So why write…?

For those of you out there who have one day dreamed of being the next J K Rowling or Roald Dahl, you are not alone. There are hundreds of thousands of aspiring writers and authors out there who are also looking for their hard work to one day be rewarded.

I can only speak for myself when I say this but I genuinely do not believe for one second that many are in the writing game for fame and fortune. The majority of us write because we love it. Having the freedom to not only invent a story but to then take it in whichever direction you choose, is priceless. It is a gift that no writer would ever give up.

For me the end result of seeing my book for sale on well known platforms really is what it’s all about.  Sitting back and thinking ‘wow. That’s my book’.

Writing also takes me to a place of tranquility. A place where no one else can enter. A mindset so deep it cannot be broken. Having this other world that writers live in is like having a big secret. A fictional secret. A place to escape to that only you understand but equally a place that only you needs to understand.

If you’ve ever thought about writing, give up the thought and just do it. Trust me, you won’t look back.

I’ll be back soon with an update from DCI Morgan! Thank you all so much as always for your incredible support

Take care



  1. Maitreyi Mittal · April 2, 2017

    The escapist notion of receding into a world that’s just your own is incredibly powerful. I agree with every word you’ve written. Keep posting!

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    • Mark Draycott Author · April 2, 2017

      Thank you! And I’m glad you agree. It’s a place only the writer can dissappear to which is fantastic! Take care, Mark

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  2. JoHawkTheWriter · April 2, 2017

    Totally agree, my issue is that when I make what I have written public, my secret has ended and the story is no longer mine. I suppose that makes me selfish, in that I like to share all of my stories. 🙂

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    • Mark Draycott Author · April 2, 2017

      I know exactly how you feel Jo. I share your pain. I found it especially difficult letting go of my first novel. I have read however, that we are not alone. This feeling is quite common amongst writers. I guess if we don’t let go we can’t move onto the next so I suppose we have to look at it like that! Thanks for getting in touch. Take care, Mark.


      • JoHawkTheWriter · April 2, 2017

        Great to know I am not alone. Perhaps it is part of the reason I started my blog. Practice makes things easier? 😉

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      • Mark Draycott Author · April 2, 2017

        That’s a great point! And yes, subcontiously it could well be the reason!😊

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  3. Girl711 · April 3, 2017

    “Having the freedom to not only invent a story but to then take it in whichever direction you choose, is priceless.”
    I truely agree with your words.
    And you just inspired me to finally go for it. I have been thinking about writing for months, but just could not push myself to do it.
    Thank you so much!

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    • Mark Draycott Author · April 3, 2017

      Fantastic! That alone has made my day. Us writers share an irreplaceable passion to bring our story to life. Good luck and do keep in touch! It’s a long road but boy is it rewarding! Take care, Mark.

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      • Girl711 · April 3, 2017

        Yeah! Well said there Mark!

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  4. MyStoriesWithMusic · April 4, 2017

    Well written 🙂

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    • Mark Draycott Author · April 4, 2017

      Thank you very much indeed. I hope you enjoyed it! Thanks for getting in touch. It’s good to hear from you. Take care, Mark.


  5. yuhublogger · April 24, 2017

    This fits perfectly. I can relate to every line written in this post.

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  6. ashutoshrg · April 24, 2017

    I completely agree with your thoughts. I, myself, am into writing because I love it. There is nothing important to me more than giving joy to my readers. ❤️

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