I've worked with a lot of people who write forum rps because they are aspiring writers and such. In my case... I dislike "writing" and really have no desire to see others read my work. Not to mention, writing alone bores me to death. I need someone to share ideas, organize thoughts with, and occasionally surprise me, because otherwise it feels like a chore rather than a game. For me, it's just a nice escape that keeps my brain active and entertains me. Writing a good story is like reading a good book on steroids... even if the writing isn't as good as a professional author (and it often comes very close with a good partner and synergistic flow), I get to play a role in making things develop. It also gives me a chance to change my perspective, try to explore issues and dilemmas that I don't face in my real life. So that's why someone who hated AP/IB English classes in highschool spends time writing hundreds of words a day for fun now. What your reason?