Why are there writers?
What makes a writer write the genre that they do?
Do they choose the genre?
Or does the genre chose them?
As for me, I’m not sure why I write. I never thought about.
I do remember reading voraciously when I was a teenager.
For years after that, I read a lot.
What I read changed over the years. From Louis L’Amour Western, to Science Fiction and Mystery. The Grand Dame Of Mystery; Agatha Christie, to Sherlock Holmes. And many in the middle.
But that doesn't explain why I or any other writer writes the stories the do. Some deliberately choose what genre, and/or style or type of material they write. Some just write what feels right to them. They write the stories they can’t find.
Where my stories come from, I have no idea. Save that some come from a title that idea that clicks when I hear it said, usually in conservation, or on TV, or other media. Some from a general idea I have in the way-way back of my mind, It may or may not be fully formed, I will form it as I put the words on “paper”.
On rare occasions, I have a definite idea of exactly where I want a story to go, but most of the time not so much.
Many of the same questions come for writers at the end.
Do they choose the ending or does the ending choose itself?
Ask ten different writers, and you will probably get ten different answers. Although the themes of the answers will probably be similar.
What a writer will write on any given day is up to them,
Or at least, he thinks it is.
They did it again. This time they messed up the old laptop so bad it wouldn't even start.
To be fair, The old Dell, had long since seen better days. It was simply put, old and slow. it barely ran when it was running. It was running two operating systems behind. And had bare minimum of ram, and processor. But it did serve us well.
This time there were no more shenanigans that they could do to bring it back to life.
I came out to find it laying in the front yard. Dead. and I do mean dead. It seems my son had seen MASH too many times, One was put in mind of when Col. Potter shot the jeep that had just died and stranded him. My son did the same thing. Only, for real. Four bullet holes through the top, Real bullet holes, from a real gun. He got out his .357 Magnum, and put four rounds through it.
End result was a very dead laptop.
To be fair, there was a certain satisfaction in shooting a computer that was beyond repair and use. How many times over the years, does one wish they could just take out their current machine and put holes in it, or do something equally destructive to the machine thats giving your nightmares, or migraine headaches because it won't play nice.
Fortunately these days operating systems are evolved enough that they don't self-destruct for no apparent reasons too often any more.
But every once in awhile, One gets the chance to take out years of digital frustration, out on a helpless computer.
This is for all the writers and creators who at one time or another wanted to literally shoot their computer.
(Yes, this is a real laptop with 4 bullet holes in it.)