Why Do I Write by Anna Simpson

Hi, I hope everyone has been enjoying the new year so far! If not, I hope it gets better.

Today, I have guest blogger and IWSG member Anna Simpson, about why she writes. Also, don’t forget to check our her new book, “White Light”!

Guest Post — Why do I Write?

Thanks for having me here today Lidy. I hope you don’t regret it.

Why I write is simple and complicated.

Simply, I’m an emotional pressure cooker that needs a release valve. I don’t do sports, or clean when my feelings take over. I sit at my computer. Writing lets me vent without hurting a soul. It started during my teen years when I was angry all the time and I’ve never given up the habit.

The complicated answer is every now and then I need a break from my smalltownsville life and writing gives me that chance. Like most people on this beautiful blue planet, life gets hard for me sometimes. Writing is very therapeutic and I’m grateful that I have a little talent to push me along.

I can leave the real world and live in a daydream. Live someone else’s life. Face someone else’s troubles. And walk away from that too when I’m ready. It is the best and least expensive vacay anyone can go on. Of course it doesn’t end there.

Revisions loom in my future, but I deal with that later.

Until then, I go back to my life. Well rested, and living the good life.

Any of you have a hobby or activity that gets you through the hard times? Tell me. I’d like to know.


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White Light
Anna Simpson


About The Book:

Emma never dreamed of being a super-sleuth. In her mind, she’s more Scooby Doo than Nancy Drew and when her nosy neighbor, Mrs. Perkins, drags her to an anniversary party to solve a mystery, she rolls her eyes, buys a box of chocolates and hops in the car.

What’s a party without an attack on its host—or more accurately on the host’s grandson, sparking an allergic reaction and moving the party to the hospital waiting room. Suddenly, everyone is a suspect. Emma and Mrs. Perkins, along with Great Aunt Alice (a spirit with boundary issues who keeps stepping into Emma’s body like a new dress and playing matchmaker), dive into an investigation that almost gets Emma killed along with the man they are trying to protect. With so many reasons to kill him and so much to be gained if he died, Emma and Mrs. Perkins must unravel the tenuous ties that point to every member of his family as potential killers.

Even if it means going back to the psych ward, Emma will protect her friend and this innocent man. What good is freedom if it’s haunted with guilt?

Author Links:

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anna2authorpic.jpgAbout the Author:

Anna Simpson lives near the Canadian-US border with her family. Even though she’s lived in several places in British Columbia, her free spirit wasn’t able to settle down until she moved back to her hometown.

She is easy to find though, if you know the magic word — emaginette. Do an internet search using it and you’ll see what I mean. 🙂


  1. I can totally relate to using writing as a release valve as a teen, and even as an adult.When I was young, I loved to imagine living wild and free with no parents to ruin it all 🙂 Later, as an adult, I wrote a whole dystopian novel based on my old corporate job! It really helped me go to work every day.

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  2. I think we share a lot of the same reasons for writing. The first one which is because there are pent up emotions that are easiest to release in writing is definitely the key reason as to why I personally write poetry. Although I mostly write novels to get a message out and for the enjoyment of it. But I also understand her second reason of wanting to escape sometimes. Personally I read for the fulfillment, but I can understand and relate to that feeling. Keep writing ^.^

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  3. […] I meant to start off the new year with this post as my first regularly programmed blog post of 2016. But that particular Monday also happened to be my 200th blog post. So did a celebratory post instead. The following Monday was a guest post by author, blogger and IWSG member Anna Simpson for her book “White Light.” And if you’re an amateur detective fan, loved Scooby Doo and Nancy Drew, you can read the post here. […]

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