In Financial Management, our goal for the final project was to develop an idea for a growth company either by creating our own
When dissecting the essay, the opening idea can be easily debatable. Writing is not typically associated with being a “hostile” act. Writing is a means of stating person’s own opinions. Yes, if one forces their opinions onto another through their writing it may become hostile, but the reader is not always going to be subjected to following a writers opinions. Readers are just meant to listen and understand. Even at this moment as I read and write my own opinion, I do not completely follow hers and still hold my own position.
However, as the story progressed, it was clear what Didion’s intentions are as a writer. She painted colorful imagery about the things that stand out to her. She may not have had solid idea or set of in-depth thoughts. But certain things stand out around her, she recognizes them and makes her own impression of them. It doesn’t necessarily matter if she is a “’good’ writer or a ‘bad’ writer but simply a writer, a person whose most absorbed and passionate hours are spent arranging words on a piece of paper.” (Didion 6).
Didion takes note what really matters in writing. Such as grammar, which is so basic, but one wrong word or punctuation placement and the sentence can mean something completely different from what the author intended. Writing is all about perception.
Didion played with different stories that meant something to her. At first, these stories seemed somewhat outlandish and deviated from the point of the question “Why I Write”. In the end, as she questions what happened in these situations she makes a strong point that if she had even known the answer she would have never had a point to write in the first place (Didion 17).