Are you a writer?
Do you enjoy writing?
I remember entering college as a Health Science major. I’ve been a reader my entire life. I enjoy stories but I never thought to begin writing until I had my own apartment during the summer. I remember waking up every morning and night, before and after work, to write. I write every day I can now. I am completing stories and searching for editors! I have never been even expecting to be progressing along these lines but discovering another portion of writing, beyond reading, that is enjoyable to me has been amazing. I feel more of a connection in what I do.
You may not believe or know you’re a writer. You might have an interest in a field where you may not think writing is necessary. Writing is necessary in every field. Don’t limit yourself. Writing is expandable and is a place for the author to create to their extent. You don’t want to be inaccurate if you’re writing along factual scientific data but write a science fiction if you’re sick of what you may perceive as standards in science. Writing is an extension of your being or the being you want to create. There are a few grammatical errors and statements that may need adjusting for clarity. Yet- you can write to your heart’s content. You have no limitation in writing. This is important to your growth as a person and writer.
Creative Writing doesn’t place any restrictions on you. You may have a few class assignments that need to be done but you don’t need to force yourself to do anything except write. Writing is a discipline as are other crafts. You can learn by asking a lot of questions, questioning what you read, reading, and continuously writing until you find the voice(s) you need for your story(ies). Don’t join a Creative Writing course because you hear it will be easy. I don’t think any class should be taken simply because it is easy. Find a reason to challenge yourself. Try to write a good poem. Try to write a good blurb. Try to write a good short story. Don’t hold yourself back from being great.
Creative Writing requires an open mind and a willing pen. You may have to read a lot of literature in a Creative Writing course. There is a sense of overwhelming when Creative Writing majors or minors find out there is course material- expect it. You will have your time to write but a teacher may want to cover grounds that can possibly improve your take on writing. Be ready to share with other writers. There will be students in Creative Writing courses that are not a part of the major or minor; the class is an elective choice for them. You want to note their reactions just as much as the writer next to you. It’s good to have different feeds. If you can interest a person in reading and writing through your writing then you need to note what works in your writing. You don’t need school to be a great writer. Use schooling as a medium to meet other interesting folk. The amount of feedback may help your growth tremendously. Appreciate the people around you- care, share and write.