All posts tagged: wannabe writer

do what you love, write your heart out

Sometimes I feel like a wannabe writer. In journals, I write letters to my future and old selves. I thank my old self for being brave. I plead my future self not to change, not to become prideful. I think I’m a wannabe writer, but there’s a thing or two that I have learned about writing. We are all writers. It’s a beautiful thing to witness beginning writers grow. My students ask me, how do you spell this word? They ask me, what does effable mean? (If you’re wondering, effable means able to be described in words.) As writers, we keep adding new words to our vocabulary. Writers pay attention to sentence structure and word choice. Writers paint a picture when they compare two unlike things. Writers write with a purpose. Writers know good writing when they read it. Writers read. I love reading good writing. I hate finding good writing that tells sad stories though. I feel too much. Those stories become too much to bear. I feel like a wannabe writer but sometimes …