This is a great opinion piece on the “Indies Unlimited” site from writer and fellow blogger J.D. Mader who asks quite simply, “What’s a writer for?” It’s certainly a query I’ve made to myself. Why am I doing this? What purpose does this serve? I could drop dead in the middle of this great story, and the world will not stop rotating. So, why go through all that trouble of writing, editing and researching? Well, I do it mainly for the love of it. I’ve always loved to write; to create stories and characters, or in many cases, reconfigure what’s happened to me and the people I’ve met. Of course, I change the names to protect myself. But, for all of us creative types, we always find ourselves asking what purpose does it all serve.