Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2014-01-03 18:14:45
At 1/3/14 10:31 AM, Coop wrote:At 1/3/14 09:26 AM, Fro wrote: When you say essay writing do you mean specifically the style of writing that I did my entire life in high school and college? After my last essay which included over 100 pages of writing.... I don't think I'll ever write an essay ever again.. ever, ever again. :PAnd yet you're talking about writing a book - let's face it, a dissertation, which is just a large essay, with horrendously long appendices can be called a glorified essay - my cousin's is on his mother's coffee table, because she obviously needs people in her house to learn about Particle Physics :P
I suppose so, but I guess when I think of writing an essay in school I think of writing something about a topic in which I had no choice in. Doing endless hours of research about a topic I really don't care anything about and pretending like I do just to have someone read it who could give two shits about the subject themselves. They pretend to care just enough to grade you on it then assign you the next one.
I guess it isn't so bad if you get to choose what you're writing about and the people who are reading it are generally interested.
I need to make my own stories into some sort of anthology at some stage, but then again this year, I need to get my writing shit sorted - more time for creativity, more concise work on the actual tales and finally a picture emerging toward the end of another chapter or two of the "big one" that is currently in the pipeline.
To get myself on the right track I'm going to try and compete and/or judge every contest this year. I also made it a rule to write one page a day in my notebook. I have several stories going and would really never run out of things to write about. When you add in the movie reviews im trying to catch up on I could up my quota to 2 or 3 pages without running out of content.