Writers of Ball State

Writer of Ball State: Gabbi

Gabbi, Theatre Major“As a theater major, I both write and act. I write in theater and I perform in theater. Theater is a form of communication, like writing is, and like traditional papers are. All theater is making an argument…Sometimes in theater it’s more complex because you’re not always using dialogue, or you are using dialogue, but there’s subtext and a character’s not saying what they mean. I think having this basic understanding of how you form an argument really helps me write plays that matter, or understand what plays are saying—what argument an author is making so that, as a performer, I can make that argument too. ”

–Gabbi, Theatre Major and Writing Center Tutor

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Writers of Ball State: Aliaoshammari & Fafavalshammari

Aliaoshammari and Fafavalshammari#writersofballstate talked with two students from Saudi Arabia who share how they feel about writing:

“I love writing. I write a lot of essays at Ball State University. Actually, sometimes I write some short stories for my kids. I think it’s fun. Also, if you write more, you will learn more.”-Aliaoshammari (pictured at left)

“I like grammar, because I am a teacher in my country of Arabic grammar.” -Fafavalshammari (pictured at right)

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Writer of Ball State: Leigh

Leigh, Atrium EmployeeThis week’s #writersofballstate post features Leigh who works on campus at the Atrium:

What kind of writing do you like to do?

“I like to journal at home. It gets my thoughts out. I like to write about different things—like how my day goes, or my goals, or what I want to do next, or what I should do, or what I should’ve done. Sometimes I’ll go back [in my journal], and then it kind of helps me out.”

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Writer of Ball State: Spenser

Photo by Elisabeth BuckThis week’s #writersofballstate post features Spenser, a Public Communications major, who spoke about his decision to write under a tree outside Bracken Library: “We’re reading this book called ‘Zen Presentations.’ It’s by this dude who’s awesome at presenting stuff, and he suggests that you should come out and sketch your ideas and do all that on pen and paper before you ever come to a computer. I think it helps with creativity, and I just wanted to try it out. Because normally I would use a computer, but I really don’t like sitting and looking at a computer screen all day. So, it’s nice. I’m really enjoying it, to be honest.”

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