Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 - Advanced)
Topic: Illustrate the meaning of ďDonít Try to Walk before You Can CrawlĒ (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.
Iím actually brilliant, and youíll soon see my amazing talent.
I want to have my writing speak a message to peopleís 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.
Thatís proof that Iím as brilliant as I think I am.
I was the best in my English writing class at school.
Iíll slam you with my brilliance.
Iíve sent a query to Doubleday about my first novel.
Iím 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.
Iíve written a lot of poetry that I am hoping to publish.
But youíll never see it here; itís so brilliant Iím 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 thereís a reason whyÖ.
Iíve 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 donít even know what denouement means; and what are syllables?
My first article is posted, but I havenít had any comments so far. Here is the link.
Itís been up there for ten days and no one has commented on my brilliance yetóis there no appreciation for talent around here?
Should I really go into beginnersí level?
Iím so much better than that.
Exactly what are the criteria for judging writing?
My article wasnít 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 Iím not the only brilliant writer.
Exactly how does one go about getting placed?
Iím starting to wonder if perhaps Iím not so brilliant after all.
Iíve tried out some new things, would you mind commenting?
I am beginning to admit that the rest of you have some talent too, and Iím 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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