Since the age of four, I have dreamed of being a writer. On February 20th, I was able to see what it would actually be like.
Every year my school has Job Shadow Day where students are given the opportunity to shadow someone in the career field that they think they want to be in when they grow up.
It is difficult to find writers, particularly novelists, in our area, but with the help of a friend’s mother, I was able to find David (D. C.) Moody. What followed was the best Thursday ever!
David Moody is a journalist for the Easley Progress newspaper. He is also an author and has written two books titled Dog Days and The Good Reverend, which you should check out.
The day started with me anxious and excited to get there. After we filled out some paperwork, the adventure began. We first went to drop off newspapers and along the way he taught me the basics about writing, and I asked a few questions about publishing as well.
Then we went to a restaurant and had a fancy lunch with the mayor of Easley. They talked a lot about taxes and stuff that would have been interesting if I understood what any of it meant.
As the day came to an end, I asked a few more questions before it was time to leave. David answered them perfectly, and with extra detail, so I could understand it properly. I know now who I will talk to if I ever need help with writing.
David was my mentor, and I was his student. I learned things in a matter of six hours that would probably have taken me weeks to learn in a classroom.