For our blog this week, we decided to bag all our regular advice on writing. We thought it would be more valuable to you as writers and prospective writers to hear from someone who has had their masterpiece published (or practically published). Hopefully we can take this opportunity to open up some dialogue about writing. What some of us do differently from others to achieve the same publication success, strategies we employ in our writing, etc. For this interview, I spoke with C.R.
Last week we talked about some key characteristics that you should have as a writer, and some of the best practices that you should consider in your writing. This week, we are talking about some of the most common obstacles that writers face and how you can overcome them when you encounter them.
When I was an undergrad, on the first day of one of my first writing classes, our professor once stood in front of the class and began his introductory monologue. “By the raise of hands,” he began, “How many of you here are creative writing majors?” Most of the class raised their hands.
Are you an engineer at heart? English teacher? Mathematician? Are you the track star at your high school? What if you aren’t any of these things? What if you don’t fit any of the traditional molds? Unfortunately, many high school you who don’t have interests that lie within the commonly known areas of study feel that they’re doomed come college application time.
If you’re a high school student wanting to get into college, you are going to have to write an admissions essay. I wish I could say that there was some surefire way of getting in—something that you can say in your essay to ensure your success in getting into college. However, this magic ingredient does not exist. But your essay should be awesome. Here are four awesome qualities every good admissions essay should have.