Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 - Advanced)
Topic: Illustrate the meaning of “Don’t Try to Walk before You Can Crawl” (without using the actual phrase or literal example). (01/17/08)
TITLE: Writers' Forum; Translation 101
By Sally Hanan
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ADD TO MY FAVORITES
Because it means that you will get to read my writing.
My teacher said that I was really good.
I’m actually brilliant, and you’ll soon see my amazing talent.
I want to have my writing speak a message to people’s hearts.
I want them to be blown away by my depth of knowledge.
I feel that God has sent me to you.
So that you can appreciate my brilliance and stoke me with millions of kudos.
My family and friends have said that they really like my work.
That’s proof that I’m as brilliant as I think I am.
I was the best in my English writing class at school.
I’ll slam you with my brilliance.
I’ve sent a query to Doubleday about my first novel.
I’m expecting them to send me a 5 digit offer for the rights.
I hope that I can participate in what goes on here.
I am so brilliant that everything you need to know you can watch and learn from me.
I’ve written a lot of poetry that I am hoping to publish.
But you’ll never see it here; it’s so brilliant I’m afraid you might steal it and publish it yourself and make millions.
My writing is so unique, you have seen nothing like it anywhere.
And there’s a reason why….
I’ve never taken any kind of writing class or online courses because I feel that I would be taught too many formalities and it would stilt my flair.
I have no idea how to build up a plot to a climax and I don’t even know what denouement means; and what are syllables?
My first article is posted, but I haven’t had any comments so far. Here is the link.
It’s been up there for ten days and no one has commented on my brilliance yet—is there no appreciation for talent around here?
Should I really go into beginners’ level?
I’m so much better than that.
Exactly what are the criteria for judging writing?
My article wasn’t placed among the weekly favorites and it should have been in the top ten, or at least in the top 40.
Wow, those winners had some good stuff.
Maybe I’m not the only brilliant writer.
Exactly how does one go about getting placed?
I’m starting to wonder if perhaps I’m not so brilliant after all.
I’ve tried out some new things, would you mind commenting?
I am beginning to admit that the rest of you have some talent too, and I’m actually using some of your techniques...
Wow; thank you everyone!
Lights going off in brain.
Please red ink me.
I am one of many among my writing peers. I am slowly getting better at my craft, and as long as I stay humble and am willing to learn, I may be really brilliant some day.
Afterthought: Hmm, and maybe I should trash those 3,298 copies of self-published (but unedited) books.
The writer vehemently denies any personal experience with aforementioned thoughts.
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