The Writer in Me

Scholarship Entrant: Sarah from 1220 E Stuart St Apt 15, Colorado
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
Vote for Sarah: 24

If I could earn a living by doing what I love, I would write. Offering compelling works to capture the imaginations of my readers, or thoughtful pieces to challenge my readers to think deeply about their lives and convictions would change the world by encouraging more thoughtful engagement in conversation.
Two areas of practice currently push me towards that goal. The first is in writing. As a student, I put my best effort into writing my assignments with excellence. I have often been complimented on my writing skills. I also participating in a novel-writing project annually, and am currently editing my first completed work. I take my time in responding to written correspondence, and have received compliments on my writing skills in this area as well.
The second area of practice is in reading. I have recently read works of fiction as well as non-fiction, both for my classes as well as leisure. In working with children, I often read stories intended for younger ages as well. Reading fiction helps me to experience how stories flow well, and set the stage for my own fiction writing. Non-fiction shows me how some authors have organized their content in a compelling way to draw the reader in. And children’s stories give me the experience of seeing how the youngest readers react to stories.
Having written pieces that are well-received and considered flawlessly written by my professors, I have no doubt that I could write quality material to challenge others to think deeply.

Vote for Sarah: 24

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