Ernest Hemingway is one of the American writers of all time, but that did not happen overnight. Hemingway was a great writer because he accepted the fact that even great writers write terrible first drafts. The real magic happens in revision. As a writer,
the most important thing to do is write. The time to be critical of your writing is when you come back to it for revision later.
In school, teachers will tell you the exact order in which they want you to write an essay. Often times they will want you to start with an outline, develop a thesis, gather evidence, and then write your essay. However, the more essays that you write,
the more that you will realize that this sequence does not work for everyone. In college, I realized that I often did not develop a good thesis...
Don't feel bad if your personal narrative uses a lot of the word "I." It's very common, and it's hard to avoid. After all, we're writing about ourselves. Ultimately, though, too much of the word "I" can weaken your essay (and even make or break your college
Basically, repetition of the word "I" makes writing boring. Not only does it keep sentence...
Verbs breathe life into your writing. They're responsible for the "vivid images" that your English teacher is always raving about. But frankly, our first drafts almost never use the right verbs; too often, they're chock full of the verb "to be."
"Is" and "are" make writing bland. Great writers use them sparingly, and so should we. Here are three easy...
i need to know what the friar from canterbury tales philosophy was and also what arguments/debate he might have had. from what i have read, the friar was a beggar and a very crooked man but i cant...
I ned 8 to 10 sentences on how her past influenced her writing in JUST those 3 stories
I need to know what this means for a 3 paragraph essay that i am reading out loud tomorrow. If anyone has tips for writing the essay, please help!
Tips on how to write in a way that is more formal. How to avoid colloquial words.
I am going to have a book report soon. and the book I am reading for that Book Report is "The Hunger Games". The thing i wanna know is: Would it be easier to watch the movie for the book...
Set as the subject and lay as the verb
Teaching, Poverty and Society
By Ricardo Giraldo C, MA Education, MBA Business Economics
Teaching and learning are an essential part of life; however not everyone is willing to teach sharing their knowledge. We can hear many excuses to avoid teaching to someone like "you have to love children to be a teacher, teachers...
As a journeyman author of fiction, poetry, and general web content, it's getting harder and harder to not talk about the subject of writing. I feel as if all the writing I've done up until this point in my life was training, and the disappointment of sloppy
wordsmithing over the years was just practice for even bigger disappointments. As a writer, it's important to remember you are one of many,...
Amanda is a human being with dual characteristics of feminine and masculine traits thus she is in conflict between being a stereotypical female character and an independent female character.
My reading teacher didn't teach me this kinda and I'm stuck. Any ideas?
I am write a research paper and one of my sources has a quote from another book can I use it and if so how do I put it in my paper?
Writing seems to have originated in the Bronze Age, dating from 3300 B.C. to about 1200 B.C. During the Bronze Age, multiple forms of writing emerged. These included cuneiform, hieroglyphics, and multiple scripts originating in Greece. Writing began as
a way to keep accounts of trade and slowly blossomed into literature. The people of the Bronze Age evolved the use of their writing from trade...
I believe that learning by mistakes is the only way, and learning involves a certain amount of risk-taking because it involves the ego, and the ego does not want to fail. National Teacher of the Year 1989 Mary V. Bicouvaris says she would "hope that all
American children will be given the opportunity to become literate in their own culture and at the same time develop an international...
A lot of people simply don't enjoy writing--and they do their best to take any shortcuts they can find to make the process shorter. One shortcut is avoiding outlines. Outlines can seem like just another cumbersome step. Why not just get the words on the
paper and get the thing done?
But outlines serve at least two purposes: generating ideas and organizing the content. Many writers...
So I really wanted to talk about something I find very important, especially for those learning to master the English language. I realized that the minimal emphasis on spelling in public schools led to a major fault in the younger generation's writing
skills. I found that unless a child reads often, it's hard for them to determine what "there"...
What Does It Take to Be a Great Writer?
This is a question I have asked of myself for years. I have loved writing for almost as long as I have been able to read, a good twenty or so years of my life. I have spent much time over the years reading, editing and critiquing my own writing. In this blog
post I will explore this question further and discuss my own discoveries. It is my hope...