Call it serendipitous, call it Karen-just-being-Karen, but after asking a friend here at Pip what he knew of Economics, come to find out, my daughter is taking a course in Free Enterprise/Economics. I'm lovin' it. (Good thing--'cause they ain't teachin' it. They just handed her a book and said study.)
I mean, the first list I encountered was a guideline to critical thinking, so I um, commandeered her book. (That's code for "looting" btw. ?)
But here I find me stumped, right off the git-go:
Practicing Your Skill
1.What factor--more than any other--should affect how and what you write? Why?
2. Why is it important to consider your audience for your writing?
3. What is involved in the editing of a first draft?
So I thought about it, and I realized there is a certain poetry to economics, and a certain economy to poetry...grin.
So here we go, I'll answer the three questions (four if you count "why?") but I'm curious now as to how the rest of you will respond as well.
1. Inspiration--and I never know if that will be a visual, a phrase, a smell, a sound, or WHUT, I just know something nags in my head until I write it out. Why? I always thought I was just wired that way.
2. Um....well, and here's the tickle of the pickle, I never wrote for an audience until I wrote according to guidelines here at Pip. So can I add some continuum to the question to ask if others have felt an invisable editor in their head after writing for a family oriented forum? (No disrespect intended, I am just genuinely curious)
3. My answer here is either, "edit, edit, edit, or DELETE DELETE DELETE" and I realize this is a much different response than when I wrote in marble notebooks: back then, I would use a simple line, and sometimes, after reconsideration, would add that back into to text. That no longer happens with my veddy efficient Dell.
So...I'm ever curious.
How do you practice your skills?