Over the years, I have written many pieces, from letters to essays to short stories. I started out writing when I was about 5 years old, practicing writing in school and at home with my mother and father. I wrote a lot, even though much of my writing consisted of nothing more than garbled words like 'kadsgo' and 'ghejkie'. I was still writing, and still learning how to write whole words and, in time, stories.
The first real writing I ever did was a letter to my grandmother, thanking her for the present she had sent me for my birthday. The letter sounded something like this:
I wantd to rite you a letter, to thank you for the present you sended me for my birth day. It was really really cool! I loved it soooooooo much. Thanks!
Now, because I had written it in crayon, my parents couldn't really spell check it for me. But even with all its mistakes, I still loved it. It was my writing, and it would begin a long life of writing many many things.
As I got older, my writing progressed to many other things than thank you letters. I learned a lot in school, but my father also helped me to learn how to write well at home, and my mother loved to write as well. She got me in to writing short stories when I was about 10 years old. I had already done a lot of writing for school, but never really anything more than writing down answers to questions. Now I was given the chance to start using my creative brain to write something cool. I started with nothing more than a short story about a dinosaur. It went something like this:
'One day there was a dinosaur named George. He was a T-Rex. He had many small friends, like pterodactyls and triceratops's. But he always felt so large compared to all his small friends. So one day he went on a journey to a mountain he had heard about in a story his grandpa told him once. It was a story about how there was a magic rock at the top of a mountain that would make things small, or really big!...