If you as a writer have ever questioned the value of what you write, go read this whole article. (And have the tissue box handy.)
"Somewhere, there is a woman, sitting in a ro0m, three days past a rape.
Write a story for her.
Somewhere, there is a man, sitting in a hospital room.
Write a story for him.
Story-telling has been around for millennia for a reason--we need to connect. We need to both transport somewhere other than our own daily circumstances and to connect to others, to know that someone out there understands us. Understands our fears, our desires. We need to escape, without physically abandoning our family and friends. Stories do that. We need the hope, the connection, the dream.
Write a story for us."