Language is our primary method of expressing feelings, emotions, desires, and warnings, as well as to share information. Language can be written or verbal, and through the proper use of just the right words, language can be a powerful tool to guide the reader (or listener) to think or act in just the way the author intends.
Have you ever finished an activity, stepped back, and just breathed a sigh of relief? Maybe it was something small and you didn’t have to do much anyways, but the act of finishing it makes you feel like you’ve accomplished something?
Before this year in school I had never really thought about my writing. I hadn’t thought about how words should go next to each other or how, depending on the word, the entire sentence could be changed. While I understood that my writing wasn’t the best in the class, it had never truly bothered me.
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Tone is everything. Whether it is in writing or it is in speaking. The way something is said says a lot more about the person who said it than the person it was said about.
“The pen is mightier than the sword,” said Edward Bulwer Lytton.
Indeed it is. For the pen can cause great emotional maiming, while the sword only yields temporary, physical impairment. Continue reading All hail the bloody pen
Purpose. Meaning. These are the things that we all hope to strive for. What is the reason for me doing this?
I think as writers we have to ask ourselves that. How are we bettering the world, a community, a single person? Do we write just to write, for no real purpose, is it just something we do without even thinking? Do we do it for ourselves, wanting some satisfying end result? Do we do it for others, having the main sole purpose that we better them somehow? Continue reading Writing With A Purpose
How do you find it?
This is the question I along many others finding themselves asking. Some may say that it just comes to you and when it does use it right away. Others say that you need to go somewhere to find it. Be in a certain place, around certain people. And I think that is all wrong.
To find inspiration all you need is to look deep inside of you. Continue reading How to Find Inspiration
I always hear “follow the prompt” when I write an English essay. The most important thing, as I am told, is to follow the prompt.
“OBEY the prompt” -Mr. Ziebarth
I have been having the strongest craving for fish for the past couple months. Only sushi though, because I hate all fish otherwise.
Recently we started to write Definition Essays as our latest focus on the Modes of Discourse.
This essay has probably been one of the most difficult ones I’ve written, so far. Continue reading How to define a definition