To Write or Not to Write

An Assignment From a Recent Writing Class




These are articles, stories and accounts of my life, as I recall them, and are copywrited. Unauthorized use will be pursued at my determination, to the degree that I am inclined. Any hard feeling caused by memories that don't match yours are unfortunate and you'll just have to get over it! Feel free to contact me if you have a request for their use. I am not writing for prose or poetry, but just to tell a story. Neither do I try to be politically correct. I consider that an act of cowardice, trying to placate the uninformed, ignorant of history folks that are filled with ego and braggadocios, demanding that their perspective be the prevalent one.


I Want to Write Because

I have been told that I have enjoyed an exciting lifestyle for a 24 year period of my life and when telling the stories about those experiences, they have universally been met with a statement that I should consider writing a book. I have no experience at writing of any sort, so up to this point I have not been inclined to pursue that endeavor. Recently, however, I have become more aware of the fact that I have no close heirs, and if I wish these life experiences to be preserved for any length of time, I am going to have to write them down in some manner.

I Don't Want to Write Because

Since my later years of high school, I have been concerned that my lack of skills in English class would preclude me from contributing in any way to the accumulation of legitimate literature. My lack of understanding about the relationships of verbs, adverbs, nouns and pronouns as well as punctuation issues have left me with little confidence in my ability to produce a printed page worthy of other folks time and attention.