Tuesday, August 24, 2010
In a conversation with my son the other day we discussed what makes a person a writer. He is a writer, has been one since 4Th grade, at least. He is now in college and studying Journalism. He writes every day, he says he has to. That is what makes him a writer, the need to write, or stop living. Dramatic I know, but true enough through the mind and experiences of a teenager. I support him as I have since that moment in 4Th grade when he knew that words were his calling. I can't tell you how many times I have heard the words, "Mom, I thought of a great story idea." And I listened to every last one! I have saved almost every thing he has written except for a few short stories he lost in grade school when the computer crashed. Bummer, that was some good stuff! He wrote for his high school newspaper and our local town paper, and I have every article, every word. He now writes for an online magazine called Flux that is run by the students of University of Oregon. He blogs like crazy: we had a friendly competition about who had more followers, he won (so far). He talks about his future in publishing like its a "when" and not an "if". His life is destine to be about stories and ideas and lots and lots of words. Long story short, I really love this poster by jacksoncreekpress.