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Why I Realized I Wanna Be A Writer Growing Up




I was meant to do something creative at a young age when I first grabbed the pen to come up with new ideas. When I was 6-years-old, I first got into drawing. Drawing was one of my early interests of mine because I have a strong visual attention to details. One time, I drew a picture of my mom for her birthday (April 21) and she loved it so much that she hopes to frame it one day.

When I entered my teen years, I started to get interested in writing. I once told my 7th grade English teacher that I wanted to be a writer when I grow up. During that time, I started writing random stuff using an old version of Microsoft Word on the computer. During the 10th grade, a clinical psychologist encouraged me to get into reading. The more I read, the more it encouraged me to write. At the start of my junior year, I was introduced to the literary magazine Teen Ink, which was the main inspiration I got into creative writing. When I was recycling my old box, I found my old paper for English Class that's titled "My Part-Time Journal About My Life" as part of a project for the book The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. There was a quote that says, "I express writing as a therapy to help me find who I really am."

As time has passed until now, I never had the urge to do creative writing unless I tried. During college, I didn't try it because I was too stressed out with my college classes. The way I was too stressed out with my classes was that I showed a lack of purpose. Last year after I got my Associate of Arts, I felt out of place that it made me so depressed. But then I turned to creative writing to give myself meaning. Throughout the years until today, I didn't give myself the motivation to try but then I got some therapy to help me find that motivation.

Today, I'm doing well with myself now and I just started doing creative writing as a hobby. I'm starting out small but once I get better in perfecting my craft in writing, I'm gonna start over and over again as a professional. I'm using the writing book 642 Things to Write About and Grammarly as good reinforcers to help me with my writing. I learn to persevere everyday by overcoming the obstacles that get in my way such as my priorities. For example, I always start my day doing homework for therapy and I always stay positive when I get the job done. When I get writer's block, I would turn to exercising and the way I exercise shows how my body is like poetry.

I would love to do creative writing as a career one day. I once took a Children's Literature course when I was in college. I also have experience with children's literature from volunteering at my local library stacking the books on the shelves. I really wish my family would support me in my writing career. I also wanna go back to school and earn a college degree in Literature. If I want my work to be published, then I can't do it all by myself. As a writer, it's good to accept some help by working with an editor to help me revise and edit a rough draft of my work to create a final version.

Being a writer, you have to be creative by thinking outside the box. You need to have an open mind with a good perception. You also need a sense of adventure when you come up with new ideas.

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