antabanta posted:
Leonora posted:
Oye Anta, your buddy Yuj ain't here no mo.  

Really?? Why did he leave? You insulted my buddy, didn't you?

Any story that can make you react like that would be good to write.

I wrote good essays in high school and college, the teachers read them to the class, then everyone clapped. I had a secret: whenever we got assignments, I went to the school library and did research. The other students just wrote whatever they felt like. We had an essay on 'A day in the life of...,' I chose Air Hostess, and asked my Mom for info. since she traveled overseas. Everyone wanted to know how I knew so much about the topic. 

Leonora posted:

I wrote good essays in high school and college, the teachers read them to the class, then everyone clapped. I had a secret: whenever we got assignments, I went to the school library and did research. The other students just wrote whatever they felt like. We had an essay on 'A day in the life of...,' I chose Air Hostess, and asked my Mom for info. since she traveled overseas. Everyone wanted to know how I knew so much about the topic. 

I can tell you from the little experience I have, writing is not easy. I've been helped a lot by a writing critique group that usually meets twice a month and by reading some books on writing, particularly On Writing by Stephen King, Writing Down The Bones by Natalie Goldberg, and Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott. Of course, the most basic prerequisite for writing is reading, lots and lots of reading.

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