Writing brings me so much joy, and not just any specific genre. Whatever is burning in my heart is what I write, and in turn I hope it means something to anyone who reads it. I don’t write simply because I can; I write to make a difference. It’s fun to write entertaining stories, but in the midst of the excitement, there needs to be purpose. Words are strong, and the ability to form them into worlds is an art that should never be taken for granted.
While my journey of writing has been one consisting mainly of small projects to portray my passion, it has also consisted of my two main goals as a writer; to publish and share a novel I have been working on for nearly eight years, and to inspire and encourage other young writers. For years now, I have been developing the idea of a fantasy series that I am pursuing publication of. The support of family, friends, and those I’ve met through multiple forms of media has helped to carry me on this journey. Having seen such support, and having spoken with dozens of young writers all dreaming of the same things as I, I have developed the hope of helping my fellow writers to pursue their dreams.
It crushes me to hear people giving up on hopes and dreams, or when someone puts another person down for even having those hopes. Almost everyone, if not everyone, has thought of writing a story at some point in their life. Why? Because there’s a story in all of us. While many people don’t ever write that story, or some do but they never let it reach another’s eyes, there are those who practice that love of storytelling. The undiscovered is a much more vast world than the discovered when it comes to writers. You could find the greatest story you’ve ever read among them! My hope is to reach out to those writers and encourage them to keep going. Being world famous isn’t the ultimate goal; being recognized as someone with something powerful to share and touching other people’s lives is much greater. I hope to help those undiscovered writers by giving my support and advice to them and their stories, and perhaps one day I’ll see them joining the ranks of the greats just as I wish to. Because the greats aren’t the famous people; they are those who have changed lives.