Thoughts on Writing

"Either write something worth reading, or do something worth writing." 
-Benjamin Franklin

“Imagine that you enter a parlor. You come late. When you arrive, others have long preceded you, and they are engaged in a heated discussion, too heated for them to pause and tell you exactly what it is about. In fact, the discussion had already begun long before any of them got there, so that no one present is qualified to retrace for you all the steps that had gone before. You listen for a while, until you decide that you have caught the tenor of the argument; then you put in your oar. Someone answers; you answer him; another comes to your defense; another aligns himself against you, to either the embarrassment or gratification of your opponent, depending on the quality of your ally’s assistance. However, the discussion is interminable. The hour grows late, you must depart. And you do depart, with the discussion still vigorously in progress.”

-Kenneth Burke

 

"I write because

I don't know what

I think until I 

read what I say."

-Flannery O'Connor

WRITING IS TELEPATHY

 

"You can approach the act of writing with nervousness, excitement, hopefulness, or even despair --- the sense that you can never completely put on the page what’s in your mind and heart.  You can come to the act with your fists clenched and your eyes narrowed, ready to kick ass and take down names.  You can come to it because you want a girl to marry you or because you want to change the world. Come to it any way but lightly. Let me say it again: you must not come lightly to the blank page."

-STEPHEN KING

Table of Contents

This page reflects things that are important to who I am as a writer and as a person in general.

This page provides a brief essay on what writing means to me.

This page describes why I write, and how this purpose has evolved as this course has shaped my perspective on writing itself.

This page contains a digital essay about the person who has most influenced my idea of what understanding really is.

This page entails an exploration of the food industry and the way it's discussed in our society.

This page is comprised of multimedia blog posts, and gives a chronological depiction of how I've grown as a writer over the course of this semester.

This page gives my feedback on the major assignments I've done in class, and outlines what I feel I gained from doing them.

This page explains what I feel I've learned from this course and what goals I feel I've reached.