Non-stop, up and down, loopy loop, and spiral is the kind of roller coaster ride I have been on for the past two weeks. Since I started blogging for this class, I also have started back writing on my free time. It couldn’t have happen at a better time. Putting all my thoughts and feelings on paper has deducted a lot of stress. As busy as I have been, I have made time for writing. I have been constantly on the go. No matter where I go, I have been able to write. Saving my writings in my text messages, emails, or just using the classic pencil and pen have given me the ability to write everywhere. I love technology for giving me this convenience. Taking the time to write is making me a better writer. My imagination has been running wild. Writing in different places has really helped me to notice how different environments affect my writing. I am going to continue to write on my free time.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Meeting me, one might assume that I am a very quiet person. It will tickle my friends to hear someone call me that. I am not a quiet person, but what I am is an observer. When meeting people for the first time, I observe their behavior and listen close to the things they say. In my earlier years, my grandmother told me, “If a person shows you who they are, believe them. Comparing their actions to the things they say let you know, exactly, what they are about”. This saying has been very beneficial for me. By taking heed to what my grandmother told me, I have become pretty good at describing the things I see and what’s happening. I like to use similes and metaphors as my paint brush in my writings, so the reader can imagine the place, time, and what is going on. When I was younger, I had a journal that I wrote down everything I observed. The things I observed made me really realize how funny and interesting people are. I believe this is what made me want to go into the field of Forensic Investigations.
Writing has been my therapy for a while. It is my time to express everything I feel without interruptions. I was a bit of a hot head when I was a teenager, so getting everything I felt out of my system was crucial. I didn’t only write expressively when I was mad or sad. I wrote about me being happy, just alright, and so-so. My writings are humorous when I’m upset. I think it is humorous because I just say anything that comes to my mind. My writing isn’t always stories about how I feel, and why I feel a certain way. They are sometimes poetry about things, random things. In seventh grade, I wrote an alliteration poem about snakes. The poem was published in a national Who’s Who book. I was surprised because I didn’t think the poem was as good as my other poems. I have, also, won awards for a few short stories I have written.
Unfortunately, I don’t write, nearly, as much as I use to. I haven’t lost my desire to write, but I am not as passionate about it. Every now and then, I might write about my thoughts and day, but I seldom write recreationally. Hopefully, my passion for writing returns. Someday in the future, I might take a shot at writing a children’s book.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The rule outlined by Vonnegut " How to Write with Style" that will be hardest for me to follow is rule 4, "Have the Guts To Cut". I have noticed that I tend to go over board in details. I sometimes write as if my reader is not the brightest crayon in the box. I describe things in the same way more than once. I have been working on that. One descriptive sentence is enough , in most cases, for me to get my point across, but I dislike cutting my sentences from my writings. I feel like it messes up the overall thought and message of it. I enjoy writing, and everything I write should be read.