I had a writing brain fart because of college

“If I Fail” – Tupac Shakur

I.

I had an easier time writing fiction when I didn’t have all of these technical rules and writing techniques to cloud my judgment. I could pick up a pen and start writing. Anything. And I thought it was some of the most compelling writing in the world, I might add. My grade school teachers and college professors thought so too. I feel like I’m anticipating some grand idea to pop into my head for the perfect story. As if God will bestow a blueprint or some guidelines on how to begin climax and end. Although I can’t say I wouldn’t mind a small hint every now and again. The leaves are finished falling. Winter is here. Now, the dawn of a new year. Annnnddd…nothing. Absolutely nothing. Certainly nothing. Definitely nothing. Unquestionably, nothing.
Bringing authenticity to play with structure has proven to be a tough feat these past few years. Activating “writing-mode” throughout college has always entailed perfectly articulated ideas and MLA formatted pages. I had single-handedly pre-programmed myself to write like a student. Not like a writer.

II.

should write how I talk. Holding back from my real voice has been frustrating me. Instead of focusing on simply getting words on the page (or in my case, the screen), I tend to concentrate on how the characters should sound, what they’re like, where the story takes place, who. will. save. the day? I fell in love with crafting stories, mainly because of the ability to invent the world that I want. At some point along the way, I was told to write my world another way. Not like a writer. Like a student. Thus, the beginning of the end. The Alpha and the Omega. 

This has made it easier to work through the issue(s). 

III.

A brilliant idea hits me like a Panthers linebacker.

One thought on “I had a writing brain fart because of college

  1. I can relate it was difficult to transition from fiction to full time research the monotony would never cease and as a result I have to remind myself to chill with the analysis even now periods will not be used lol but seriously research skills def come in handy…oh they said what? I’m finna look that up real quick n determine if the source is credible 🧐

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