Words for Change

Scholarship Entrant: sarah from Lancaster, California
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.
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I am an English/ Creative Writing student and an avid reader. Authors such as J.K. Rowling, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Rick Riodan all have changed the world because they dreamed up worlds for readers to jump into, escape reality and never leave. People are always looking for an escape no matter what kind of life they have, they always want something more and books are amazing ways to find that. Someone who can create a world in the pages of a book that people want to hide away in changes the world; and I want to be that someone.
There is a website, NaNoWriMo, which encourages writers with different writing programs, local events, online chat forums and many other ways that allow writers to bounce ideas off one another and help each other become other writers. I would start by participating in the November program where you write a novel in a month. Even if the novel did not turn out to be something I could get published then I would have still had the worth-while experience of writing a novel and could possibly use the ideas from it to write another one that was better. And if it was publishing-worthy, then that would be the first step to me using my skill to change the world. From there it is all about getting the word out about the book.

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