in: Various Creative Assignments
26 years [Jan 1994 - Jan 2020]
Writing is a medium of human communication that represents language with signs and symbols. Writing, in other words, is not a language, but a tool used to make languages readable. Within a language system, writing relies on many of the same structures as speech, such as vocabulary, grammar, and semantics, with the added dependency of a system of signs or symbols. The writing context requires writers to have a sense of the reader's expectations and an awareness of conventions for a particular piece of writing. The context of the piece further determines the appropriate tone, level of vocabulary, kind and placement of evidence, genre, and sometimes even punctuation. In order to communicate effectively, we need to order our words and ideas on the page in ways that make sense to a reader.
"I was an avid reader from a young age. When I was just 21 years old, my story was published in the national-level magazine, Sarita. Since then, I haven't looked back and have been an active Writer for the past 25 years."