There’s a line in the movie, Fields of Dreams where Kevin Costner’s character and his hero, the 60’s counter-culture author played by James Earl Jones, are at a Boston Red Sox baseball game. Costner turns to his hero and asks him, “What do you want?” Costner is talking about a food order, but the writer thinks Costner is asking a more global question. The writer answers honestly, naming immediate life goals.
I always liked that line. “What do you want?” Since you are all writers, I wonder what you want. Maybe a better question is to combine the two issues. “Why do you write? What do you want?”