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Five Tips to Get Better

I’ve thought a lot about things that have helped me improve my writing over the years. With forty-five minutes and counting on this free hour-long trial of internet that I’m on right now, I figured the fastest way to share them would be in list form. 440 more words


Starting Off Rough

Often times when writing a paper, or any kind of work, I start off a bit shaky. I can’t seem to put my thoughts into words and it gets a bit aggravating. 352 more words

This is not a "Shitty First Draft"

Anne Lamott hit the nail on the head in her Shitty First Draft essay. It was both extremely relatable and genuinely funny. I laugh because my first drafts are the biggest messes I’ve ever seen. 273 more words


The First Draft May Not Always the Final Draft

Hey, I am back with yet another ENGL 160-05 assignment! In this particular assignment, we were asked to read “Shitty First Drafts” and an excerpt from  198 more words


Three random words: saliva-labia-eyebrows

Setting: I have 45 minutes to write something, anything–it does not have to be good, it does not have to be to a purpose, but it needs to exist on paper. 210 more words

Interludes & Outtakes (words On The Floor)

Preach! Writing Advice from the Pros

The best advice is the stuff from the trenches. Writers who’ve been there—been down, been up, been every which way but loose from the creative chains that keep us coming back to our desk each day to write. 357 more words