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"Why I Write" by George Orwell and Joan Didion

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There are many aspects for my mind to conceive while reading the articles why I write by George Orwell and Joan Didion. There are many different factors in triggering an author’s imagination to come up with what they want to write, and why they want to write it. In most writings a purpose is not found before the writer writes, but often found after they decide to start writing.

It is fascinating to me to read the articles “Why I Write,” by George Orwell and Joan Didion. These authors touch on so many different topics for their reasons to writing. Their ideals are very much different, but their end results are the same, words on paper for people to read. Both authors made very descriptive points to how their minds wander on and off their writings while trying to write. They both often were writing about what they didn’t want to write about before they actually wrote what they wanted too. In George Orwell’s case, he wrote many things when he was young the he himself would laugh at today, or felt was unprofessional the but if he hadn’t done so he would not of been the writer he became. In Joan Didion’s case she would often be daydreaming about subjects that had nothing to do with what she intended on writing. Her style of writing in this article is actually more interesting because of this. Her mind wandering all over on many different subjects to how her writing came to her is very interesting for a person like me to read. My mind is also very restless on many different unneeded topics before I actually figure some sort of combined way to put words on to paper for people to read. Each author put down in their articles many ways of how there minds work while figuring out what they are going to write about. Both of the authors ended ...

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...not to be missed; these are some of the same words used by George Orwell in his article. I wrote them down here in this essay because there is a total relation with them to how I would see myself as a writer and the ideas I would use. Joan Didion wrote about ideas that come to you that just shimmer. I can relate to her the most in this aspect. Often I think about many different interesting ideas then think about them all over again not coming up with anything then one of the ideas will branch off onto a similar subject but not even close to the same idea, yet this one is shimmering. The way Joan explained, giving me plenty to go on just the same way she explains in her article. Both authors’ articles had very good points and ideas that were able to help me relate. "Why I Write" by Orwell and Didion are great maps for the writers lost on the road too becoming authors.
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