| In the Writers' Forum, I have realized that there are many young people who desire to pursue writing. Many young writers have a goal to publish a book at some point. I admire that. I admire how there are people out there with goals and aspirations associated with their interests.
If you go to the Writers' Forum yourselves, you would see many interesting compositions that are dramatic, sad, exciting, humorous, adventurous, and out of this world. There are many types of genres featured on that Forum. Now, I'd like to share with you one in particular. This is an excerpt from Jacob's book:
It was a crisp summerís morning and a layer of heat lounged like a tiger over Central Cambodiaís lush green forests. Nestling secretively under the tigerís paw, the sleepy town of Hien Khoy was beginning to wake. It appeared not much to look at, just three dusty streets, a market square, several dozen dishevelled houses and a canal, but it was a vibrant hub of life compared to the rainforests.
Morning subtly began to seep into the houses of the town, causing the residents to wake, and people gradually began to trickle out into the streets. Hien Khoy had a slow-paced and carefree ambience, which was probably because of illiteracy and the lack of employment and clocks. Hien Khoy had none of the hustle and bustle of the cities; it was as if time itself had been stuck together with syrup. Hien Khoy was just a small town like any other.
As you can see, this 12-year-old writer has captured the essence of a Cambodian town using magnificant metaphors and similes and vivid descriptions. My point is, no matter how old or young you are and writing is your passion, then write! It does not matter what you write about. In fact, you could just one day whip out a pad and pen and start writing whatever rolls through your mind at that moment! (Ex. Wow, this place is busy. Elephants are large. Pink is pretty. What if I just fell off this chair...)
However, what if your thoughts about writing flow a little like this. "I like writing, but I don't think I'm all that good at it. I like to read other people's writing, though." Like I said before, if you enjoy writing, if you find pleasure in writing, do not let anything hold you back. Like what my English teacher said, "It's good to keep a journal and write in it everyday." It does not matter if you don't think it's "good enough," because whatever you write will be progress. Just to write often is productive in your hobby of writing.