Connect with pain: Part 3 on writing successful compositions

college student writingIn my last post, I asserted that if you write bored, your writing will be boring, and the poor bored grader will grade accordingly. Thus the rule: Don’t be bored writing.

It remains to find a trick to become extremely interested in your writing. One good way is to write from pain, to relate the subject in some way to your own pain.

I had a student who slept during class to mask his intimidation, but when he debated the Dream Act, which helps immigrants, he felt passionately about it. He was an immigrant. He argued well. He related to the subject.

You must think before you write. But think about what? Think about how it relates to your won pain (no matter how obliquely). Imagine yourself in the shoes of whoever is suffering in the case. Argue from his/her perspective.

Though not so easy, this tactic really does wonders for writing.

Here’s part 4 of the series.

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2 thoughts on “Connect with pain: Part 3 on writing successful compositions

  1. You are a tremendously awesome blogger. Your posts are wonderful. At the end of a hard day was satisfying to see a writer like you connecting to my blog and liking my yesterday’s post. Cheers!!

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