Writing/Non Fiction

No Readers? No Point In Writing?

That’s just my opinion

Grey Hen With A Pen
6 min readNov 12, 2022

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Thank You

First of all, thank you for reading. Thank you to those who subscribe to my emails. Thank you for your support, and for taking time to comment on my posts — it makes my day when someone reaches out. Thank you, because without readers I see no point in writing.

That’s just me of course. I know plenty of writers who write without an audience in mind — those who journal, or do it simply for the pleasure of creating, or for cathartic or other personal reasons. I, however, need a reason. Something concrete, some point. Writing takes up a large amount of my time. Time is precious. I have to justify to myself the use of that time. There are other, more important things I could do during the time I indulge myself with word-shaping. Writing (as does reading) isolates — disengages — it’s selfish in its demands of the writer. It requires concentration, no distractions, no interactions — I’m somewhere else…I can’t be here as well.

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I’m my own worse critic

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Grey Hen With A Pen

Patricia Minson writes poems, short stories, and articles on a variety of subjects from Art & Writing to Spirituality & True Crime.