In our college essay we were to tell a story about something that has impacted us greatly. I chose to write about my friend Collin. Writing the essay helped me realize how valuable everything is and how much it is taken for granted. Since this was a college essay I tried to pay close attention to all my grammar and punctuation. Which is still something I need to work on at this age. I didn’t do much researching on this subject other than figuring out the current population of Good Thunder. Gaining these skills will certainly help me if I want to pursue writing when I am older. There is still a lot I must work on to get anywhere near good, but I am willing to try. When we wrote this paper it was over homecoming week, which already makes it hard to concentrate with all the excitement. Then suddenly something changed. I had lost my dad.
This certainly was not an easy thing to go through, and it still is not. But at the time of this I decided to throw myself into the writing of my essay. Writing about life and how priceless it is and writing about someone else who I loved who had also passed away. Inside Out was actually the last movie I saw with my dad which is why I chose this quote. To write a good paper I learned you need to show emotion, to reveal little things about yourself in small ways. With this in mind I believe I can become a great writer. Ann Handley wrote on her blog “Words matter. Your words (what you say) and style (how you say it) are your most cherished (and undervalued) assets.” Ann’s Good Writing Tips People as the author of any type of writing are in control of how good it is, but not how it’s perceived. A good way to try to get the outcome you want is to do exactly that in which she says words matter. Make your words matter. Making what you have to say important and getting that across to other people is one thing I will hold onto as long as I’m writing whether it be for a letter to my grandma,or a college submission essay.