Writers of Ball State

Writers of Ball State: Brittany, Alex, & Haley

Is writing social or solitary? Check out what #squadgoals Brittany, Alex, and Haley have to say! brittany.jpg
Brittany: “It can be good or bad. Doing collaborative writing spurs so much creativity…There are things that [other people] think of that you would have never thought of.”
Alex: “I prefer the actual act of writing alone, but I love meeting other people who write and discussing our works or bouncing ideas…but for actual writing, I tend to be secluded.”
Haley: “I remember in middle school, there was a book series…that had like three authors…It was a collaborative piece. Others times it’s better alone. I like [writing] by myself in my own little world, but it just depends.”
What do you think? Is writing social or #foreveralone? #bsuwrites

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Writers of Ball State

Writer of Ball State: Erin

You’ve probably been stopped by #writersblock, but have you been stuck in the #WritingDesert? Okay, it’s not a real word, but it’s a real feeling. According to Erin the El Ed major, “Having to do a bunch of research for something that I wasn’t really into, I got kind of stuck. It was like, ‘Well, I have to find all these articles. I have to read 34-pages to find 1 sentence.’ That was the worst kind of thing I had to write. It just dragged on forever.” Whether it’s the #writingdesert or #writersblock, the Writing Center is here to help!

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Writers of Ball State

Writer of Ball State: Madison

madison.jpgDo you struggle with intros and conclusions? Madison has some good advice: work backwards! “I often have ideas, I know what I want to write about, but being able to form it into an actual piece of writing is kind of hard for me. The hardest parts for me are usually the introduction and conclusion, so I usually go ahead and write my ideas, the body, and just get that down. Then, from that, I can do the beginning and the end.”

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Writers of Ball State

Writer of Ball State: Parker

parker.jpg“Investing in your writing gets you a lot further,” says Parker, a Music Ed major, for example, “Last semester I wrote a paper analyzing a Beethoven piano sonata. Going through, I had to study a score, go through all the detail, what the composer meant in certain areas, and the way he went about creating this living work of art that people still perform today.”

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