Writing has never been a strong suit in in my career as a student, but what really motivates me as a writer is the knowledge that I have the ability to change the world by sharing my thoughts and ideas to the world.
When it comes to topics to write about and stories to publish it seems to me like I never fall short on an opinion. Being a part of the campaigns of President Barack Obama, Senator Brian Schatz and Secretary Hillary Clinton have sparked an interest in me to follow the current political affairs of our nation. Politics comes along with affiliation and when asked about my affiliation I always answer Democrat. People ask me why when I write I have a liberal bias. I explain to them that it goes beyond my experience in the realm of politics and finds its roots when I was growing up. I was raised in the middle class and have seen its struggles first hand. This gives me an urge to write in a manner that can change the way people view the lower class and people who can’t help themselves.
When I first began writing about politics on blogs and forums like Reddit and 4chan I would be shot down for how poor my arguments were and the numerous grammar errors included in my work. I would research late into the night by reading quality content from the New York Times and NBC news so I could get a sense of the standard of writing I need to be at to be successful. After practicing for months at a time I began posting on those blogs again and this time, my writing was on point and considerably more improved. Users stopped leaving negative comments and began to compliment my work.
In general, I enjoy to write because it gives me an ability to reach out to people and give them a reason to believe in the causes that I believe in and share the ideas that I have. A lot of great moments in our history have happened because of a stroke of a pen. Whether they are C.S Lewis and his novel Narnia or John Kennedy and the Profiles of Courage, many true shapers of this world wielded a pen as their weapon and I hope to be one of them.