Thursday, May 7, 2009

More About Endings

I've been reading over some of my posts and realized that I don't only have issues with endings to poems. I have issues with endings in general. I'm not sure if this is a statement to some sort of deep emotional scar I'm repressing or if I'm just even worse at writing than I'd previously thought, but the endings to my posts are usually sub-par (which for some reason means not good even though in golf being less than par is good).

The ones that aren't terrible tend to be the endings to my shorter posts. I think with longer posts I just start rambling and don't know how to wrap it up. Then I try to summarize everything I've already written and it turns out sounding more like a 12th grade English paper than something a 'writer' would produce. Not that I'm trying to be a writer. I just think it would be good if my writing were better than the typical English essay a bored high school student churned out a 1AM the morning before it was due.

So.... that's what I need to work on. I need to work on making my endings appropriate to what I'm trying to convey about that particular topic, without sounding too summarizing or overly philosophical. If anyone has any suggestions, please leave some. I need help.


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  2. I wish I could help, but I also need to work on this. But I can say this: As long as you don't end with "In conclusion, I...", you're writing better than a high school / college English student.