Why I Write: A Story of Perseverance

I offer my experience with writing, and some tips if you choose to pursue a career in it.

It’s 2 a.m. and I’m madly typing away on the keyboard. My latest scene needed to be written down before I forgot it the next day. This is just one common occurrence since I began to write years ago.

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Ever since I was a boy in elementary school, I knew I wanted to make video games.

I may not have known exactly what the job was, but I knew one thing: I wanted to create characters, story, attacks… whatever you can think of. It seems so obvious now that writing would be the course to take, but I didn’t realise it until my third year in college.

I have a degree in English/Creative Writing with a minor in Screenwriting. Some believe that you can’t teach creative writing; you certainly cannot make someone a creative person, but you can definitely help them express their ideas in the best way possible.

This is what I learned from my college education. I still have all my ideas, but I learned how to structure them more solidly, write better dialogue to convey a certain emotion, character development, and all the technical things you need to have a good story.