The Importance Of Writing As An Art

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“Writing” is such an empty word-- Spawning the future wisdom; unleashing my cerebral content; birthing the intellectual weapons for a future generation --are all better suited to the naming of this process. Writing is the creation of shareable ideas for all the world to read and assimilate and each and every one of us has the power to do it. Writing is an Art, as elaborate, as emotional, as personal, and as valuable as any painting or sculpture or building. Words form the bricks, the paint, and the marble, and then the word weaver’s choice of words and organization of thoughts and presentation are the brush strokes, the chisel marks, and the architecture. I never saw writing as an art before this class but through it I now know what a joy it …show more content…
This class has helped me more than any other learning so far; it has granted me the confidence to just throw down and boogie! What I mean is I used to have stage fright, if you will, about just starting a project. All my thoughts were stuck in my head and I would struggle to arrange all my ideas into the format of a page. BUT WE DON’T THINK IN LEFT TO RIGHT! We think in images and sounds and it’s not likely our thoughts go in a straight line from left to right. For me the fix was just throwing down my thoughts on paper. To have them all in front of me in an outline format I could star or circle or write comments as to what is to be inserted or removed. Like laying out the engine, chassis, and wheels then deciding where they all fit together. This way, when I formed my first rough draft I would be well on my way to an excellent finished product. This class has helped me by giving me the confidence to just start something; not to procrastinate due to a perfectionist’s …show more content…
By incorporating these words we can change the whole tone of a sentence. “I long for a hug” is an Anglo-Saxon choice of words; blunt and straight forward. Whereas choosing the words “I desire your erotic embrace” instead is a Latin-based choice which has a much deeper emotional current. To truly provoke the pathos with poignant prose you have to pull at the heart of a reader with your choice of words. Knowing the origin or etymology of a word tells you which selections go well together, and the word’s etymology is only clear through its spelling! I will have to sit down with my children to practice spelling and make it a family effort so we all can benefit from mommy’s endeavor into the literary

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