Hi fellow bloggers! I was doing my routine blogwalking and happened to stumble across this blog by Rosa Lyster. Rosa writes an essay every week on just about any topic that crosses her mind. I thought this was rather a good idea to keep one's writing habits rolling and gaining momentum each time. With a routine such as this, you can become unstoppable upon reaching a point where writing becomes a habit.
Personally, writing apart from drawing has been a pastime that is very close to my heart. Writing in all its forms, be it essays, blog posts, poetry or short stories is a very effective way of conveying not only one's masked emotions and inner musings, but also to unleash the author and creative duo that is in a person. And for me, being a social awkward, I have found my calling with writing and the creative arts.
Essay writing may appear daunting to some people as they often associate essay writing with a rich knowledge base. To break it down, there are 4 types of essays namely narrative essays, descriptive essays, expository essays, and lastly persuasive essays. While expository and persuasive essays might indeed need a bit of knowledge in the topic at hand, it is really just a conduit for one to get to know better the topic of interest and to form stronger opinions. On the other hand, descriptive and narrative essays depend largely on experience and a splash of creative muse.
I decided to do a weekly essay challenge for myself with topics from here or any essay topic I can come up with. For those interested in joining this weekly self-challenge of essay writing, feel free to grab the banner/logo below and write an intro post. You can write about what you think about writing as a pastime, about what you wish to gain from this self-challenge or you could even reblog this post if you wish to 😁.
The rules are simple:
- Word count is no lesser than 100 words
- Language used is English
- Write at least one essay per week
- Tag friends!
Here are few topics you could begin with:
- Do TV shows and movies have the responsibility of being more diverse?
- Should students be allowed to use phones in elementary and high schools?
- What effect did human curiosity have in relation to our planet?
- Tell about morality problems that bother you and why.
Go ahead and give it a try, put your creative mind and linguistic abilities to the test! I can't guarantee you that you'll be the next person to win an essay writing competition but I can assure you that your writing skills can improve by leaps and bounds if you're sure to maintain a habit.
Sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap acharacter; sow a character and you reap a destiny.G. D. Boardman