My Passion for Writing

The 18th century French philosopher Denis Diderot said, "Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things." Describe one of your passions and reflect on how it has contributed to your personal growth.

I don't remember how I stumbled upon it, but after I did, I became inspired and motivated. It was too surreal that a thirteen-year-old girl could have written and published a book at such a young age. The book was called In the Forests of the Night and it was written by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes.

As a writer myself, I began to have hope that I would be able to publish a book. I was in sixth grade and I had found comfort in writing fiction, but this was also a naive time for me. Ever since I can recall, I have always liked to secretly compete with others. I wanted to be the youngest writer to have successfully published a book, but reality didn't work that way.

I was convinced that I would be able to finish my novel before my thirteenth birthday. I researched animals and drew sketches of my fantasy world. I printed out baby names and meanings to choose my character names wisely. I was so into creating my own story, so accustomed to this hobby that as high school started to pull me back into reality I began to lose grasp of my fantasy world.

Now every time I write I get pulled back into my fantasy world. That world where I can reconstruct what I imagine and let my creativity flow to its max. This yearning to break free has...

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