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Reasons to Write

"We write to make suffering endurable, evil intelligible, justice desireable, and love possible....That's worth this life."

--- Roger Rosenblatt

He goes on to encourage people:  "Write to make the world better."

Here's the whole interview:  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/entertainment/jan-june11/rosenblatt_01-31...

I can't wait to check out his book, Unless it Moves the Human Heart: The Craft and Art of Writing.