||[Oct. 3rd, 2007|05:18 pm]
The Question Club
so we've read a number of George Orwell's essays, and one is about why he writes, entitled " Why I Write", and it's quite awesome. our engish teacher wants us to write an personal essay with the title " Why I ____". in previous years people have written fun/funny essays such as " Why I Smoke Crack" (true story), as well as serious essays such as " Why I Cut Myself" (sadly, also true)|
here's the problem:
i like writing myself, but i can't write about my writing as i'm young and it would be complete copy-cat of Orwell. i don't mind writing a personal story as my teacher is cool, but i can write funny though it usually has a negative spin on things.
1. what should i write about? I'm thinking of writing about my adoption and how i don't look like my mother, (the rest of my family looks like i could biological be apart of them). i could probably combine seriousness and humor, but i'm not sure how i feel about my teacher knowing that much about me. any suggestions? (they can't be "Why I Like Cheese", it has to be an action)
2. if you were given this assignment, what would you write about?