"The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why" - Mark Twain
Writing 220 - December, 2014
Welcome to my writing ePortfolio. I'm a writer. I don't know why, and I don't know how, but for some reason I'm able to put words down onto a page and enjoy the process of doing so. Writing is my escape - it's where I go when I have nowhere else to turn and whom I call when I need to talk. The paper is my voice; the pen my microphone. Through my first semester in the Sweetland minor in writing program, I feel I have expanded my horizons as a writer. It started in exploring why I love to write, moved to something I’m familiar with in creating a fictional story, and ended with figuring out an entire new medium of digital rhetoric. The guiding idea of this ePortfolio is that I am a writer. From writing half a novel, an academic paper on ethics, blogging on the class page, to even crafting three movie trailers, I am a writer.
I’m not quite sure exactly when I figured out my fondness for writing. The first real memory I have is in my freshman year history class in high school. However, it did not come from writing any sort of paper or essay – quite the opposite actually. I recall being typically bored in a lecture about the middle ages or something like that. My mind wandering, I thought it would be funny to write down whatever crazy thoughts popped into my head and produced these paragraphs making fun of the teacher and the subject. I showed it to my friend next to me who started laughing. My teacher came over so I closed the document without saving it. But, I thought to myself, this is sort of fun. From there, I’ve written several short stories and even half a thriller novel. My favorite papers are when I have complete control over the topic. I love to create and I love to write. So enjoy –