ENGLISH COMPOSITION CLASS ESSAY 1
David Daniel Davis
Melannie Svoboda presents The Eight Beatitudes of Writing:My Experiences
The Eight Beatitudes of Writing by Melannie Svoboda is a testament of introspective experiences that chronicle childhood memories, writers who have inspired her, road blocks she was confronted with as a writer and paths she took to complete her specific writing goals.
Craving a Better World
In this particular article; she explains how she is unsure of the origin of her desire to write; she just knew that it was inside of her. She wrote a short story entitled Sugar about a little girl who wanted a pony. She asked her father for one and he said “Yes, you may have a pony.”She wanted a pony in real life; when she asked her father for one, he said no. I was then that it dawned on her that she wrote as a way to create a fantasy world that accommodated her likes. This is a form of escapism; which is when an individual creates an environment that is their own world that pleases them as a temporary escape from their real life situations. I at times find myself using writing as an escape device to leave my real life responsibilities and worries behind me.
Here, Melannie Svoboda goes into detail of how she wrote her first book and the conditions surrounding it; going from starting it that Friday in school, to getting home and writing some more. So eager was she to complete it that immediately upon waking up on that following Saturday morning; she sat at the kitchen table and vividly recalls herself in little white nightgown, with her writing tablet, the house quiet and still, with the rays of the morning sun peeking in through the windows. That mental image still resonates with her to this day and reminds her that in writing you must be prepared to make a large amount of sacrifices daily. What I gather from this is that even though writing can be an arduous and time...