Keomany Luangsongkham Professor Brownell ENGWR 50 22 January 2018 Summary of Anne Lamott’s “Shitty First Drafts” In “Shitty First Drafts” Anne Lamott talks about how a writer's life is not as wonderful as it seems when they write their stories. The first draft you write will always be bad ideas because it is being put together without caring if it makes sense or not. Writing is not as easy as it seems even for good writers who have written books before or have been writing for a long time because it takes time to form a story or even write a sentence as well as perfect it. Even a motivated writer who motivates themselves to write will not help.
I think that the author should have explained the details more clearly. The book Chains, by Laurie Halse Anderson, is a book for someone who likes historical fiction and mysteries. Although it wasn’t my favorite book, I always wanted to keep reading to see what happened next. It also educated me on how many slaves were treated by people in earlier times in
The Bridges at Toko-Ri The Bridges at Toko-Ri was a great novel, but it hit some rough spots along the way and it was hard for me to read this book at the beginning. The author, James. Michener, throws the reader into a random spot in the Korean War with no specific date or time. The novel was particularly good once I had gotten used to the author’s style choice of writing (detailed, but After reading this book, I have a better idea of how the men that lay down their lives every day feel when they are at war or are about to carry out an important mission. People overlook soldiers in the U.S. Military, seeing them as tough and intimidating men.
The Joy Luck Club was a very hard read for me. I did not follow or comprehend what I was reading most of the time and I’m not going to lie, I had to Shmoop most of it. After getting through the whole book I appreciate the message between mothers and daughters that it is trying to convey but I still did not enjoy the book to its full extent. I did not enjoy the book for two reasons, its sequencing, and the fact that I did not relate to most of it but I did enjoy how real it was.
Even now their is some rough times, but back then, it was worse, and now readers know that because they read these two books that taught them well about
Please, Abner.” (Faulkner 267), she is trying to stop him from doing soothing he may regret later. There are so many characters in this short story, so to this day it confuses me to why he just stuck to one person to tell this when we most likely could have gotten so much more out if other characters told this. So, point of view is very important and makes us the readers not get the whole picture, but that’s what Faulkner intended to
I would write about several different topics instead of focusing on one topic. Lastly, knowing where to place my thesis created a challenge for me. In the past, my thesis would sound good, but I had a difficult time knowing where to properly place it. When I began writing this paper, I knew that grammar was going to be a huge problem for me. Comma splices were one of the major grammar problems that I had struggled with in the past.
Also, all of Braswell 's characters, both the old and the new, had one major flaw: lack of characterization. It 's as if Braswell expected the reader to use and be satisfied with prior knowledge. I was not satisfied. I wanted her to mold each character into her own and make them something new and refreshing to read about.
I struggled a lot with that lesson because I was so used to my old ways that I did not want to learn that actual right ways. I eventually got over my stubbornness and learned the rules for where to put the apostrophe. The knowledge in this course has helped me write my research paper for other college class, Dual General Psychology. The knowledge I learned from this class I used a lot to help me write my research paper in there.
I asked Natalie the following questions about her reading and miscues 1. Why do you think you made those miscues while you were reading? 2. Does the miscue make sense? 3.
Mental illness is a complicated and mysterious subject for most of the world. Depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and OCD are a few common mental illnesses. Nancy Xia takes you through her journey with severe depression in the book Leap. She reveals how depression effects her entire life including the lives of the people that love her the most. Throughout this short book, I felt Nancy Xia's pain and despair as well as her parent's stress, love, and sadness.