This is the first assignment of Writing 101 by WordPress’ Blogging U. I unfortunately forgot to signup for the course. However, I have decided to complete them by looking at my Blogging 101 buddies. The ever Vibrant Anand and the Indiana Jones-esque Arpita
Coming back now. I’ll start by saying that writing was something I started doing when I ran out of books to read.
I was 7 years old I guess. That was the time when I started reading Magic Pot. It is a bimonthly magazine for kids. It has stories, puzzles, jokes; the complete package. There was this one issue where the hero of the story, a rabbit, outwitted the evil lion. I did not like the way it ended. I started to rewrite its end. It was not more than 5 sentences, but hey! That was it. Writing came to me naturally since then.
I started writing essays, shorts stories and stuff in high school competitions. From there I moved on to speeches and finally as I have said before, blogs. Writing has turned me into a grammar nerd. I never use shortcuts in my WhatsApp texts.Writing makes me happy. Writing makes me feel at home. Writing makes me admire other people’s work. I write because I feel like an artist painting with words. I cannot stop doing it until the masterpiece is done.
This is one of my favorite quotes by Mark Twain.
I had even decided to become a lawyer where you get to talk and write. That didn’t happen though. I am an engineer-in-progress. However, I am and will always be, a wordsmith.