There is no one size fits all solution here. There is no magic wand to wave or a spell to cast. Nor do you need to sell your soul to the devil.
Will this work for you? I have no idea. As the old saying goes, “If I can do it, you can do it.” I hope I am going to encourage you to write and encourage you to try and write something.
To start with a fun example here, I am going to go back to grade 7.
Yes, that is a long time ago for me and maybe even for you…
I remember my history teacher Mr. Elliot giving us the assignment to write about our experience at Midland ON. Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons. This was a historical trip to visit the Huron Indians in Ontario Canada. The place was interesting with many old and refurbished buildings and as a kid, in grade 7 I was not bored to death by the trip. The bus ride was long but the trip was worth it because I still remember most of it. It rained on and off for the whole trip and thus it was a bit soggy.
The assignment was simple, write about the trip. As a kid in grade 7, well let’s just say the words didn’t flow very well. I do not remember what I wrote on my assignment.
What I do remember is Mr. Elliot reading out loud to the class one statement… “Don’t go in the rain, because you might get wet.”
I laughed along with the class because Mr. Elliot had a fun way of delivering nearly all the content in his class. All was great until he told the class that I had written this incredibly insightful statement.
No this was not the amazing beginning of my writing career. But I did write and I did start writing poems around that time. While I thought the rain comment was meant to be somewhat sarcastic, everyone just laughed at me.
I was not the most outgoing kid, I would say I was an introvert even though I did join all the sports teams in school. Outside of sports, I was a bit of a loner and I did love to write my poems. My poems were not amazing or very good by my own admission. They did get better as I got older and I always carried around with me a small notebook that was usually hidden in my binder.
This takes me to our first lesson so to speak. Remember there is no test on this so all you need to do is read…
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