When it comes to writing it has always been something I’ve dreaded. I don’t think I am a bad writer, but the idea of being told specifics about what to write has always bothered me because I believe it discourages creativity. With that said, if I do enjoy the prompt given to me I will enjoy the writing and can create a semi-decent paper. Word counts are a flawed approach for writing, and on topics I’ve struggled with I’ve gone through and taken apart contractions just to get the word count. I am looking forward to this different style of writing, and I hope I get a better interest in writing and maybe even begin to enjoy it.
I think the book does a good job of pointing out the emphasis on being aware of who your target audience is. The book also made a point of not needing an outline, and I’ve never found outlines useful for me personally. My Lit teachers in high school took my outline as part of the essay grade, so I’ve learned to make good looking outlines but they’ve never been helpful. I believe my writing will improve after putting to use the points Knight wrote about.
I don’t really know how to start this blog, and I don’t know what the title should be either… Oh well. (I need to find an updated photo)
My name is Nickolas Pope and I was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and lived in Florida until grade school. Most of my life I grew up in little town called Nashville, Georgia. To give you a sense of size, I graduated with 120 people in my senior class. If you know me you’ll know sports is one of the main influences on my life. Growing up my life was always at the rec. department playing any sport I was allowed to play, but once I got into middle school I really narrowed it down to two sports, soccer and basketball.
When I was looking at schools I knew I wanted to play soccer, but also knew I wanted to be in a good communications department and it came down to a couple of schools that I could reasonably afford and still get actual playing time. I chose Piedmont expecting to get a few minutes here and there but after a few key injuries I found my self starting my first collegiate game merely five games into the season. Everything was uphill from there and I’ve loved every minute being a Lion here at Piedmont. Of course there’s more to school than sports, and another one of the things I loved about Piedmont’s campus was the class sizes and the relationships I could have with the professors. I got here as a Masscom Major and since then I’ve switched to Sportscom, but think both programs prepare you to go out and get a job.