Day 6 – Why do you write?

This is the 6th day of the blogging challenge – Bloganuary from WordPress. Today’s topic is “Why do you write?”

I’ve always loved writing! 

It all started with beautiful colorful pens, pencils, and different notebooks.


I’ve always loved the process of writing on paper. At school, stationery and notebooks were extremely important to me. I remember the times when I used to go to a big store where they were selling all that cool stationery. It was like a candy shop for others. 

I would save money, write down a wish list and buy things I liked.

At school, I had terrible grades in the Ukrainian language. The teacher hated me, and it was mutual. She never explained anything well. 

In high school, I enrolled in a private language school where we had fancy British coursebooks and workbooks. I liked the lessons, and my teacher liked me too. One of my favorite parts was writing essays. Oh, God, how much I loved it! And I did well.

Occasionally I wrote some poems and short stories in Ukrainian and English. 


In high school, I’ve always wanted to work and do what I loved. Then, as I turned 18, I had a legal right to work. Woohoo! 

I had no experience. I mean nothing meaningful. 

I bought all the local newspapers and picked up one or two I liked. Then, I went to one of the offices.


– Hi 

– Hi

– I would like to work as a journalist at your newspaper. 

– Do you have any experience?

– Nope. 

– Ok, come in. You can be our freelance journalist.

At that point, I understood I could get paid for writing about things I liked.

Me. Getting paid. For things. I liked. At 18.

I worked for several newspapers and local T.V. (where I wrote texts for “voice-overs”).

At 19, I became a member of the Union of Journalists of Ukraine. So, I guess I wrote well. 

Writing for writing

At the same time, I used to write many love stories (nonfiction) and blog posts about my life. 

To make a long story short, these quotes explain pretty much everything. 

Здебільшого: "Іноді історії волають бути розказаними настільки голосно, що ти пишеш їх просто для того, щоб заткнути їм рот." ― Стівен Кінг

Часто: “Писати – це не життя, але я думаю, що інколи це може бути поверненням до життя”. ― Стівен Кінг, Про письмо

“Слова створюють речення; речення створюють абзаци; іноді абзаци прискорюються і починають дихати”. ― Стівен Кінг

“Ви повинні залишатися п'яними від писання, щоб реальність не могла вас знищити.” — Рей Бредбері

"Пиши п'яним, редагуй тверезим".

“Писати не для того, щоб заробляти гроші, ставати знаменитим, влаштовувати побачення, займатися сексом або заводити друзів. Зрештою, йдеться про збагачення життя тих, хто читатиме вашу роботу, а також про збагачення вашого власного життя. Йдеться про те, щоб встати, одужати та подолати. Стаєш щасливим, добре? Стати щасливим”. ― Стівен Кінг

“Ви зазнаєте невдачі, лише якщо перестанете писати” ― Рей Бредбері

Загалом, мені подобається писати (і отримувати за це додатковий бонус).

Якби цей текст не був для Bloganuary Challenge, у мене було б більше часу, щоб опрацювати його та закінчити. 

Тим не менш, це гарна тема для роздумів і, можливо, написати більше. 

P.S. Я хотіла би подякувати багатьом людям, які підтримали мене щодо письма. Обіймаю.

15 відповідей до “Day 6 – Why do you write?”

  1. “Sometimes stories cry out to be told in such loud voices that you write them just to shut them up.” ― Stephen King
    Love this quote! 🙂
    It’s so awesome that you put yourself out there to be a journalist and that they took a chance on you even with no experience and hearing how it’s helped your love of writing. I’m also a massive fan of stationary, especially pretty notebooks 🙂 Also, it’s clear you really like Stephen King 😂

    1. Аватар Tetyana Skrypkina
      Tetyana Skrypkina

      Oh, that’s my favourite quote!
      To be honest, I’ve never read his horror books, only the one about writing.
      I am very happy I was given that job to start writing for the public and even get paid for writing.
      Stationary 🖤 Notebooks 🖤 Do you have any favourite brands?

  2. That’s the way you do it, knock on doors and they will open! Great blog!

    1. Аватар Tetyana Skrypkina
      Tetyana Skrypkina

      I’m very happy I knocked.

  3. You were destined to be a writer! I also share a love of stationery and the physical process of writing. And the quotes are great – thank you for sharing them 😊

    1. Аватар Tetyana Skrypkina
      Tetyana Skrypkina

      I am happy to share 😊
      Are you enjoying Bloganuary? The last 2 topics are weird 😕

  4. I picked up some pretty stationary and matching envelops, was so refreshing to write what is now sort of old-fashioned letters compared to online emails and social media posts, was fun to think if I mess up, oh no, cannot backspace! Lovely story and great quotes, I love that book too, On Writing, read it last year, very inspiring as well.

    1. Аватар Tetyana Skrypkina
      Tetyana Skrypkina

      Cannot backspace 😂
      Every year, I design New Year postcards, a publishing house prints them, and I send them via mail to all my clients and followers on Instagram. I usually print more than I send, as sometimes I mess up.

      I also liked the book On Writing Weel by William Zinsser.

  5. Reminds me of the journey of a writer: overcoming rejection, finding confidence and success.
    The quotes are so apt too! Sometimes, you just HAVE to write something down, it is bursting to come out. Cheers!

    1. Аватар Tetyana Skrypkina
      Tetyana Skrypkina

      Thanks. I love those quotes!

  6. Reminds me of the journey of a writer: overcoming rejection, finding confidence and success.
    The quotes are so apt too! Sometimes, you just HAVE to write something down, it is bursting to come out. Cheers

    1. Exactly!
      Let’s keep writing!

      1. Haha, yes, of course! Sometimes we gotta deal with that todo list first, but writing is joy. Blessings!

      2. Аватар Tetyana Skrypkina
        Tetyana Skrypkina


  7. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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