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I've been creative writing all my life, though with various haitus(es) along the way. IFrom 2010 I started this blog and enjoyed sharing writing and other information with everyone. illness and bereavement supplied the more recent hiatus.

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Why I Write Blogfest


Writing is very much in my blood. My mother was a Librarian, my Dad a Clergyman and Teacher who wrote great sermons. I have always been drawn to this medium ever since I could put pen to paper. I used to write letters and stories, poems and make my own books from the age of 5 yrs old.

I write because I love composing delicious pieces of prose.
I like the reaction I get when I move someone to cry or laugh or feel angry on a character's behalf.

I like how the writing appears on the page hence my websites, my blog and the magazine and book I produced.


I write because it is cathartic and helps me see things in a different perspective. I can play around with our rich language.

Why do I write?  Because I love it!

Most recently I enjoy writing haiku 

and Limericks for Madeleine Kane's Blog prompt.

A woman was playing with fire
When her foot was then caught in a tyre
She screamed for some help
Though none heard her yelp
As her body became flame and then pyre

Why do you write?


  1. And we love it when you write :D Keep going :)stryth

  2. A mother librarian and a father clergyman....that sounds heavenly :)
    Read your haiku. Great stuff. Love myself some good poetry.


    Poetry Blogfest http://writingwithshelly.blogspot.com/p/poetry-schmoetry-blogfest_15.html

  3. All good reasons, Madeleine. I started writing at 12 to escape from reality -- and now, probably for the same reason!

  4. Thanks for joining the blogfest!

    I love your reasons for writing. Writing is cathartic for me, too. I've got lots to explore, so it's a great outlet.

  5. I enjoy your writing. Keep at it. I love the different perscpective thing, too. But then I love exploring and discovering. :D

  6. Because you love it- well that's a darn good reason!

  7. Madeleine, love the photos of your books from age five.

    Clergyman & the Librarian - seems like that would make for a great story (if you haven't already written it!) Glad you jumped in here.

  8. Writing is cathartic--so true! Thanks for sharing this. Beautiful post!

  9. Oh your limerick!! How fabulous!!! And look at your writing since you were five! How lovely!!! Thanks for sharing your fabulous reasons why you write!! Take care

  10. Grim limerick! Love the homemade books. That is adorable.

  11. Madeleine, your childhood really does sound like the beginning of a novel :)

    If you don't mind me asking, what is the cloth doll magazine you pictured? It looks like something my daughter would love.

  12. You really started young. I can see I'm going to have to encourage my grandson to make his own books. Does he ever have the stories to tell!

  13. I think I write 'cause I love it ;) I don't know if I can explain WHY I love it? I just do! ;)

  14. definitely can change your perspective!
    nice description =)

  15. Congrats on your writing accomplishments ~ and from such a young age too !!

  16. It sounds like your childhood home was full of inspiration. Wonderful. I loved the limerick :-)

  17. As good a reason as any. :D

    I love the limerick!

  18. Great limerick and always wonderful haiku.

    I enjoyed reading your directness. Seems like your early inspiration still grows.

  19. All good reasons to write. And we're all so glad that you do!

    Thanks so much for participating in last week's Limerick-Off. I just posted a new one and hope to see you there!


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