A to Z Challenge 2013

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Writing Helps Me Write Better

The title might sound illogical, but it's really not.  I had an epiphany yesterday while doing homework.  I've been working on papers for an Organizational Management class (yes, truly riveting stuff) and I had to revise a section on one of my assignments.  As I agonized over the right way to write what I'm thinking and meaning to say, I realized that my creative writing (and all I've learned from this writing journey thus far) has helped me improve other forms of writing that I do.

I was pulling out words and/or sentences that I knew were extraneous and being very precise in what I wrote.   I'm not a fan of writing papers for school as it is, so when I do write them, I tend to just write what's needed to get a good grade on the paper.  Sometimes I find a subject I can be passionate about, but it's few and far between these days.  I guess my point is however, that it is the experiences I've had while learning to write creatively that has allowed me to see the extraneous writing (where I might not have before).  And that's kind of cool.

The A to Z challenge is over, but I do admit that it's helped me remember why I started blogging in the first place - because it's fun.  I'll be doing my best to put up a post about 3 days a week though, since I'm down to the last 7 classes in my degree and I'm really pushing to get it finished.  I hope to be graduated (or almost) by this time next year.  It's going to be tough to achieve, particularly since I haven't figured out what I'm going to do for my capstone, but I'll be so glad when I'm done.

Anyway, here's to a blogging actively through the month of May.  What about everyone else?  Did you find the A to Z challenge invigorating?  What are your plans for May?

5 comments:

Rick Daley said...

I have a re-write of a novel to tackle in May, plus a kids' book to publish (Rudy Toot-Toot). I'll say I'm going to step up my game and keep blogging several times a week now that we've passed Z, but we all know that ain't happening...

Windy Aphayrath said...

I didn't do the A-Z, but I do have to agree with you ... keeping up with my blogging has definitely helped me keep more on top of my writing! As for plans for May ... get going on a wip I started early last month and get my gardening on! lol!

DEZMOND said...

I'm very proud of you for doing the degree studies!

Sarah Allen said...

Practice makes perfect, right? Good luck!

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)

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