Answering the question “why I write” has been a challenging assignment. In fact, I am even finding it more difficult than writing a research or academic paper. I think this is because I am always so used to writing simply because I have to do it for an assignment. But this question and prompt is forcing me to really answer a question I probably have never even answer or even thought to answer before. It is definitely forcing me to really look deep into my writing and think about what I am try to get out each piece of writing I have composed. In my opinion, this question is not as easy as it may appear….
My plan with approaching this assignment is to investigate my relationship with writing throughout my past. I have already begun looking for common themes in my writings and for what purpose I wrote each different piece of writing. I plan to look a few specific scenarios from the past of when I may have struggle with writing or even an occasion when I flourished. One example that come to mind for me is describing my experience with writing and giving a speech for my high school graduation. I think by exploring this example, I can find out a great deal about myself as well as my reasons for writing. I will try to capture my thought process and emotions while I wrote that speech. I also will try to incorporate what I hope to achieve in the future as a writer and areas of writing I want to explore and further develop in.
(In some ways, writing this blog has actually been a helpful resource for figuring out how to approach this prompt. By simply writing this out, I now have a better grasp on how to tackle this assignment. )