Thursday, January 28, 2010

Writer's Workshop: Advised to BS

Mama's Losin' It

It's that time again!! Writer's Workshop from Mama Kat!!!!

The prompts this week are:

1.) Share one piece of great advice you’ve received from someone who knows stuff…

2.) Write a series of tweets that ultimately end with a line that I actually tweeted on Friday night: “And then I sat on those remaining in the pack…and pulled the glowing sticks from under my ass.”

3.) Gregory MaGuire (author of books like Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West and Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister) is wildly popular right now (as is the musical Wicked). Write your own “re telling” of a classic fairy tale.

4.) Luck, or divine intervention?

5.) Muffin Tin Monday…on Thursday? Every week Michelle hosts a carnival where you’re invited to link a meal you serve your kids in muffin tins. It’s kind of cute actually.

This week I'm going to do #1. A piece of great advice.

This piece of advice came from an English instructor that taught my first ever college English class (which was a writing class).

He told us that when we write papers for various classes the best way to get a good paper is to bullshit our way through. To act like we are an expert on the subject we are writing about and BS, BS, BS, and BS some more.

Now, at first this seemed like, well, bullshit advice. But I tried it and IT WORKED!! And is STILL working!! (Don't think that I'm not learning here, because I am. I know my shit. But to make a paper what it needed to be, I had to bullshit my way through it and learn along the way.)

And EVERY instructor I've had has LOVED my papers. They just think they are brilliant. Little do they know.....**insert evil laugh**

Now get over to Mama Kat's place and choose your prompt!!!

NOW!!!

3 comments:

  1. Stopping by from Mama Kat's. I think BSing is the key to work and life! I have no idea what I am doing as a parent, but I just keep telling my kids I do and they believe me.
    Holly @ 504 Main

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  2. That's pretty funny...but then a lot of life is full of BS, so it stands to reason.

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  3. What's the saying "Dazzle them with brillance and baffle them with bullshit"

    Fake it till you make it right? =)

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