I’m in the process now of writing my first paper in the writing minor, the “Why I Write” essay. It’s very difficult to do, because I’ve never really put much thought into why I write. Writing has always just been something I enjoy and something I’ve had some success with. But is it enough to say that I write because I enjoy it? Of course not. What I need to do, obviously, is find out why I enjoy writing so much. What does writing do for me that other things don’t do? What other “things” am I comparing writing to? Do I use it for communication, for expression, academically, etc? Is the reason I love to write because of its flexibility?
All of these are questions I suppose I must answer as I write this paper. But, as difficult as writing a good paper is, knowing why I write might be more of a challenge.
Also, there was a request on my last post to add a link to my brother’s YouTube channel, so here it is:
Here’s a more serious channel my brother owns, where he puts up music he writes and records himself (and a really funny/awesome video and song I helped him with you should all check out)
And, while we’re at it, since my three best friends are all studying abroad this semester, I decided I’d start back up on my personal blog, so here’s the link for that, too, in case anyone is interested (and I assume nobody is):