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The Struggles of Writing

February 10, 2019
By dmcdonald BRONZE, Mobile, Alabama
dmcdonald BRONZE, Mobile, Alabama
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           Why is this so hard? Ugh, I have no idea what to write about! Fighting a dragon? No, that is too fictional. First day of school? Hmmm. Too non-fictional. Um… Come on brain, wake up! This happens every time I try to write something. Especially on Mondays. Mondays are the worst. I have to wake up and go to school. Then do work. And please. Please do not even get me started on homework. Why is homework even a thing?! It is useless! Oooh, I am getting way off track, here. Maybe if I press random keys I will think of something. Gruwiggeuiliegrbckpqplfnx. Hm… Not working. Well, I cannot just skip writing this paper. I mean, I can, but I am not. Ugh, this is impossible… I think. Uh, words. This is not going to end well. The clock is ticking. Why do clocks have to tick? Ticking is annoying. Stop ticking clock! Okay, okay. Calm down and breathe. Deep breaths. This is infuriating. I should try reading. That helps, right?

You are wearing handmade loafers, a silk shirt, and three gold signet rings. Your English has a tinge of Oxford about it, and your nails have the soft sheen of the recently manicured. You are not a waiter. You are our contact Nguyen Xuan, and you have adopted this pathetic disguise to discreetly check for weaponry.

From Artemis Fowl

By Eoin Colfer

 

 Uuuugh! That did not help either. Think. Think harder. Think harderer! Okay, now I am just getting off track again. Stay focused. Sit up straight, hands on the keyboard, and let your brain do its work. I refuse to give up. Oh, never mind not giving up, this is useless! Why can my brain not do what it is supposed to do?! I could write about… No, that would not work at all. Maybe… Uh… Nope, that would not work either. How about… No, no, no! I do not know what to write! Uuugh. Hey, wait a minute. Maybe I should write about figuring out what to write about. Perfect! Now comes the hard part. I have to write it.


The author's comments:

My name is Dayne. I am in eight grade. When I am not writing my favorite thing to do is read.


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Demonic3444 said...
on Jun. 5 at 6:21 pm
Demonic3444, Norton, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
My mind is like my internet browser; nineteen open tabs, three of them frozen, and I have no clue where the music is coming from...

That is simply amazeballs and the other day I just wrote a similar piece!

read4ever said...
on Apr. 30 at 11:06 am
read4ever, Newfields, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
" It is my belief that there are two people in the world: Those who look at clouds and see shapes, and those who look at clouds and see clouds."

So humorous!

on Dec. 8 2019 at 1:54 pm
SheressofPower, Arverne, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Progress, not perfection

I love this. You depict writers block so accurately. For me when I’m not sure how to commence writing, I write about the events taking place around me.

on Jun. 8 2019 at 3:46 pm
Roxanna_Foxe SILVER, Anonymous, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see." - Mark Twain

Woah, are you a mind reader? Love it! Relatable for every writer. Keep it up!

on Apr. 2 2019 at 11:31 am
Dani_Higareda GOLD, Hanahan, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.”
- Winnie the Pooh

Hilarious! I love it, Dayne. You have a talent for writing! Please keep writing:)

on Feb. 28 2019 at 11:55 am
Hermione-Granger BRONZE, Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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Very amazing! This is me whenever I have to write a paper. Very relatable!!!

K1dby said...
on Feb. 26 2019 at 3:29 pm
K1dby, Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"War doesn't prove who is right. Only who is left."

The struggle is real

kgottlob said...
on Feb. 26 2019 at 3:27 pm
kgottlob, Newton, Kansas
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Has your brain been talking to my brain?! :) I loved it, Dayne. Your piece was amusing, creative, and well-written.

sdoggettsps said...
on Feb. 26 2019 at 8:36 am
sdoggettsps, Mobile, Alabama
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Very original...and relatable! It made me laugh - thanks for sharing your thoughts. Great job!

mooresport40 said...
on Feb. 25 2019 at 9:09 pm
mooresport40, Mobile, Alabama
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Very impressive! I enjoyed the way you were able to express yourself. Job well done.

Mckimb said...
on Feb. 25 2019 at 7:35 pm
Mckimb, Mobile, Alabama
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So proud of you Dayne! Love your creative mind!

on Feb. 25 2019 at 5:55 pm
Scootercarrington, Mobile, Alabama
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Very creative and enjoyable to read!

Emosley said...
on Feb. 25 2019 at 5:36 pm
Emosley, Mobile, Alabama
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Love this story, Dayne! Very creative!

TRobb said...
on Feb. 25 2019 at 4:08 pm
TRobb, Mobile, Alabama
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This is awesome. I am soooo impressed!!

ProudDaddy said...
on Feb. 25 2019 at 3:18 pm
ProudDaddy, Mobile, Alabama
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I couldn't be any more proud of you, my dear Dayne!!! Love you!


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