Friday, February 19, 2010

To Write or not to write

Well, yesterday I attended orientation for uni and boy, all the information I had to take in made my head hurt.

One of the questions that was addressed was how every student undertaking education (because we were all previous post-graduates) were selected... and I actually feel sorry for the administration.

Apparently they had to go through every transcript from any college experience and:
1. see if the applicant could become a teacher; and
2. what specialisation the student 'must' undertake.

I got placed into the English specialisation (which is probably a big Duh) because I've got a BA in writing.

This got me thinking (that could possibly be another reason my head hurts). The school believes that my qualifications should be an English teacher. But why? Why do I write? Everyone probably has different answers for this question. Mine is simple. I've got a story I just have to get out. Whether it's just blogging, or writing a fairly twisted novel (as long as it's not an essay... that's the one bit of writing I hate), it's the only time that I can escape from my life and imagine a different world

I'm still not convinced that it's a safe move to leave corruptible kids in my care... just kidding. I guess I'll find out if I've got what it takes to be a teacher when I get to do some actual placement this semester.

So, why does everyone write? What compels you toward the written word?


lisa and laura said...

We started writing because we were bored and we figured since we loved to read, we'd be good at it. And then we sort of fell in love. Now I'm not sure we'd ever be able to stop!

Suzette Saxton said...

I write because it's who I am. Without it I would be lost.

Annie McMahon said...

I started writing because I read so many books to my kids when they were younger, and I kept thinking "I bet I can write a book kids would love to read." So I did.

Oh, and there's an award waiting for you at my blog:

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