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« on: October 25, 2015, 08:11:22 PM »
Writing is one of my biggest passions. So, I'll be using this thread to share works of all kinds. I seek improvement. Comments, compliments, and (tactful) criticism are appreciated!

REQUESTS: Feel free to request either a nonfiction essay or a fiction one-shot on something. I don't know what :p
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Nonfiction: Give me a topic, and I'll write an essay about it. Of course, from my perspective :p

Fiction: I know I haven't posted any yet, but I do write it ;) Be warned that I'm neither aware of nor interested in most fandoms :p Anyway, if you give me a theme or aspect to include, I can write you a one-shot.

I'll just start with some random short replies I did about a year ago and edited a bit just now. I forgot what the prompts were, so I can't post them.


1) My topic of choice is why I love writing. As cheesy as it may sound, I can actually summarize my answer with a quote: “If I don’t write to empty my mind, I go mad." - Lord Byron. When I first saw this declaration my sophomore year, I thought Lord Byron was a writing fanatic. I guess that makes me a fanatic now, because I can identify with him. When there are ideas and epiphanies roaming my mind, I need to get them somewhere. I can't keep them trapped in my head. Writing is how I can express myself, and I simply love the thrill of looking back at my own work and being able to call it amazing.

2) It’s an interesting and rewarding experience to see my writing go from its first brainstorming paper to its final, golden copy. It is a road, with each stage a checkpoint. Brainstorming tends to be enjoyable because I can gather all the ideas in my head into a more concrete place and actually get organized. Writing can be a battle for me because I’m a bit of a perfectionist and want everything to be amazing from the word go. In reality, however, this doesn’t happen and I find reviewing a good way to see my strengths and weaknesses and improve. Turning in a final draft after revisions is a wonderful accomplishment: I feel like I have reached as close to perfection as I could get.

3) Effective rhetorical techniques shine in a persuasive essay. Without them, it’s hard to pinpoint how to express a belief. But since I have these skills in my tool belt of writing, I can employ them to my benefit to create a more compelling argument. Even in my personal life, there will be moments when I will need to persuade somebody to see and accept my viewpoint. That is when rhetorical techniques once again come into play. After all, speech is an extension of writing spoken out loud, and writing is speech written down. The techniques used for both are interchangeable.
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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2015, 08:47:51 PM »
This might have been just a little excerpt of what you truly have to offer, but I really enjoyed the reading... I can SO relate to point #2 that it is unbelievable. Keep it up, my friend :)!

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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2015, 06:34:35 PM »
Oh, yay! You have a writing topic here too!

These are great, Brighty! I LOVE #1. You're so great at expressing yourself. :)
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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2015, 03:46:36 AM »
Thank you both so much. I want to write only what has value to the reader.

I'm a member of another forum, where I sometimes give advice to people who are going through a rough time. While I come up with something else good enough to share, here are some inspirational (?) things I've posted.

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Sometimes people can be overlooking. Yeah, it feels bad. It makes you feel like you aren't worth much. BUT PEOPLE CAN BE WRONG! AND THEY OFTEN ARE. WE'RE HUMANS. People are often caught up in their own busy, stressful lives. It's hard to stop and take care of others. You don't need their approval...What's more important is knowing your own value and worth on the inside. And by the way, while I'm not saying other people's opinions aren't important, they can be wrong...just because others say it's true doesn't mean it is, either (I can name quite a few real-life and current instances of the majority being wrong).
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And it may be hard to see past the fog into the blessings scattered around you. But they're there. Perhaps you should stop and really think of what you have and what you have achieved. You WILL find some things. Perhaps make a list?

I just hope you see that there's quite a bit to be thankful for. I know everyone's different, so this may not work for you, but it does for me. When I'm down (which is too often), I try to think on the bright side. And of the many things I've been given. And it makes me feel better and helps me keep going!
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Remember that your value, your worth, is not built upon what others think of you. Do they know your whole story? NOPE. All they see is a few chapters of the book, and even then, some of the lines are written in invisible ink. Hard to read.
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And about this prodigy kid. Obviously there are people like that. Even my music teacher feels bad about herself when she hears of people way younger than her who perform like that. Well, they exist. We just have to accept that. There'll always be someone better than you, and me, and everyone. Comparing to others...is something we need to stop. Look at you, only you, NOT at others, and perhaps your perspective will change. You just have to be better than yourself. You don't need to beat anyone except the person you used to be.
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Well, what makes you the exception? What makes you any worse - or any better - than everyone else in the world...You are no exception to the rule "everyone". You are no horrible piece of trash while everyone else is a jewel.
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You know what personally keeps me going? Hope for the future. Hope that it'll be worth it. You say you know; well, you don't. Since when were you clairvoyant? You don't know the future. You really don't. You probably already know this, but expect the unexpected, good or bad. Trust me on that: I've seen it happen.
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2015, 04:13:42 PM »
You have spoken with truth (particularly in the first quote).

Keep them coming, my friend.

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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2015, 10:29:02 PM »
Very good, Brighty. They're definitely helpful, and very wise. :) *Hugs*
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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2015, 02:28:13 AM »
These are really good.  I especially like the second and the last two of your second post.
Have you considered making each day count - doing something meaningful each day - instead of letting the days and weeks and months and years fly into oblivion? --Bright Side

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« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2015, 10:30:12 PM »
Thank you all! It's appreciated.

I've been having trouble finding something else. Well, I wrote this reader-response essay last school year for a class assignment. It's not my best work, but I'll just post it :p


Ghosts

It feels comforting to have a name for things. Giving objects a label allows them to be easier to talk about and, somehow, makes them seem more familiar. Thus, after its discovery, the downward force on matter was named gravity and the way it behaves was christened the “law of gravity”. They were always there, just nameless for a while.

Stating that the laws of nature live solely in the mind may be a stretch. This is essentially saying that the laws of nature don’t even exist. And the truth is that the laws we created might not be true; we actually don’t know. However, some type of law must be driving nature. The universe and the way it functions have been here before humans have realized it. Otherwise, how could the world ever spun? Even if our manmade laws of nature aren’t accurate, something is there to keep life going. So while I agree that the rules we created to explain how the world works may exist only in our minds (because they are not necessarily true), there are laws – there has to be - that are very, very real. And something that is real cannot be a ghost.

I would like to counter argue the narrator’s claim about the qualities that make something “real”. According to him, for something to exist it must have matter and energy of its own. Fair claim, but what, then, can be said about emotions? They have no matter at all, and they can only occur through the energy of the people who hold them. But to say they are not real is to contradict the many actions that occur day after day, ignited by our very feelings. Emotions provoke us to act. They are the cause; actions are the effect. Without them, many things would be left undone. I don’t see how something that is not real can carry so much influence.

Concerning the existence of the force and law of gravity, the points I made still apply. Firstly, the force of gravity is a given – it must have existed long before it was found. Are we to believe that until Newton discovered gravity, people were floating around in the air? And that, right after he uncovered its secrets, gravity suddenly appeared in a poof? The force of gravity was discovered by Newton, not created by him.

The law of gravity is a more complex topic but goes back to what I said. It is possible that the law we made to describe how this force works may be only in our minds (if it’s not true). But if it is indeed an accurate representation of our universe, then this law of gravity has existed long before Newton. Either way, some kind of laws has been around for a very long time. The force of gravity couldn’t exist without some way that it functions – hence, what we have termed the “law of gravity”. Gravity needs rules to follow. Whether one believes in a supernatural God keeping the force under control or determined and fixed laws of science, it must work in a certain way. Therefore, the force of gravity and its laws must co-exist. The question is whether the law of gravity (and other aspects of science) that we as humans have come up with is actually real or simply a ghost.
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« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2015, 01:05:57 AM »
Well articulated... a sound point. Keep up the writing!
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« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2015, 07:20:31 AM »
Thank you! :) I appreciate it.
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« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2015, 03:37:35 PM »
Very nice, Brighty! I'm not sure I understood all that - It's before eleven which is my brain wake-up time - But very well-worded, and passionate. Kudos and applause, sweetie!
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« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2015, 01:11:29 AM »
Thank you, dear ~
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« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2015, 11:14:25 PM »
That was really good.  I'm not sure I understood everything, but it was still an interesting read, an unusual view of gravity.
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« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2015, 06:05:14 AM »
Thank you, Chipster! ^^ I truly appreciate it. Yes, it is about a confusing topic and I didn't write it super clearly...oh well :D
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« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2015, 07:38:19 PM »
Looks clear enough to me. ;)
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