Archive for the ‘What’s Most Difficult About Writing?’ Category

Everybody Cries About Writing

    I have a love/hate relationship with writing. I love to write for myself. I make lists, keep notes of my day, and write little journal entries all the time. But, I really struggle with academic writing (you might say, I hate it).   I just recently finished my Masters program in May, and […]

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Meme all the things

With my master’s thesis deadline creeping forward, I am acutely aware that I start every day like this: And end every day like this: Procrastination is a dirty word to writers, but the looming, incredibly important deadline of a thesis has made my procrastination especially productive.  If I’m not working on my paper, it better […]

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Intimidation: Getting over your fear of writing

A friend of mine is currently applying to MFA programs for Poetry.  To prepare for his graduate applications and experience, he has begun reading faculty writing. He is applying to six schools, and each school has several poetry professors, which means a lot of reading, if he plans to read all of their published work. […]

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How I discovered a new way to write

I just finished my final essay for my summer class in British Lit. Usually essay writing is a stressful process for me. I wait and wait until the last minute and then stay up all night writing and wondering why I waited so long. This time, I did still wait to get started, but I […]

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Too Afraid to Write?

A friend of mine, let’s call him Ben, is hoping to start a successful blog about writing. He has bought a domain name and had some work done on the format and layout. Ben is an aspiring writer and hopes that an active blog will be a great addition to his portfolio. With a long […]

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How I Will Avoid Dropping the Ball After the Ball Drops: My 2012 Writer’s Resolutions

It’s that time of year again– New Year’s resolution time. With a new year and a new semester on that way, it’s a great moment to start considering the goals you want to reach as a writer in the coming year. I have set some of my own so that I may continue to grow […]

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My Writer Self-Doubts: I am My Own Biggest Critic

There is something that curdles in my chest and stomach; it’s not a comfortable feeling. It’s actually rather uncomfortable. There’s a sense of dread, as if a fist is clenching tightly around my esophagus from the inside. I look at the page and I know there’s something I’m forgetting; I know it’s not quite ready. […]

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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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Polishing

For me one of the most difficult stages of the writing process is polishing.  The reason why I find it challenging is because I never know when I should be “done” with a piece of writing and I can never be sure if it is “perfect.”  I think I focus on these elements for a […]

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The Beginning Blues

When first considering the most difficult part of writing, I immediately thought, “beginning…that is the hardest thing about writing.”  However, as I pondered over writing difficulties for the next few days, I felt as though most people would have the same reaction. The first thing I did was question my own response. Why was that […]

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