‘We read to know we are not alone.’ I’ve always liked this quote from the movie Shadowlands. It’s as good a reason as any that I can think of as to why people read. So why do we write? If you agree with me as to why we read, then we must write to be read; we write to actively reach out to see if we are not alone. I write to be read. When it comes down to it, there is no other point to writing.