An Experiment in Writing to Write

William F. Aicher
3 min readMar 4, 2022
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I’m gonna try something new. For no real reason, other than I’m interested in what will happen with it. What I plan here is to write just to write. And I’m going to be sharing it here on Medium.

There won’t be any real purpose or theme behind what I write — at least not for this “series.” Instead, it’s just going to be exercises of me attempting to be able to write about pretty much whatever I feel like writing about, with little to no concern about the results.

See, the problem with being a writer is you always tend to start looking for reasons to write.

You want readers.

You want to sell books.

You want to be remembered.

You want to make a difference.

You want a gigantic check.

And I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want some or all of those things. I’d even be lying if I said that this little exercise I’ll be embarking on isn’t still motivated somehow by all of that. It’s nearly impossible to rid yourself of influences. They can live so deep beneath the surface sometimes that you don’t even realize they’re there — but they are.

But this whole series, this isn’t the goal. The real goal I have here is to simply see what happens when I write about whatever I feel like writing about.



William F. Aicher

Author of “philosophical” thrillers, sci-fi, horror, and sometimes the plain old bizarre. Buy my books on Amazon: