Prompt: 20 minutes of free writing Twist: Publish online with tag ‘writing101’ Today's Photo: (antithesis of) Current Mood
This Writing 101 project reminds me of something a friend quoted to me many years ago, on the subject of learning to draw.
“Everyone has 10,000 bad drawings in them. You simply need to keep chipping away at them”
I expect that writing is the same. It feels like words used to come more easily to me in the past when I was an active student, but this might just be an old misperception from when I was a child.
If there’s one thing that I truly dislike about my present writing style, it’s my gratuitous overuse of commas and semicolons, as well as the fact that I use too many ‘I’ statements. There is one in nearly every sentence. I dislike the letter ‘I’. The damned thing creeps in everywhere. Nearly every line I write begins with ‘I’ or ‘It’.
Although it does help with being concise.
20 minutes of free writing seems like a lot, but fortunately (?) the apparent time has been greatly reduced by near constant interruptions.
Stream-of-consciousness text is weird.
Here are some of the things I did today:
- Shook off hangover
- Purchased large number of empty plastic boxes
- Paired 100 socks
- Experienced work-related ennui while on holiday
- Correctly spelled ‘ennui’
- Much coffee
- Ran out of time