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Find your passions, stick to them

Writing creatively has many enjoyable functions. Although grueling at times, writing can be a rewarding art once you apply yourself.

Before you can enjoy the art of writing, you have to discover your purpose and passion. Discovering your purpose may not be difficult.

Write about something you feel strongly about; your favorite genre of music, a social issue or politics. Then, as you dedicate yourself to writing for this purpose, you will develop a passion; a long-lasting desire to make your voice heard through words.

If you couldn’t already tell, I’ve developed a passion for writing about my faith. When I first became a columnist in October 2011, I thanked God. I told Him the Forum section would be a great place to express my faith to a big audience.

Once you find your purpose, try to write from within your heart. Be sincere. Try to engross yourself so deeply in your writing that people see your personality in it.

One way people can see your heart through your writing is by seeing the end product, which can pay off significantly.

My dad told me once that he knew how gifted I am in writing. I always put a part of myself into it, he said.

Another testimony of my sincerity came from another guy I know. My column “Don’t Forget: You Are Special, Full of Purpose” had moved him to tears, he said.

With an honest effort to be sincere, be willing to open up a little. Openness can show that you are human and humble.

Through several columns, most of my anecdotes originate from my personal life.

At times, I’ve shared with you my insecurities and weaknesses. I’ve told you my hopes and dreams. I’ve told you my fears and failures. I’ve even expressed my pain and sadness.

By sharing these stories, I’ve made myself vulnerable to ridicule and laughter. I’ve showed you how broken of a man I truly am. Still I love this part of my writing because I always hope it inspires.

Be careful, though. Writing license comes with a little balance and tact. Sometimes you don’t want to toss “pearls at swine” or share your entire Facebook timeline in a public piece.

Even though you might mess up as you passionately write, don’t be discouraged. Keep your head up.

Several times I thought about retiring from the Forum. Especially this past fall. I started feeling that my writing became worthless. I started thinking other people thought all of my work was a joke.

Despite hearing these things in my mind, which may be obvious lies, I received hope. Whenever I felt down, people started asking me how my writing was coming along. Then, although I felt less support than this past school year, a lot of people kept sending me compliments and encouragement.

Along with maintaining hope in your writing, don’t sell yourself short. Give yourself grace. Whether you were meant to write best-selling novels or short opinion columns, this gift God gave you is valuable.

Honestly, I don’t read much, and my reading level probably reflects that.

I’m not even a creative writing major, but then (while I have a few grammar pet peeves), I don’t claim to be a grammarian.

While I may have these small handicaps, I still offer some flavorful writing. Like me, you should always write with the mindset that your work matters and offers a unique perspective. Then, you will accomplish your dreams.

Speaking of dreams, I want to complete my first story. Since starting it on Christmas Day, I have over 10,000 words. I’m trying to tell a romance story with a taste of sci-fi. I’m also asking God to help me incorporate Christian themes.

Even if, like me, you don’t desire to write a best-seller, enjoy your writing. For a moment, writing can help distract you from life and clear your thoughts.

So keep that pen bleeding!

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