Writing Has Always Fascinated Me Essay

765 Words Jun 16th, 2016 4 Pages
Writing has always fascinated me. I have been an avid reader since I was a small child. I have always enjoyed escaping into the fantasy lives created for me in books. I started picking up John Grisham and Michael Crichton books when I was still in the single digits. Reading Mark Twain was difficult for me because he wrote in the vernacular of past times, and my undeveloped grade school vocabulary could not process the distinction of the language. What has always fascinated me the most is how writers can conceive a story and allow words and ideas to flow from their minds. These thoughts regarding story conception and follow through, as well as my various fears and handicaps are what I plan to present to you from the aspect of a literary admirer with limited writing skills.

I am an imposter. At least that is what my mind tells me on a near-constant basis. I have what is called Imposter’s Syndrome. I am nearly always waiting to be outed as the fraud I fear I am. My hesitance to put words on paper is directly related to this syndrome. Writing, to me, is trustworthy. It is constant. It is permanent. So why would anyone care to read my opinion or idea on whatever topic I felt strongly enough to put words to paper? As Jean Valjean in Les Miserables says, “who am I?”

I am unimaginative. I loved to play with Lego bricks when I was a kid(still do, in fact) but only when I had the directions to create whatever the box’s instructions had precisely laid out for me (as a 35 year…

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