.Actually, the list is extremely short. There are only two reasons anybody would want to be a writer.
Here they are:
1. There is no alternative. You absolutely have to be a writer -- and if you can't be a writer, you'll be a failed writer, one of those people who write every day of their lives and never get published.
2. You get to set your own schedule. If it's a hot, sunny day in September, you can just take off for the beach.
Speaking of which...