This cracked me up..I flunked my creative writing class!

  1. here is something that recently cracked me up..upon urging from many of you and friends and family, i recently signed up for a class directed to writing for magazines and newspapers..
    decided pretty quickly newspapers weren't for me, but the class was interesting and taught by a world renowed freelance journalist...i happen to be the only published person in the class...there were four of us and the other three were technically oriented...one an engineer, one a math teacher and the other a corporation recruiter...we spend some time discussing things and then she gives us an assignment to pick out a target audience and write a blurb for same in fifteen minutes..
    the engineer writes a concise blurb on boating
    the math teacher writes about her health problems
    the other guy talks about the upcoming inauguration.
    all i can come up with is a paragraph entitled "a different sort of performance anxiety" which talked about the white paper staring back at me....amused everyone but made me the only unfocused one in the group.
    now i even have writing homework..
    isn't that a hoot????
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   NurseRachy
    hahah It sounds like you have a wonderful sense of humor - Good luck with the homework
  4. by   UM Review RN
    Unfocused? I doubt it!

    "Write what you know."

    The cool thing is, so many people don't know beans about nursing, at least there's a huge potential audience out there.
  5. by   leslie :-D
    now i really do feel confused.
    your paper sounds like the only one that showed any creativity......am i missing something?

    leslie

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