Writing Choices Coincide With Dreams #IWSG #AmWriting
[I wrote this post as a member of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group where we share our worries and also offer support and encouragement to each other on the first Wednesday of every month. If you’re a writer like me and you’re looking for a bit of support, you can click the link and sign up here
I wanted to be a teacher once. Not right away. At 9 I wanted to a singer, then a zoologist until I learned I was allergic to most animals. After that I wanted to be a game warden, then a dietician, then a landscape architect, and I ended up in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Graphic Design.
I think the path to become a teacher was never straight or clear. But my writing genre has–Young Adult. I guess maybe it’s because I’ve always been a kid at heart. I’ve made lots of crazy choices and I DO STILL LOVE to help young people with their dreams. I’ve tried to help them learn to make better choices from my mistakes.
A long answer to this month’s question, but the true answer.
So what is this month’s question? “The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.” Flannery O’Conner said, “I write to discover what I know.” Authors across time and distance have had many reasons to write. Why do you write what you write?
The world is more difficult than ever. My writing tends to reflect teens forced to grow up too fast and face difficult choices in magical worlds. Magic makes these choices seem less scary, yet they still feel very real.
I love this month’s question. Why do you write your genre?
Happy IWSG Day 🙂