Why I Want to Be a Writer

Why I want to be a writer

My passion for writing stems back to when I was about seven or eight years old. I already had a love for reading, and I was entranced with the way an author could make words seem alive and create images in my head. I wanted to be able to do that, too.

So I started writing. It started first with short stories about magical worlds (I still write about magic to this day). Then I had this idea to create a newspaper that would be distributed to the houses near mine. It was one page, designed by my friend’s mom, and sold to people for a quarter. This was the start of my journalism “career”.

I moved on to emailing self-created newsletters to my friends. I still wrote stories, but now I put it on myself to put together a newsletter for all the friends in my email address book (which wasn’t a lot).

At the age of ten, I finally found out the word for this type of writing. People who did this for a living were called journalists, and immediately it became something I wanted to be. Since then until my senior year of high school, I was torn between going into journalism and becoming a veterinarian.

Now, close to the end of my first year of college, I think I made the right decision. After nearly a year of journalism classes and writing for the college newspaper almost every week, more than ever am I determined to get myself a career in the field of journalism.

And not only has my love for writing carried to me to the field of journalism, but has also lead me to the desire of being an author as well. Basically all I want to do with my life is write. I want people to fall in love with my words and to use my writing to help them feel better.

I want to be a great journalist. Journalists are and should continue to be the watchdog for the people. I want to be one of the people that expose wrongdoings and help others learn more about the world. Not only do I want to bring attention to the issues that need it most, but I want to learn more about everything I possibly can.

That’s what I love about journalism- that I can dabble in many different things and talk to all sorts of people. I can travel or write from home. I can write about a kaleidoscope of subjects. While some of my time will be spent in an office, I know I can also go out to cover events and interview people.

I cannot think of a better job than being a journalist and an author. Putting together words is my passion, my purpose. With it, I want to do good things and help others.

I was lucky to find my life’s passion at a young age- it always has been and always will be writing. My other passion has been helping others, whether people or animals. Now, I’m trying to figure out a way to mesh these two loves.

I will never stop writing because for me it is the equivalent of breathing.

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