• So, I Write.Posted April 5th, 2012 At 5:53 pm By MTV ASIA

    After religiously writing on my blog for nine years now, I started (or developed rather) an obsession with writing blogs since I was allowed unlimited access on computers at the age of 13. I still question, how am I a writer?

    I have completed a total of two books in my entire existence. Well, I guess if you count the books I had to do in literature class, it would be about six in total. I wouldn’t count those though, because having my teacher read it to me is in no way book reading. Also, I say I have completed a total of two, but it does not mean I have only read two. I have read about 1-7 chapters of many, many, many books. I just did not feel the desire to complete any of those books. I have recently found a book that I have intense interest in! Well, from reading it’s Wikipedia at least.

    Which brings me to my own question, how am I so passionate when it comes to writing? I don’t write a lot, or as much as I should, but I always want to. To be honest, I dislike reading. As visually stimulating the Tahoma font is, I would much rather watch a film or people fighting in real life.

    I asked myself why I dislike reading, and… I have come to the conclusion that it is only because from past experience, I did it with extreme difficulty. I have a very short attention span and I have trouble sitting through 20 minutes of Modern Family! Can you imagine the struggles I face having to sit down, hold a book, read, analyse, digest and comprehend pages and pages of words? I know it is necessary and I will sooner or later become a better reader, but I just find it extremely difficult and stressful.

    I do however, love to write. When I tell people that, their immediate response is, “So you read a lot?” No. I am urging myself to start. There is hope for me – I tell myself that every day.

    Today someone yelled, “Hallelujah!” really loudly at church and it scared me.

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    2 Responses to “So, I Write.”

    1. Carl posted on April 7, 2012 at 11:32 pm

      I’d hazard a guess you don’t really hate reading in general, but just long prose. Don’t worry, it’s not a bad thing; In fact, our generation appears to digest smaller chunks of information better. (Think twitter and blogs / status updates / texting)

      Btw, great job on the MTV show VJ Holly, keep it up! (small nitpick: do try to ask your stylist not to put too much makeup on-air, as you look soo much prettier au-naturelle) Cheers!

    2. Deana Wolverton posted on April 10, 2012 at 8:21 am

      Hahahaha…..that is hilarious!!!! How does one get to be such an entertaining writer without a passion for reading? Perhaps that should be the title of your next article. Tell us how.


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