Final Essay Grade 6
Assignment: Write an Essay about Writing. You may take this essay in whatever direction you choose. Examples: What is Writing? Is writing important? What are the most important things about writing you have learned? What do you plan to do with your writing skills in the future?
The Power of Words
Words. Do you even stop to think about them? Do they hurt? Heal? Make right a wrong? Do they even matter? In fact, why should we even try to write them, master them, or come to understand them?
Words have impact. You could say a simple hello to someone on the street and unbeknownst to you they decide not to commit suicide because you turned their day around. In the same way writing can greatly impact someone’s life, sometimes for good, other times for bad. You must master words and how they are used to fully understand writing.
Have you ever read a moving piece of writing? An article maybe, a book, or poem? Have you read The Bible? All of these things greatly impact people’s lives. The Bible for instance is the Word of God, if you read it and really study it, God’s Word will change your life for the better. Every line, every pronunciation mark, every word, all these things were ordained by God. You may say “that proves my point, God ordained those books, I can’t write that well.” You would be wrong.
Anyone can write. Writing may come easier to some people rather than others but any person with practice and hard work can write. There are four main myths about writing:
#1. I have to be in The Mood. The answer to that is you don’t. Do you think writers make their living by only writing when they are in the mood? They might never get their manuscripts finished. If you force yourself to write it not only gets you in the mood but by forcing yourself to write you get better and better. Some people may never be “in the mood” to write but that does not mean they can’t.
#2. I don’t have time to write. This is perhaps the silliest myth. If you face everything with that attitude you will never have time for anything. Do you have time to watch movies? Do you have time to talk to your friends? Why? The answer is because you make time. If you can make time for those things then you can make time to write. Perhaps only 15 minuets a day, but you can do it.
#3. Writing is a gift you are born with. It’s not. I can debunk that myth myself. I have not always been a good writer. I don’t think I am a great one. But I can write. I was not born with it. No one is. Do babies write thesis? Do toddlers publish books? No, the reason people are good at writing is practice, hard work, and time.
#4. Writing is only for geniuses. I think this is the most popular believed myth. Some people have a really hard time writing. It may not be what they want to do or they may not be inspired. Maybe they hate it. It might seem silly to them. But as I said before, anyone with practice and patience can write.
Writing can change the world. We see that in so many ways. The news is a big one. When people want to fid out what is happening, they read the news. What they read determines their ideas and opinions. If what they read is the truth it may have an impact for good. If it is a lie, it could have catastrophic consequences.
I have learned a lot about writing. I plan to use my knowledge for good. God will determine how, it’s in His hands. I plan to use my blog to spread the gospel and to become a better writer. If we all learn to write well God can use it to spread His Word and save many people.