Today’s writing blogger challenge prompt might be a hard one. I am sitting here racking my brain and not coming up with more than one or two. So, here’s what I’m going to do: Let it simmer. I am going to simply leave my Word doc open and run back to write these down as I think of them.
Hopefully I’ll have come up with ten by the time I need to post this. Otherwise, I may end up posting a partial list –OR- using the alternative prompt, which is to take a blogging break for the day. Nah, I’m not taking a day off!
Okay, here’s my list:
- I often check Facebook, play Bejewled Blitz, and watch YouTube videos when I should be writing. But you probably already guessed that about me.
- If you could pick up one of my notebooks and read what comes out of my head without my inner editor present, you would cringe. I am a writer, but not a speller. Nor a grammar girl.
- I have not read most of the classic novels that other writers seem to have all read.
- I had never heard of show vs. tell before I entered my Masters program in creative writing. Then, I kept hearing professors and classmates go on and on about it, and I was apparently doing a lot of telling in my writing. I looked it up online, but I still didn’t get it. Finally, a classmate explained it to me in a way that I could comprehend. It was the same thing with active vs. passive voice. That’s what I get for doing my undergrad work in business.
- I do not like Jane Austen or Charles Dickens. Tomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles is more my speed. I can relate to her kind of people. In fact, that is one of only a couple of books that has ever been able to pierce my steel-plated heart and make me cry. True story.
- Mark Twain is my secret celebrity crush.
- Sometimes I opt for small words rather than bigger ones because I don’t know how to pronounce some big words (example: pedagogy,) and I am afraid I will one day have to read my work aloud to a crowd that will laugh at me for pronouncing pedagogy incorrectly.
- I probably shouldn’t admit this in my blog, but I usually don’t read half the blog posts I link to in my “Related Articles” section. I just don’t have that kind of time.
- I often comment on other people’s posts without giving them as much thought as I should. This then results in me making foolish comments that I never would have made if I had given the post my full attention. Making a fool of myself in public is kinda “my thing.”
- I secretly believe that I am going to “make it big” someday. Sure, I struggle with fear and self-doubt like any other writer. And maybe it’s egotistical of me, but I have this feeling that someday I am going to write something that’s going to be a huge hit. But first I have to actually finish a project for once!
OK, so I don’t know for sure if these are all writing related enough. But this is what I came up with finally. What’s your darkest writing related confession?
NOTE: The 10 Day Writing Blogger Challenge is open until November 2013, so feel free to join in the fun. If you decide to answer this same prompt on your blog, I would love to read it. Please post a link to your blog post in the comments below.
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