Writing Sucks

Common Pitfalls in Writing


Basic details

  • Project type: Research Paper
  • Published: December 7, 2018
  • Medium: Document

Abstract

Writing is an important and powerful communication tool in society, but it has several flaws that make it difficult for many to take advantage of it. Writing Sucks: Common Pitfalls of Writing aims to point out these flaws in an attempt to call for a reassessment of writing in this day and age by observing studies, drawing from personal experiences, reading authors’ suggestions, and interviewing writing tutors. The paper highlights common areas that most writers succumb to and sheds light on possible solutions, as well as the demand for structural changes to make writing more accessible.

Why write this piece?

Initially, I intended to talk about a technology-related paper, likely about Apple’s rumored plans to switch the processors in their Mac line up to their own processors. At the same time, I also struggled a bit with writing in general due to a few things that happened in the background. My writing professor recommended that I use the paper as a means of recovering from the experience and share my thoughts on how writing became so difficult in the first place.

Related Resources

  • Doki Doki Endless Adventure - This is the Doki Doki Literature Club! mod that I collaborated on and later resigned from due to collaboration conflicts.. https://github.com/Sayo-nika/BraveSail
  • Success, failure, and the drive to keep creating - This is the follow-up TED talk given by Elizabeth Gilbert about her failures with the sequel to Eat, Pray, Love and how she keeps creating.. https://www.ted.com/talks/elizabeth_gilbert_success_failure_and_the_drive_to_keep_creating
  • DDEA Diary #1: Moving on Without AliceOS - This is the Medium article from the head of Sayonika regarding the deprecration of their usage of AliceOS, signaling my complete severance from the project.. https://medium.com/sayonika/ddea-diary-1-moving-on-without-aliceos-b052a0f68c76

Writing Sucks

Common Pitfalls in Writing

About this project

Abstract

Writing is an important and powerful communication tool in society, but it has several flaws that make it difficult for many to take advantage of it. Writing Sucks: Common Pitfalls of Writing aims to point out these flaws in an attempt to call for a reassessment of writing in this day and age by observing studies, drawing from personal experiences, reading authors’ suggestions, and interviewing writing tutors. The paper highlights common areas that most writers succumb to and sheds light on possible solutions, as well as the demand for structural changes to make writing more accessible.

Why write this piece?

Initially, I intended to talk about a technology-related paper, likely about Apple’s rumored plans to switch the processors in their Mac line up to their own processors. At the same time, I also struggled a bit with writing in general due to a few things that happened in the background. My writing professor recommended that I use the paper as a means of recovering from the experience and share my thoughts on how writing became so difficult in the first place.

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  • Project type: Research Paper
  • Published: December 7, 2018
  • Medium: Document


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Related resources

Doki Doki Endless Adventure

This is the Doki Doki Literature Club! mod that I collaborated on and later resigned from due to collaboration conflicts.

Success, failure, and the drive to keep creating

This is the follow-up TED talk given by Elizabeth Gilbert about her failures with the sequel to Eat, Pray, Love and how she keeps creating.

DDEA Diary #1: Moving on Without AliceOS

This is the Medium article from the head of Sayonika regarding the deprecration of their usage of AliceOS, signaling my complete severance from the project.