Of course the work of writing a full blown 18,000 word 128 page novel was tedious but with the support of my teacher and parents I finally completed and managed to publish my book via LuLu.com even with my fair share of complaining, procrastinating and my strong, strong desire to play video games. As I held my book in my hands and looked back, all the way back to 16 weeks ago and saw all my hard work I realized that I was more than satisfied and I was completely and totally overjoyed at the thought of completing my own book. When you hold a book or a paper knowing that you wrote an amazing creation yourself the pride you feel is undeniable. I think that's when I became a writer.
I learned through the writing process that I was able to type and write faster, and I became 10 times better at being more descriptive and organizing my thoughts. Writing is truly an important tool to learn because it teaches perseverance, it makes you think, and it enhances your vocabulary as you think of more interesting words to tell your story. This process also enhances your grammar, for instance, I don’t know how many times I wrote “me and__”, instead of, “__ and I”. I also think that one of the hardest things about writing is the word count. It’s really easy to just repeat the word over and over and over and over (well as you can see I’m stacking up words simply to give you ideas on things you can do to get more words ok enough stalling let’s get back to the point shall we?)
From the time you can spell and hold a pencil you can write. I mean all over the internet you see kids of all ages writing descriptions of pictures they take or draw, short stories, fan fictions or simply leaving comments on blogs, which brings me to the last thing I want to say. I am obviously new at blogging, this being the first article in my first blog. I've heard from my friends that blogging has a more personal touch to it, similar to a journal entry except that you are actually writing to an audience that are able to express their opinions (which may sometimes be upsetting to the author) freely about your thoughts. The author has to take into consideration where the reader is coming from and might ask themselves, “What part of this article frustrated this person?” or “What can I learn from this critique?” or the author might simply bask in the positive comments from readers. As I already mentioned an author should keep an open mind when writing so to a reader can also keep an open mind. If a reader does not understand what the author is saying he should look at it from a different perspective. I’ve visited numerous blogs and if I didn’t understand what the author was trying to say, I would just think about it for a while, or I might just move on or I sometimes choose to leave a comment or ask a question such as, “What do you mean when you say _______?” Finally, I think all writing is beautiful in its own way, like a painting it may just need a little extra splash of color or a more descriptive word just to tie it all together.