Why Writers Write

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Dear Friend,

Why do writers write? For the readers? For themselves? Why do I write? To communicate; to enjoy it with God, to reflect upon my written thoughts, and so forth. Actually, it’s more than that. For me and other Christian writers, it starts with trusting God and obeying Him. The why is linked to Christ’s commandment to all Christians,


“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”

Mark 16:15 KJV



Why did He commanded us this? So that people could be saved through Him (John 3:16-18). And writing is one of many ways to obey Him. Thus, we write stories of redemption, hope, and the Truth from the Bible. God would subsequently use them to sow the seeds in unbelievers, also drawing His children closer to Christ.

It’s easy for writers to be lost in our craft and forget why we write in the first place. Thus, we must record our visions clearly and specifically for us to remember (I have mine here). Our visions are what we strive to write towards: in each word, sentence, and paragraph. If we don’t have a purpose, our writing journey would be short-lived. Most importantly, if God’s not in it, it’ll be worth as nothing in His eyes (1 Corinthians 3:13).

Remember, because He gave His life for us to live, let us give our lives for Him to use.


Very Sincerely Yours,
Clarissa Choo-Choo Train

P.S. How about you? Why do you write? If you’re not a writer, why are you doing what you’re doing?

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Clarissa is a vessel used for Christ’s glory. Although she’d lived in four countries, Heaven is her only Home. She desires to sow His seeds, and to serve third culture kids, teens, and writers. Peek into her Christian TCK Email Ministry. Or read more posts.

2 thoughts on “Why Writers Write

  1. Hi!

    This article is a great reminder to me personally on going back to the “why” of everything we do. For me? To feel good and have a sense of accomplishment? To please the people around me? Or because God planted me here and I’m exactly at the right place to bloom? Then I realized that spending time with God is more important that spending time for God. It doesn’t matter what I want to do for God, how I want to serve God, but rather, is God in my thoughts right now as I’m doing what I am doing at this very moment? Then it all revolves around that.

    Reading your blog provided me a glimpse of the challenges faced by writers. This is an eye-opener for me, and I’m really glad to be learning what’s on the other side of a blog, a book, or an article. It is indeed a brain-draining job, and yet any other job is likewise draining, some more on physically or emotionally. But that’s why we have groups of friends to encourage one another and to divert our attention from our own weariness to the lives of other people. And that’s why we have our Quiet Time with God where we can enjoy just being with Him, telling Him everything, and reflecting on current events and finding God’s hand at work in them.

    Thanks for writing!

    Yoshiko DJ

    On Sat, Aug 1, 2020 at 5:27 AM The Conductor, the Train, & the Passenger wrote:

    > Clarissa Choo-Choo Train posted: ” Dear Friend, Why do writers write? For > the readers? For themselves? Why do I write? To communicate; to enjoy it > with God, to reflect upon my written thoughts, and so forth. Actually, it’s > more than that. For me and other Christian writers, it starts w” >

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    1. Hi Yoshiko! Amen! Yes indeed. “…spending time WITH God is more important than spending time for God.” Christianity is a relationship between God and man. We go to God continuously to be WITH Him. And when I’m with Him, I would subsequently do what He wants me to do. Thank you for the reminder. ❤

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