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Cameron Gould
Challenges and Successes Writing the Narrative
Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:38am
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The most difficult part of writing this narrative has been to find a good time to sit down and get four pages written. Iíve had all sorts of homework and tests to prepare for and it has been eating up all of the time I have. Other than time, the hardest thing about writing it would be using all sorts of different sentence structures and word choices to not piss off the professorÖ(Belgium.) Another challenge is expanding on my thoughts to make more sentences and more details because I am not very skilled when it comes to writing, in fact, it is actually a challenge to make 350 words for these online discussion entries. Getting started when I actually sit down and get to writing this is also another challenge. Often times when faced with a paper, I pull up Microsoft Word and start at the blinking cursor for 10, 15 even 30 minutes until I come up with an idea, which sometimes I donít like and end up erasing and waiting for another idea. Once I get a few things on paper, I usually pick up speed pretty quickly and it becomes a matter of keeping up on the keyboard with the ideas that are going through my head! Unfortunately, I am not a very good intro writer so it is usually a slow start for me.

Some successes are actually having a very obvious choice to write about that should not be a problem to get four pages out of because there were many different aspects to it. It is also an advantage because I remember every detail and Iíve told the story to so many people that it should be easy to put it all on paper. An advantage comparable to any other papers Iíve written is that I was given a great idea to write the body and conclusion then come back to the introduction which is an idea Iíd never thought of before. This should help get the paper rolling because once Iíve written all of the details and support I am sure I will have no problem finding some sort of intro to write.

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