Thursday, December 4, 2008

Writing, what do you know about it? : 1st draft

Writing is my hobby. Why? Have I known the answer, I would have stopped writing. I don't know, it just come that way, I just like reading and writing; a package huh. If one asks me, then I would answer it is because of my interest in it. Interest? Who would love writing anyway? Well that's me. And just look at so many blogs appear like healthy mushrooms after the rain. A lot of them grow when they actually know they are going to be eaten by the predators or stepped by human beings. Funny huh? But that's reality. And that's how I took that example as a comparison to the writing.

Talking about writing, how to be a good writer and what are the measures to get yourself into that area? Sometimes when we sit to write something for our assignments, then that will be the time we suddenly get blank and feel disappointed that we can't finish the task. While on the other time, especially last minute (like me), the ideas are flowing like the rain in December (if you know what I mean). Later it depends on your style of writing or maybe we can say your learning style (Gardner’s multiple intelligences).

So how to be a good writer? First of all just write anything you want to write, for example you are taking care of your niece or new born- nephew (like me huhu), so be a good observant there (another tip). Look at how our God has created a perfect and flawless human being, cute mouth, twitchy nose, smiling pair of eyes, soft hair and the little hands that hold our finger firmly. And what about the sound she or he makes, crying for milk,or pretends to get the mothers' attention. There are so many you can write, that somehow we forgot to mention all those things in our writing.

Well that can’t be enough for you to become a good writer. I have to tell you how to get yourself into the area of writing. An area that will fulfill your dream to a success career. Well again I tell you, I'm not here to teach but to share. If you have seen the ads of Cadbury chocolates, then maybe you would understand of what I meant. So back to business, to begin writing , you have to love writing. What?? Love writing??? Yucks !! Well that's the only way my friend. But how to love writing? In my opinion, writing is really close to reading. So start reading from now on, and do not forget to jot down several or many or maybe ALL words ( which is not possible) you don't know. Don't read difficult text, simpler ones would do for example when I read Sweet Valley High many years back, I used several words in the book to write my essay, and the essay is considered among the best at that time, (not to boast) but to show an example how I adapted what have I read into my writing.

As a conclusion, I would say that it is not so hard to write nor so easy to begin with. All you need is some easy, simple preparation that enables you to write a good piece of writing. Sometimes you just don't realize you have the talent within yourself! So start now, who knows you might be the next A. Samad Said or Stephen King!!


onekyh said...

First of all, I think that it should be more interesting if you changed your topic into 'the art of writing' rather than wat it is now. It is more suitable and not too formal.

Your essay is interesting with lots of expressions and high vocabularies.

The introductory paragraph especially the first few lines are confusing me. "Writing is my hobby. Why? Have I known the answer, I would have stopped writing. I don't know, it just come that way, I just like reading and writing; a package huh. If one asks me, then I would answer it is because of my interest in it. Interest? Who would love writing anyway?" you know the answer from wat i understood, should u stop writing then? hehe

Other than that ur essay is very good. keep up the good work!

babysbreath said...

you are making your audience puzzled.Cadbury choc ad? Sorry, but I don’t get what are u trying to state here. u may understand it but ur reader might not. care to explain more? I'm a bit confuse/puzzle.
Maybe you can add more points on how to love writing. I love to read but it does not necessarily makes me want to write. However I do think that I love to write due to events that happened in my life. This is just an opinion but I think we can start to love writing by keeping a small book and a pen wherever we go. Therefore during the day, when we encounter certain event we can quickly jot it down in the small book that we carry. I used to see the travelers do this. They kept a small book and wrote sth in it during their free time.

yagami said...

The part that I like about this essay is the sense of informality that it has.

Maybe you can add points or tips to make readers become attracted to your reading

hanmie7227 said...

first of all, your drafts really give me new info especially about writing. Frankly, i never like writing. But here you give some tips that i think it's quite good especially in encouraging someone in writing.

Overall, your writing is simple and i'm enjoy reading it. But just like others said, you may need to give a bit clear clarification in certain things. For e.g cadburry's ad. That advertisement is only in our country. Choose some examples that your reader familiar. And give clarification in your essay a bit can make it better

onekyh said...

my draft, this is my response due to your questions:

wow2.. quite controversial.. hehe dat means my first attempt to make you all feel puzzled is a success. First of all, I agree that I did not explain much on the characters which make all of u r quite confused.

As for lupikirlah sendiri, at first u r the most puzzled person here because of ur expectation. You already expect that I write about my own experience. Well, for me dat is ur mistake. You should'nt expect but read first before u expect any better from me. The title itself does not have anything to do with me.

As for hanmie, yes, i did it in different points of view, and I'm glad that you noticed that. Ok, the first and a few last paragraphs are in present tense because they happen at the same time. While in the middle is a flashback. Happen before now.

Thanx for all of your comment. I'll try to improve in my second draft.

onekyh said...

Owh n another thing lupikirlah sendiri, I do not think that there is something wrong with Darla, whether she ever exists or not. That is what I want the readers to think about. You are dealing with a mentally sick person like Serena, I will left it to ur own imagination and judgement. But can u see dat her father is far more mentally ill than her? well, my story really gives a brain tortured. hehe

And babysbreath, how Serena killed her father, I will consider about it or maybe I will left it remains unknown. It depends on my flow of ideas (i must think of sthg).. huhu thnx for the suggestion.