Maria Popova of (one of my favorite websites of all time) shares this excerpt from George Orwell’s Why I Write. “Putting aside the need to earn a living, I think there are four great motives for writing, at any rate for writing prose. They exist in different degrees in every writer, and in any one writer the proportions will vary from time to time, according to the atmosphere in which he is living… Sheer egoism. Desire to seem clever, to be talked about, to…Continue Reading ““Why I Write” by George Orwell (from”