Passion For Writing Impetus: Poetess Bethany Camille James I have been writing since I was a small child. I started doing poetry in church. Writing poetry helped me find a place in this world. Also, I have watched my passion for reading to become more centered around writing. You must read before you write. However, you can’t write unless you read and can interpret. I feel writing is my only gift. Although I am well rounded. I have a passion to be a Writer and plan to keep emerging and sharpening my craft.