Purpose of Writing

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This will be the last piece of personal write I will publish on booksie for a while. I hope you all enjoy this one as we are all writers here :)

Submitted: January 15, 2010

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Submitted: January 15, 2010

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Purpose of Writing



Writing has always been something I have admired, dreamed and have made into a goal of mine. I am not sure what it is about writing, but it has always been very close to my heart, and something about it has always drawn me in. I learned how to read and write a bit early for most in my age. I started to read and write a year, or two before my parents enrolled me into school. I remember my teacher giving my parents a fuss about it. I am not trying to be smug. When I didn't know how to read and write, and this is still a talk each year on my birthday; that I would bug my mother until she would sit me down on her lap and read me a story. Story telling was my favorite part of the day.It probably still is. Don't laugh at me. My family never forgets things. I also apparently asked her a billion questions, and my “why” questions are infamous. I guess not much has changed since then in that aspect.


When I started to read, nothing could stop me. I went through my family's library at home rather quickly. That library consisted of a small room. I have read those books easily a dozen times before my parents had to start my own small library collection. The old library was not cutting my thirst for new stories. Noting much has changed then. I still read like I am in a frenzy. I also write often, and I write a lot. I go through phases where I just can't write as fast as I think. All these ideas pop into my little head and I go through sleepless nights just so I can get things onto paper. Sometimes they come to me through dreams, somethings through an ad, sometimes through something I read, or a new word I learn, sometimes the people and things around me inspire me to write. You figure I am easily influenced. And, yes, you're correct; in regards to writing I am easily influenced. I don't, however write much regarding to my own personal life. I have never been that way.


Through elementary and easily into high school, I wrote very melodramatic pieces of writing, and things that border on delusion; meaning fantasy. I wrote a lot of fantasy. As a little girl I had the greatest imagination. My brother and I were each others best playmates and I had the luck of growing up in a very child-friendly place in the bosom of nature. Sea, woods, all kinds of hills, and animals were available to me. On my way to school I saw horses, possibly rode on them, although they weren't mine. And the ferry boat would slow down for the dolphins in the spring time, so they would not commit suicide, racing against the boat. My brother and I would create these fantasy worlds with witches and dragons, trolls and other creatures in which we'd create a plots, characters and take turn in playing them. The woods in the back road became the enchanted forest, Our next door neighbor's garden suffered horrible under our inventions. One time my brother and I created a hole through two connecting walls to "escape" from the dungeon into paradise. I have many examples in which I will not make you sit through and read them all. Each time the ending would be different to the same story. I wish I still had pieces of that imagination. Without a doubt, I would have been a very rich writer. Growing up dampers on your imagination greatly. I indulged in fantasy like no other. Hm, that sounds like a great article topic. "Growing up and Imagination."


Where am I going with this? "Come on, get with the point!" you're telling me. I understand. Fine. But I just wanted to share a bit of my own personal experience with writing before I started to go off about writing.


To some people, writing is as precious as life. It is what defines some. To some, writing is merely a relic of the past. It is not necessary, it is foolish and rather dull. Each to her own is a phrase I like to use often.

Writing is to me, beautiful and the most expressive and clear cut way for someone to express themselves. Writing encompasses our history, our achievements, our pasts, our civilizations records and well even those silly songs you listen to tend to have lyrics song. Guess what? That too is writing. It is a form of poetry.


I am an outspoken person, and I don't really sit around and take poop from other people. I have never been bullied, ever in my life. Even when I was new to this country and had a thick and heavy accent and spoke really bad broken English. No one dared to bully me back at home. I am not kidding. I have never left a building feeling awful and like I was stepped on. I don't go ahead and create mouth fights of course. I tend to let most things slip by too. But I don't let people walk over me either. I have never been good at that. I don't take things easy when I am attacked to be quite honest. I definitely don't start fights as it is not in my trait, and I find that too foolish. I do however always defend myself when need to. I tend to express my feelings out loud as much as I write about them. Maybe that is why I don't write about my personal life as much. There is nothing I haven't said to the person directly that I write about when I do write personal stories and poems. I believe in freedom of expression, personality and speech. These three things I take as seriously as my life. There is a reason why I major in politics. But it is also true that most people use writing as a form of expression and I too solely and purely believe that. I too use writing as a form of expression regarding my thoughts, beliefs and the stories of the characters I create. It is as precious to me as breath of air. I heavily indulge in the stories I create.


But writing has many, and I do mean many purposes. Writing originally was a way to record history, civilizations, and write down the tales that has been orated through generations. It was then used as a tool for most philosophers and mathematicians to keep their findings recorded and later on a way to become accepted into the community of academics. Today, writing is an essential part of any academic community. Your degree can be like mine, in Political Science, or any other Social Sciences, or in Biology and Math, and their endless variations or what we call Natural Sciences. You have to write essays in order to be admitted into a college. Your essays play a very important role in being accepted. Once you are admitted, your whole school career is spent on trying to make essays and papers, and write them, edit them, revise them before their due date and turn them in on time. Tell me about the stress, I know! Then in order to graduate you have to write a very long paper. Too long. Not only that, if you're profession is in the academics, you have to not only keep track of your findings and data, but you also have to elegantly present your findings in a long report. There are medical, literary, math, political and any other journals out there at introduces the latest findings and patterns. They are very important to be admitted into and to follow.


Writing is especially important in jobs. Most jobs. I actually don't know any job that doesn't require the least writing. Memos, resumes, emails, presentations, recommendations, resignations, proposals, promotions, contracts, quarterly and annual reports and so much more. The list can go on and on.


Writing in any language is a form of communication as you can gather. It is important too. Most people rely on your writing to get to know you in your large corporate job. You have to present yourself through adorned words to sell yourself in basic understanding.


People write for various reasons which to me all are valid. Some people write to assert their beliefs, their thoughts, their findings, the change they want to be, to influence someone, to get something off their chest, to express emotions, to write about life, to affect a life, to leave something behind us, to make us immortal in one way or another, to bring life the story we have created in our minds and to give the breath of life to our characters. Things we couldn't achieve, things we wish were different, things we wanted to escape, but fell into. These are all different sources of writing. All which are justified and valid.


Some people write about feminism, some people write about wars, some people write about certain controversial topics, some people write about traveling, some people write about a specific region, or a specific country, a specific religion, comparison of religions, ideologies, theories, philosophies, cook books, music books, poems, non fiction, biographies, fiction.


Whatever it is, it is always something from the depths of our souls and hearts, from the corners of our minds that have long sunk deep beneath our conscious. Dreams, or sometimes reality. Some people find it fascinating, and some people find it well, a bulk of crap to read about someone else's thoughts and feelings.


For reasons known and unknown to me, I have always been some one who always wrote. I have never asserted the notion that I was a good writer. I am not. I do love writing and find it in the essence of all humanity though. Writing, I think for many people before us and for us has always been a very special, a very personal thing. Even for those who do not like writing and do it for the sake of their jobs. There is something different about unraveling things through the words. It fascinates me and I gather most people do too. I also gather some people just hate it. Shame on them. Actually no, but sometimes you can't help the things you like and the things you hate.


Purpose of writing is many things. Whatever you want it to be, but remember it is always multi functional and can bring a great joy if you want it to.





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