5-5:10: What have you learned about yourself, recently?
5:10-5:35: Knowing what you want to say IS the essay……. So, what do you want to say? Where do you start? What’s the word? Then what?
IDEA: Start by talking to the reader of your paper…. Like, “Love is something that is inevitable. Think of the people or places you love, what does it do to your mood and mind?”
BE PERSONAL WITH THE READER OF YOUR PAPER. NOT ACADEMIC OR SCRIPTED (which in many cases is the same thing).
5:35-6: Connectivity of ideas….. Start with one word or idea, then venture out. Always come back.
Example: Love (my topic) connects to thought, connects to life, connects to people, then writing… then story…. A love of all of it.
***I will always come back to my word, my singular idea and stance, position. Be playful with how you connect ideas, just prove that they do connect. Use examples from he books!
6-6:20: Free discussion……. What are you writing for yourself? Anyone filling up their journals?
What is your dream job? Why does it need to be a dream??
OTP: Mind the time, but don’t let it maneuver your mind away from itself.
OTP: Have more fondness of what you’re writing.
OTP: Procrastination will only cause me to laugh, not sympathize and certainly not empathize.
OTP: There is Composition and truth in what you’ve already lived…. Recall it, and write it. Use it. You haven’t lived this long for nothing.
OTP: Rest is beneficial, excess rest is damning.
ASSIGNMENT: Work on essays…. Email me a quick update before next meeting.