Not long ago, I declared I will be pursuing a degree in the English department with an emphasis on Creative Writing. One of the obvious but unwritten rules of becoming a good writer is writing OFTEN. I want to be able to leave this school with the skills that would make me attractive to those seeking journalists or novelists. I have yet to make an impact in the writing world and I hope this changes, but as of late, I have been focusing on anything but my dream of becoming a writer. A recent series of events has reminded me that I have a long way to go in attaining my dream, thus I have been assigned to come here to help realign me. Here’s what I plan to do:
There is no set deadline for this goal, but the sooner the better.
-I write best right before I go to sleep, so I will restart my habit of journaling. By writing every day, I don’t mean writing any one thing. What I mean is simply getting into the habit of putting pen to paper. Every. Day.
-Eventually, I plan on writing short stories every day, but at the moment I think freewriting is the best first step. Writing anything and everything that comes to mind will allow me to unlock the doors that in my head that keep me from being able to write what I want to say. This will not only increase my creativity, but allow me to write academic essays stronger and faster.
-I will start this tonight. 2 weeks ago