He contends that your own winning style must begin with ideas in your mind. The essays written by Flower, Lamott, O?Conner and Vonnegut have supplied me with a multitude of lessons and advice, so that I may improve my writing skills and engage my reader better. The first thing that struck me as important is that the writing style must change to meet the different needs and demands of the individual reader. Linda Flower states in her essay, ?Writing for an Audience,? that ?a good piece of writing closes the gap between you and the reader?
In supporting my thesis with evidence, I am able to show how strongly I feel about my topic while keeping my points clear with the evidence I choose to provide. I discovered the benefits that came along with this step when I was writing about short essays throughout this course. Reading these essays and then responding to them with a strong tone along with not getting carried away from my main points was definitely a challenge. Although by incorporating another stage of the writing process I was able to revise and edit all the unnecessary parts where my tone became a little too strong. I find a strong tone necessary when i 'm writing, I think it puts more of myself into my essays because i 'm diving below the surface to really internalize things in order to create a stronger tone.
The way writing is structured and written is important to the reader because that way, the reader can easily understand what the author is saying. Elbow talks about the importance of freewriting, and Murray talks about the importance of revising and editing. The way they structure and write out their writings is different yet similar, in that one is more organized, gives more detail and uses more references, or they both use examples, and personification. Both Elbow and Murray have similarities, for example, using similes, metaphors and examples, but they also have different ways of structuring out their writings or how many references they use, but neither of them are wrong. The straight forward way of Elbow’s writing may be more beneficial
Silvia Gabbiati: They liked my writing style and especially the humanity conveyed [in the stories]. Luana: What kind of approach did you use for storytelling? Silvia Gabbiati: Sometimes I described imaginary situations, trying to shape the profile of the story protagonist as best as possible in order to make the process of identification [for the reader] more agile and powerful; other times I used situations I lived in first person but I had an alter-ego character live them [in the story]. Luana: What most important advice would you give to writers who want to use the storytelling technique? Silvia Gabbiati: First of all, describe real situations that will spark people 's interest.
In that same fashion, Griffin and Said break from the a-typical mold of professional writing to better illustrate their respective ideas of past experiences and exile defining who a person will or has become. Both authors effectively attempt to do the same things; both strive to relate to readers with more than just words on a page. Except, Griffin and Said vary in the techniques they employ: one draws upon a reader’s ability to imagine while the other applies a more literal approach. The first, Susan Griffin, emphasizes her points through examples she integrates into her essays by depending on the reader to make what I’ve termed as “imagined visualizations” for a more enhanced understanding. Edward Said, on the other hand, demonstrates his main arguments with more “physical visualizations” by utilizing photographs along with his text for readers to further comprehend his meaning.
Stafford expresses his views on how receptivity and trust within the individual’s inner world help the writer create. Similarly, King depicts numerous reasons as to how dreams have helped him in his writing. After reading both essays it became clear that there was a connection between how the writers create. I believe that the purpose of the text in “A Way Of Writing” is to use the concept of receptivity, or the readiness to receive ideas when writing. To be alone in a quiet area and work with the impulses that comes in mind.
I took this lesson to heart when I revised my poem “Stolen Trust” and my attempt to remember how one specific life event impacts how I view the world. Many of her words have a resonating ring of familiarity with me yet I am clear that my relationship with my father was much different that she has with her father. Thus, when I revise my poem I want to stick with the truth. I use the language I know and stick with the facts of the event. Even though I identify with Charlotte Pence and her words, my poetry is in my own
Sometimes when authors write books, they don’t like to say things directly. This is why analyzing is useful because it hints at the readers to think about a certain topic and search for a deeper meaning. An analysis also is supposed to make the reader explain what they were able to gather from the source. It also has to be able to have the reader be able to show what they know about a situation from the given text. Another purpose for analysis is to have the reader really think about the source as a whole.
Thirdly, it is important to have the concluding sentence as it usually tells why the experience was important to us or what we learned from the experience. Last but not least, a good narrative essay should have a chronological order or time order. This essay should include the event of the story in the order that they happened. 2.1 Things to be avoid when writing a narrative essay Now that you know the features of a good essay, there are several things that we should avoid when writing a narrative essay. Firstly, do not cram too much word in one paragraph because we do not want the whole story to be told just in one paragraph.
After reading the tale of Montag and his plight to find the truth, we were given the choice of several themes and/or characters to write about. I chose to respond the question “Are we truly happy? Is happiness just a distraction?”. Besides the book itself, there were a few other resources given to us for this task. In the very beginning of the unit, we learned a little about Bradbury’s life and the factors that influenced his novel.