I write because I don’t have great verbal skills.  I am more eloquent in writing.  I write because I am shy, and writing helps me express myself.  I write because I love reading, and wish to create similar masterpieces.  I write because it is an escape.  I write because I like stories better than real life.  I write because I like having something to show, and receiving feedback.  I write because I daydream a lot, and like to put those scenes into stories.  I like to put my real dreams into stories, too, because they are eccentric and vivid.

I like to write because in second grade, I declared that I would be a writer (after my flip book was well-received by my classmates).  I like to write because people expect me to be a writer, because I declared it all throughout childhood and adulthood.  I like to write because it’s fun.  I like to write because it is empowering and I am my own boss.  I like to write because there are endless possibilities.  I like to write because there are no rules.  I like to write because I like creating my own worlds and stories.  I like to write because I am used to it.  I like to write because I like to make people smile and laugh.

I like to write because I believe I have many stories that are worth being told, and I like sharing my life experiences. I like to write because I would like to achieve recognition someday and meet my goals.  I like to write because I don’t like most other things, like science and politics.  I like to write because it allows me to still be a child at heart – to play pretend and to get lost in other worlds.  I like to write because it’s what I know how to do.  I don’t have many skills.

I like to write because it gives me a voice. I like to write because I like to see my name in print (or on screen).  I like to write because it categorizes me as an intellectual.  I like to write because it makes me forget to eat.  I like to write because I can do it forever and not get bored, and still have more ideas.  I like to write because I don’t need to look pretty to do it.  I like to write because I like to perform pieces of writing.  I like to write because it makes people consider my ideas and opinions.  I like to write because it helps me understand my life, and the world around me.  I like to write because it helps other people understand me and who I am.  I like to write because it’s all I know, and all I have.  Literally.  I’m broke.


BIO:  Nahreen Tarzi is  Syrian-American (first generation).  She is an aspiring narrative writer and screenwriter.  She has many projects that she is working on getting published and produced, and she currently writes for sketch comedy shows at Second City, Flappers, and for online web shows.

She has a B.A. in English (Creative Writing) and Spanish, with minors in Screenwriting and Journalism from Loyola Marymount University.  She used  to write for the Los Angeles Loyolan newspaper, and won Shakespeare at Play’s screenwriting contest in 2004.

She has worked in Entertainment for the past four years and performs in stand-up and sketch comedy shows on the side.  “I love writing and wish to make it my long-term career,” she says.  Find out more at her website, http://nahreentarzi.com/

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