I love the written word. Always have.
When I was six, I pulled apart a hardcover book to see how it was made. My favorite field trip was a printing plant. The first grown-up book I labored through was The Hunchback of Notre Dame. I stared at its thickness, wondering "Can one person have that much to say?!"
I love business writing. Business is magnificent, powerful, creative, clever. Business writing took me to Washington DC to cover the Energy Forum. It sent me to a scorpion milking farm in Mexico for a pharmaceutical client. It has taken me to London, Milan and Edinburgh, and gave me the thrill of having my own book in print, at last.
I love creative writing as well. I'm not one of those business writers who keeps The Harvard Business Review on my nightstand. Instead, there you'll find Steinbeck, Fennimore Cooper, hard-boiled Spenser novels by Robert B. Parker, and fun reads like 50 Years of James Bond. And in my portfolio, you'll find such un-businesslike writing as Men's Style & Etiquette: The How-To Guide, and "Something Real Fine," an historic short story.
No I don't, as literary sourpuss Dorothy Parker described it, "Hate writing, but I love having written." I love to write.