here’s why we’re thankful for writers like you!

Writers are chauffeurs to different times, places, experiences. They let me live in their imagination till the last word. There are only so many story lines, but a good writer will create a simultaneously fresh and universal story. It makes me want to experiment with my own writing without forgetting that fundamental human element. —Akiko

The screenwriters who created the movies that have become a part of me are never far from my thoughts. Most people think of those films as the work of directors such as Capra, Hawks, Ford, Hitchcock, Cukor, etc., but I think of them as scripts written by Goodrich and Hackett, Riskin, Nichols, Stone, Ogden Stewart, Rose, etc.  And every time I sit down to do some writing, my prayer is that I’ll be able to write one-half as well as they wrote on their worst days. —Bernadette

I’m thankful for the stories that writers tell, especially when the quality of the writing is exciting! —Frank

I appreciate the way writers use words as tools to make me think about things in new ways! —Hermine

I love writers because not only do they provide new and different ways to look at the world, but they also help it make sense. —Jess

In free and not-so-free nations, governments have tried time and time again to suppress people’s freedom of speech, expression, and creativity. It is important for writers to exist, because writers are the people that write and report the truth. They push the envelope of creativity, not just for themselves, but as an act of free expression. Each word that a writer writes puts fear in the politicians who think the people are weak, blind, easily manipulated, and apathetic! —Justin

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I’m grateful for writers who are willing to share such strong, personal words that when writers let them flutter or slam into the universe, I have to close my eyes because of how overwhelmed I become—such a magical experience! —Kriste

I’m grateful that writers are readers, that readers are writers, and that the writing community is so full of kind, supportive, fascinating people. —Lisa

I appreciate the persistence of writers, who keep trying to express their emotions, knowledge, and artistic imagination. The written word lives and will continue to communicate on myriad levels. —Margaret

I have been reading a lot lately about Iranian writers and how they are trying to affect change—some live within the country (and they are being persecuted for it), and some are expatriates hoping to go home someday. —Meg

I appreciate the pleasure that writers (especially romance writers) are able to give me when I read their work and enjoy it. A really good book is like pure joy. —Oby

Writers help me escape from the mundane world of reality to a place where my imagination is free to roam; for that I am thankful. —Pamela

I admire writers who compel me to delve into a whole new world, outside of the everyday. It makes reading such a pleasure! —Patty

I appreciate that writing enables individuals to express their ideas and creativity. And, for a select few, this enables them to live on even after they have long been gone from this world. —Steve

I admire writers for their courage in sharing such an intimate part of themselves with others, seemingly without fear. —Tawana

Writers reinvent the world! —Wendy

Feel free to leave a comment and share why you love and appreciate writers!

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