This is a translation of a previous post, Les Histoires, which I posted in French. Please excuse the elementary vocabulary/sentence structure, as writing in another language is rather difficult.
I like a lot of things. Specifically, I like writing. I want to write stories; I want to read stories, fiction and nonfiction. That’s why I want to be a journalist. I think the role of journalists and writers is very important: to tell stories to the public.
Fiction stories can be as real as nonfiction stories. Fiction inspires people. If a writer has talent, he can illustrate human nature in a way that teaches people about themselves. A writer can represent the real motives of people in a story that isn’t necessarily real.
Nonfiction stories, especially journalist’s articles, are very important for understanding the world. The public knows what is going on through articles about government, education and crime. Journalism defends democracy. Journalism keeps people informed.
Stories, articles, novels and books are very important. How else could we learn about ourselves and the world? The words that people wrote long ago preserve history and culture. Stories are an important part of art. Nothing represents the emotions of people quite like writing. I write for people, and I write for myself. Writing is great therapy.