Archive for March, 2011

My Writing Vacation

The first story I wrote, that wasn’t in cartoon format, was a 3 page short story called the “big bad bully.”  I was eight-years-old. Since then, I’ve written tons of short stories, poems, plays. Each year or two I start a new idea for a novel.  However, I never finalize any of them.  I start […]

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Editing tips

What is the best way to edit?  Try to remove yourself from your ideas and become a reader.  Do your words make sense, or were they understandable because you “knew” what you were trying to say?  I try to go back and ask, “if I never sat in the class, or read the text, or […]

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If I could write about anything I wanted to, I would definitely take the time to do some creative writing.  I am at heart a creative writer and have not had the chance to take a creative-writing class, (or write creatively for fun), since my junior year of college when I took Creative Non-Fiction Writing […]

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If I could take a writing vacation…

If I could take a vacation from all of my required writing, I would work on my novel. I started it about two summers ago (wow, has it been that long already?) but I have not made as much progress as I would have liked. Creative writing has always been a passion of mine since […]

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I’d be a travel writer also

I agree with Janet; I’d also be a travel writer.  I have been addicted to travel memoirs for many, many years.  I love them — I love how they relay so much about the writer and his and her culture, and about the culture the author is visiting. When someone is in a foreign country, […]

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Spring Break Dreams

Since it’s spring break time, I confess that I’d love to be a travel writer. I often bring a journal on vacation, or use hotel stationery, jotting down my reactions to the sights, the people, or the food of the place I’m visiting.  Sometimes I recap the day using the pictures I’ve taken or brochures […]

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Writing for an audience

What’s most difficult about writing? Writing for an audience. Hands down. I feel like I need to clarify myself here, because even though teachers count as my “audience,” I’m not really talking about them. Sure, I take them into consideration and try to meet their expectations, occasionally pausing to see if what I’m writing fits […]

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