The writer's urge.
Writing unfolds from an urge within that's two-fold in nature, and illusive. It's hard to put words on, yet that's the one thing the craft is all about.
It's not easy carrying the urge to write, since most of the time you cannot share it with anyone. Only the few understand, and sometimes you don't even understand it yourself. You just feel it.
What is it that makes writing such an amazing and challenging craft at the same time?
I have given it a lot of thought through the years, but even after 25 years of professional writing I find it hard to come up with an answer.
I have a qualified guess, though, and it is this,