Which of the authors in this chapter provided you with the most useful information for improving your own writing, and why?
I’m not a writer. I hate writing. My mind goes blank when I write. Then I just stare for ever at a blank sheet of paper. Then the next thing you know it’s due tomorrow. After that I just whip something up really quickly. I like writing when I’m told what to write. For example I like to write on our journals, and I also have a church journal where I take notes about what the pastor says. I also liked writing the memoir this year. I usually don’t like writing things like that, but this year I did.
Humanity as a whole needs escapes such as writing to cope with our boring lives. We are outside of the food chain now, we are no longer in a constant battle for survival. If we want food, we needn’t hunt a wild animal in a game of wits and reflex, we just walk to the store. Our lives are boring schedules of work for pieces of rag and chunks of metal, trade these useless items for life necessities, then go home and wait until tomorrow until we repeat the process. Escapes like writing help us cope with the boring repetitiveness. Thinking up a story while talking to the Mailman is just another way to do
While someone writes they are able to get things off their chest. Just simple things such as how their day went to what they did over the weekend and even deeper feelings or thoughts that they feel that they can not tell anyone or that no one would understand. Once they start writing sometimes thoughts just keep popping in their head and they just keep writing what is on their mind. It also helps them write down what they are feeling inside such as happiness, hurt or anger. It is much easier to for them to write down what they are feeling than actually tell someone or say it out loud. Even if no one reads what they wrote at least they are able to write their feelings down and hopefully accept them. Writing also helps people discover the truth about themselves. Truth is something that is true or real and can be something that one does not want to discover or be true about themselves or others, such as events or feelings. Sometimes things just keep coming to the writer’s mind and they realize something that they have been trying to hide from others or even themselves. Reading is another way to relieve stress just by being able to relax and forget whatever is on their mind. While reading a book or article, I have experience that I forget everything else that is happening to me and around me and all I can think about is what is happening in what I am
My writing process has improved drastically because of all the practice i have had. What I have learned about writing is a good essay has a beginning, middle, and end. I also learned authors use quotes in the middle of their story to make their writing more suspenseful. Great writing has only enough words to get the gist or main idea of the story. If there is too many words in writing, the reader can get bored of the story.
If one were to ask students about the process of writing undoubtedly there would be many who would express that they found the exercise difficult. Perhaps there would even be great scholars who would give the same answer. One problem that plagues writers is something known as “writer’s block”, the condition of being unable to think of what to write next. Richard Wilbur in his poem entitled “The Writer” details a story of his daughter attempting to write while experiencing writer’s block. Although writing may sometimes be difficult, the challenge can be overcome by a little help from outside sources, hard work, and determination.
“Learning to Read and Write” and “Freewriting” both accomplish the act of trying to express freedom of thought. With free expression, people are able to express themselves through writing. Not only does expressing the self through writing empower a person, but it also acts as motivation. Learning new things and trying to express them through writing down thoughts helps individuals understand themselves. Writing is what makes each individual different. Peter Elbow believes that freewriting is the most important tool in a writer’s toolbox. He views writing as a free flow of thoughts and feelings. Douglass, on the other hand, sees writing as a way to understand himself. Looking at their two different writing styles helps one to understand the
From biographies to fiction, I like it all. (Well, maybe except Gothic Fiction and some Horror books. Those aren't very pleasant.) I read to learn, experience something, or just for entertainment. The first chapter book I ever read was Child Of The Mountain by Marilyn Sue Shank. I grabbed it off a shelf in the public library, checked it out, and read. I finished it quickly and that made me start reading pretty much any children's chapter book I could get my hands on. All through elementary school, teachers started assigning books. I actually read all of them. I didn't particularly enjoy stopping every page to write down a sign post or figurative language though. My favorite part was writing book reports. At the end of third grade, my teacher (Ms.
What does writing mean to me? Writing means getting people engaged in your piece. It means people wanting to keep reading what you wrote. The biggest thing about writing to me is expressing your thoughts and letting your mind go. Using good word choice and having a strong voice in the writing is something that makes it good. Also not leaving people wondering about what is happening makes a good piece of writing. I know when I have written something well, when I feel very confident in it. As I’m reading through it, I want to keep reading it. Also when I don’t feel the need to go back and add more words or details because I already had. That is how I know when I have written my best.
Sound is embodied in the black body whether it be in everyday conversation, intimate exchanges with a loved one, heart wrenching calls, or music rendered from the soul. Sound is essential to living beings as both a primary and secondary sense used to interact with the world. Sound enables communication. Communication creates community. Community leads to emotional connections and understanding. The use of sound enables one to connect with their spiritual side as seen in the muck. Sound gives power, and the ability of black characters to control the sounds they create in Hurston’s Their Eyes were Watching God and Baldwin’s “Sonny’s Blues” enables them to attain the ultimate happiness and sense of belonging in their communities.
Learning new skills in writing has assisted in so many over ways than just writing for school, it has helped in my career. Writing is such a beneficial trait to hold. I plan to improve day by day. I have so many opportunities available and plan to use to my full
How often do you sit down and take the time to write? A lot? Almost never? You might be saying close to never and telling yourself there 's no need to be writing on a daily basis. However, that may be the case because you haven 't taken a deep look into all the reasons for why writing is so essential. Writing can help you in life through ways you never thought possible. Once you find out the importance of writing it might make you think twice about learning good writing skills. Knowing how to write well is a crucial skill to have, and I hope that everyone can take the time to learn some.
Why is writing important? Writing is an important skill to learn and enhance. Writing allows a person to be able to express their thoughts and ideas on to a piece of paper. Writing allowed me, even from a young age, to be able to express myself. Writing allowed me to add my thoughts and feelings on to a piece of paper. Writing is a skill that is necessary for life. Writing gives you the ability to express yourself in ways that talking could not. From a young age, I loved to write. Writing acted as a scapegoat to me. It allowed me to vanish from reality. It gave me the ability to get in touch with my inner thoughts.
The method of research, citing facts, and brainstorming ideas was very intense in this class. Reading various arguments debating the topic I want to write on, was very challenging and time consuming. In this reflection essay I want to show how researching process was vital on changing my writing style. Also, what I’ve learned in English 105 class after a great summer semester with lots of material to learn from. Researching was drastically important, making every paper I made heavily based on research. Research is in fact the scientific method of writing and the way to make a certain topic clear with the support of citation.
Reading and writing was one of my favorite activities to do as a kid, and it still is. Ever since I learned to read, I began to write short stories. Oh, how rude of me! I forgot to introduce myself. Hello Mr.Rase, my name’s Elena Serafimovski and I’m a writer in my junior year of high school. Writing is extremely comforting to me, I even find it therapeutic. As a young writer, I would write short stories on silly ideas like puppies or flowers because I enjoyed that. As I progressed through middle school, I picked up different styles of writing by reading books from various authors. The more styles of writing that I read, the more I wrote. I used to write about fictional characters and subjects. For example, I once wrote a small story on a girl moving in with her were-wolf stepdad. Over the years, I read more and more books which have changed my writing. I developed my own style of writing that I’ve learned to possess and I hope my ideas expand over time. I don’t recall where I got this inspiration to write because no one in my family likes writing. Actually, if I’m being honest, my family sucks at writing. I was never placed in any special writing classes, but only the standard classes for school. I joined Intermediate composition to excel in my writing for my future. From this class, I’ve broadened my vocabulary and found new ways to check my pieces that I have wrote. I could always use more work with grammar because I have always struggled with that concept. I came into