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In college, our professors encouraged us to use other writers' work as basis for learning how to come up with our own style in writing.
Of course, style takes years to develop and at that time, each of us wanted to adopt a style that we think is cool, like James Joyce's style. Or Martin Amis'.
Well, the practice helped us learn how to invent your own phrases and sentences all the time.
One of the things that writers write a lot about is one that involves drama and angst. Destruction, apocalyse, and warfare are also popular themes today. However, I agree that making a difference through the written word should be a priority as well. Here are three ways that this may be achieved. I was able to explore the topic when I gave dissertation writing services to the college.
Make the reader aware of your society
Creativity should not be limited to the above-mentioned themes. I believe that a talented writer has ways on how to talk about his or her society in a 300-page novel without getting boring or uninteresting. One exampe is Paolo Coelho, whose books are mostly about life, love, and one's relationship with his or her spirituality. I'm not saying that one has to write like him. Establish your own style and come up with something that inspires.
Talk about the state of the environment
I would like to see the state of the environment today written in creative prose. I would like to see how one writer could help change the course of our earth's destiny through literature. I haven't found one that does that, without being controversial or politically biased.
The right words, make the right impression. The use of right words in writing indicates a writer's ability. To know if the words used are the exact words that must be used and not their mere synonyms, try inserting different words at a time. Read the sentence once or twice and see which word will provide the perfect sense.
The rule here is using the right word and because it is your imagination being put into words, only you know what is “right.” On the other hand, this does not mean you should be complacent with your writing. Writers who have more experience than you, have ways of knowing if you used the right words in forming your thoughts into sentences that make up the paragraphs of your reflective essay, for example.
To them, you would be nothing but a novice writer, if they treat you as one at all. To the rest of your readers, however, you could be just some incompetent writer who did not make a lasting impression.
One of my cool memories as a kid was sitting on my older
brother's shoulders, waiting for the blue race car he said was my
father's, ready to cheer and clap my hands. Because my dad was so
into racing, my brother and I had the privilege of watching his
every race aside from meeting other racers. I was seven years old
I barely knew anything about cars or racing, but I was aware that many people like to watch it happen live and that it is such a cool thing. My brother who was in junior high school at that time dreamed of becoming a racer like dad and he would always join him in the garage, exploring the car engine.
That was how I got into mechanical engineering. My brother was not the only audience during those afternoons at the garage. I remember writing a custom essay about it in middle school, stating that I can become a good mechanic when I grow up.
Having been to the recent Moodleposium and seem the presentation by Julian Ridden of Pukunui, I decided to introduce some elements of game theory into my new workshop. Even though the target audience is adult (teachers of computer science) rather than young people it might be interesting.
The new free and informal workshop I am currently developing at this site will have some features such as achievements that reveal themselves as activities are completed and rewards in the form of interesting or curious Youtube clips.
I have also determined to build a portfolio of my achievements here using Mahara. for this I need to colelct and display some of my past publications and documents. Will take a while.