For about the past 5 years it seems like we’ve hit a bit of a roadblock here in America. I know many people are still reeling from the divisive presidential election of 2016, and the us vs. them mentality that it created for many Americans. While poor leadership certainly isn’t helping, I think there’s more to this divide than meets the eye. No matter who you voted for in the last election, I think there is still a major feeling from the American people that our leaders aren’t doing a good enough job representing our voices.
Writing has a way of changing the world. It informs, entertains, and persuades. In some cases, it creates new sets of beliefs and ideas that people adopt. Writing is a crucial way of unifying people and getting them to take action. There are several famous pieces that you can look here to see other examples of writings that changed America’s history.
With the pandemic, working from home has allowed many adults to rediscover music. I’m a fanatic for music (I have over 300 vinyl records and CDs), so I’ve absolutely been listening to more music while working nowadays. Not all kinds of music are good for productivity though. I tried to write film reviews to Thrash Metal; it didn't help my writing, since I kept headbanging. When listening to Country music, I kept thinking about whiskey and people who did me wrong. Finally, when listening to Hip-Hop, I found myself rhyming to every other word in a film review.
With each generation of Americans, remarkable and inspiring authors emerge and take place amongst our long list of greats. This country’s history has produced many incredible and influential authors, and there are so many works of writing which are a vital part of that history in itself.