Why I'm A Bad Writer

May 3, 2012
By IAmTheBadWolf BRONZE, Fort Worth, Texas
IAmTheBadWolf BRONZE, Fort Worth, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
I want to think again of dangerous and noble things. I want to be light and frolicsome. I want to be improbable and beautiful and afraid of nothing as though I had wings.-Mary Oliver


I wish I were a good writer. I want the words on the paper to grasp the essence of the feelings running rampant in my head. I long to wrap my fingers around a newspaper or book or magazine and read words that are mine. But I'm a toddler. I have to constantly tell myself, "use your words!" in an attempt to snap myself into fluid articulation. Somehow, my words invariably get lost on their way through my labyrinthian folds of brain cells, and they never make it to my fingers. Which is why I can labor over a piece of paper unto crazed frustration and come up with nothing more than endless scribbles of shallow nothings. Because my words need a GPS.



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leafy said...
on May. 19 2012 at 8:36 am
leafy, City, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Gil: I would like you to read my novel and get your opinion. 
Ernest Hemingway: I hate it. 
Gil: You haven't even read it yet. 
Ernest Hemingway: If it's bad, I'll hate it. If it's good, then I'll be envious and hate it even more. You don't want the opinion of another writer. 

Nice job! I loved your word choice and metaphors you used in this piece, and it all flowed together nicely. I would suggest, though, to extent the length to longer than just a paragraph, maybe explain yourself a little more :) 4.5/5

on May. 18 2012 at 11:28 pm
Aeliss-Novak-the-Zombie-Space-Pirate BRONZE, That Place With All The Trees And Stuff, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
Impossible is not a word, just a reason not to try.~Kutless

I'm going to smile and make you think I'm happy, I'm going to laugh, so you don't see me cry, I'm going to let you go in style, and even if it kills me - I'm going to smile.~Anonymous

I get that sometimes too, while other times I can write whatever pops into my head at the time and write for hours, coming up eith something good. It kind of jumps around a lot.


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