I have been writing stories for as long as I can remember, so it is hard to say if writing has changed my life. I like to think it has, because I am not sure what my life would be like if I was never encouraged to write. Despite that, I do believe that writing has changed my life more than reading has. I have read some phenomenal books, but the details and the emotions eventually fade away. With writing, the ideas tend to stay with you. I pour my soul into my writing, and perhaps even find something out about myself that I couldn’t put my finger on before. Writing is good for noticing things you wouldn’t have otherwise. While reading a book does this to some extent, it isn’t quite the same as finding things out for yourself.