Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Writing Theory

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    76

    Writing Theory

    I am working under the impression that when you force yourself to sit down and concentrate on something for a few hours, that it involves mental stimulation. In return there is a benefit, a feeling of accomplishment. That is the reward.

    If your education background is not comprehensive than what you write might not be very interesting, however if everyone else is caught in the same situation, than this is irrelevant.

    When is it to late to begin???

  2. #2
    Haribol Acharya blazeofglory's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Kathmandu
    Posts
    4,959
    Quote Originally Posted by aquarium444 View Post
    I am working under the impression that when you force yourself to sit down and concentrate on something for a few hours, that it involves mental stimulation. In return there is a benefit, a feeling of accomplishment. That is the reward.

    If your education background is not comprehensive than what you write might not be very interesting, however if everyone else is caught in the same situation, than this is irrelevant.

    When is it to late to begin???
    It is never too late to begin

    “Those who seek to satisfy the mind of man by hampering it with ceremonies and music and affecting charity and devotion have lost their original nature””

    “If water derives lucidity from stillness, how much more the faculties of the mind! The mind of the sage, being in repose, becomes the mirror of the universe, the speculum of all creation.

  3. #3
    biting writer
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    when it is not pc, philly
    Posts
    2,184
    aquarium: In the USA, MFA programs are an industry unto themselves, but not every writer benefits from them, just like not every journalist takes a degree in journalism--many highly paid journalists actually have law degrees, in fact. Graduate and post-graduate education is what you make of it, and little more than that. There are too few teaching positions out there for the available cache of professors as is.

    It is never too late, and it is said a thousand times and will be said a thousand more, but write from what you know. I wrote an essay about losing my job in social services; it took me three years to complete and get published in a state conference via a lesbian editor I once had closer ties to, and it made me a disability journalist which in turn made me a health reporter, and so on. I have an extensive educational background, but will probably never complete the MFA circuit, and a part of me feels this is a good thing. Writers can and do come up through the ranks, in a variety of ways. You'd be surprised. Know your grammar, keep a dictionary around, and don't be afraid to ask questions, and that should start you on your journey.

  4. #4
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    76
    I will continue to carry out the bit of writing that I find interesting because it is healthy to work on something and I need to do that. I just wish that I had the depth of education to deal with a few other areas, but what I should do is stay with one author for a while. I need to read a history book or two on American history, if I am staying with Lovecraft for a few years. It would be easy to transition on to Poe afterward.

  5. #5
    biting writer
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    when it is not pc, philly
    Posts
    2,184
    I actually don't know too much about the continuing education system in Canada, and I apologize for not glancing at your information before I launched into my spiel, but you could probably research some writing classes and get aid to pay for them too. My situation is unique, and I no longer have the economic flexibility, or the physical strength and youth, to break the grip of the welfare system that binds me, and hence the undercurrent of morbidity in my posts, from time to time--but as with most writers, we do not mind helping each other, and if I can be of any assistance please do not hesitate to ask me.

  6. #6
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    76
    I'm just going to slowly work away on that outline that I'm posting here. Yeah, it is something that I want to do and it is a constructive challenge. I have a couple things happening including chess, but they are sort of the same, just mental challenges. Feel free to throw in some comments or suggestions.

    Yeah, about three years ago I was in really good physical shape, now I'm like the rest of these people, but I have not entirely given up on my youth.

Similar Threads

  1. When folk theory meets scientific theory?
    By coberst in forum Philosophical Literature
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-20-2009, 02:57 PM
  2. What is Moral Folk Theory?
    By coberst in forum Philosophical Literature
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-04-2009, 04:55 PM
  3. Using Theory in Essays
    By Lost_Souls in forum General Literature
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-28-2009, 04:32 AM
  4. Some tips for writing
    By aBIGsheep in forum General Writing
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 12-20-2008, 06:07 PM
  5. Please Check my Essay
    By YumzxA1 in forum General Writing
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-05-2008, 02:22 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •