This quote describes the true storyteller perfectly. 'We do not write because we want to; we write because we have to' - Somerset Maugham. It's a compulsion. We live, breathe, sleep and eat storytelling with passion, inspiration, often times frustration, but in the end there is nothing else we can do. My dream was to become a published author and I have achieved that goal. Writing makes my heart soar. Ink runs through my veins and the voices of characters asking to be written about echo through my mind. I know in my heart of hearts that I will always write...because it's a part of who I am...I love it and, as Somerset Maugham so aptly phrased it, I have to.