People like me tend to try to be perfect and over think our writing. I always thought that this was an issue that only plagued the people who didn’t like to or couldn’t write. I couldn’t have been more wrong. In Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott, she states in the chapter “Shitty First Drafts”, “For me and most of the other writers I know, writing is not rapturous. The only way I can get anything written at all is to write really, really shitty first drafts.” (22) Understanding this, I am able to get over my idea that all good writers write perfectly from the onset.
However I enjoyed reading the book, because the main idea of”POWER OF THINKING WITHOUT THINKING” is very interesting and very different. I personally love such topics. With all his stories author has achieved his goal of educating his readers about the new way of thinking. I got learn many things from the book. Being in the hotel industry ill relate all of his examples and ideas in delighting my guests.
And although writing is hard because there are thousands of rules to follow, we are encouraged to set aside those so-called rules, write rhetorically, make a breakthrough and try something new. To me, the most useful “metaphoric musing” is the “use your higher brain” one. Writing last-minute essay and mind going blank are just my stories. Under such stressful situation, I can’t write anything that really represents
Timothy Taylor, a bestselling, award-winning novelist and journalist, adapts good characters and a good storyline but not adequate structure. His character switching happened excessively and focused too much on one character but not the others. The overuse on details in some sections was a major turn-off, while others did not have enough details to satisfy an average reader. His style of writing was also very odd for a writer. Throughout his novel, Taylor could not seem to find the in between place for anything.
At the beginning of the text, Kierkegaard says, “before taking the step, he deliberates so long and so carefully that he literally chokes with thought” (3). Thinking before acting is something so common in the present age, and although it may be a good thing to do, as we are ethical beings – it brings out the indolent sides of our character. Usually in thought, we constantly look back at ourselves and reflect on what could or would have happened. We always find an excuse not to act and a great example of this is when Kierkegaard says, “…the present generation, wearied by its chimerical efforts, relapses into complete indolence. In condition is that of a man who has
This is done by providing relevant & descriptive information. Another strength is the author’s gripping voice, as well as that the author writes as if he talking to the reader. On the negative side, there is only one major weakness, and its the very abrupt transitions between his topics The author isn’t taking a stance in an argument in this article; it is written with the mindset that being unconventional is good. This mindset is conveyed very well to reader by the end of the article. The data Gladwell presents is credible as it comes from primary sources such as Ranadive himself and quotes from Lawrence’s diary and other reliable sources such as the late general Maurice de Saxe.
It just seems to unethical to me even though I can see how they would be useful. This novel made me think about many aspects of human life. Not only did I ponder how we as a people treat each other and people that are different than us, but I pondered our future and how realistic this novel’s plot can be. I am incredibly glad that I decided to read this book again because I missed out on so much the first time I read
Every serious story led to another joke that kept begging me to keep reading. He was very straight forward with the things he said and thought, and made comparing his stories to everyday life scenarios a lot easier and helped me to learn to laugh. I really enjoyed my time reading Me Talk Pretty One Day. I’ve never laughed so much and haven’t wanted to put a book down. This is definitely a book that I would recommend.
I have more of a respect for “Jon Krakhauer” than I did when I first read this story. His attention to detail is a good thing where as I saw it as a bad thing. I need to use more large words and add more stories to my essays so as a writer I respect him and can see that he is a good writer. After writing my own essays, I can see now that it is not easy but to put, as much detail as he did into his essay would be a truly difficult thing for me. Also using many large words in the way that he did to support his ideas, and make his points is not easy.
One either has such an intense feeling that all who disagree are wrong, or is so open-minded that he or she believes all are equal. I generally love reading no matter what the subject is, although I had difficulty comprehending this article the first time I read it and had to try another attempt. I had never heard of the terms that McGrath uses in his article so applying them to my life was challenging for me. Another reason I had