Natalie Tokarz How I Write I am going to be honest I never have been in love with writing. It has never been my priority to sit down and write a piece of art. However, I do like to write. Especially when it comes too creative writing. Fiction has to be my favorite form, although non-fiction does have its positives too. I notice a pattern within my writing no matter what genre. That pattern is sarcasm. It might be subtle or out right obnoxious but without sarcasm in my writing I think it would be very bland and dull. When I begin the writing process I try to think of something that would make me laugh. It could be a childhood story, or even a made up scenario. If this doesn’t work I look for something that has a lot of meaning to me. This is where my writing can be less sarcastic and more serious, but there is still a hint of sarcasm because after all it is the way I write. I think as a reader it is enjoyable to read as well. I feel that it makes the writing more real when you can add a bit of your own personality into it. In all honesty I don’t think I would know how to write if I couldn’t put my personality into it. I find I am in my element when I write a funny story about something that has happened to me. Although, I do add details that make the story more fun to read it still is about my thoughts and how I felt. It is one of those things when you look back on a memory it becomes funnier with time, well for me it becomes funnier when I write it out. I think this is because I think through the story more times in my head, and the more time I have to reflect upon it, the more and more hilarious the situation becomes, even if it wasn’t funny to me at the time. I think comedy writing is a way to win over anyone who is questionable about reading or writing because everyone enjoys a good comedy just as everyone enjoys a good story. For me, storytelling and comedy go hand in hand. Yes, you can have one without the other, but I feel the piece becomes stronger when both of them are involved. I feel that it makes the reader feel as though they are apart of the world that you live in on a daily basis.