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College and writing aren't the easiest things to put together, mostly because writing is more about opinions than facts, such as math or science. I would consider a creative writing class and a journalism class. Back to opinions, though, you have to remember that a creative writing class can't give you a pass to become a writer--it's about yourself. A CW class will teach you a few basic things, such as characterization, imagery, and how to write in a different way than just writing something...it's hard to explain, but if you know it then you know it. It's the difference between "He walked over and sat down with everyone's eyes on him." and "He slumped towards the chair on the far side of the room, his mind willed numb and free from the countless stares judging him from his sopping raincoat and heavy brimmed hat."
Meanwhile, a journalism class allows you to get first-hand experience and criticism.
Overall, the best thing for a writer, far more than any class or instruction manual, is to read. Go over every genre, not just the one you're interested in. And don't be afraid to look back into the children's section--most of those are better than most books in the other places. A book in the children's section is most assuredly a book--the characters are well done and good examples without being too complicated, the plots are interesting, a good many are original, and the imagery is basic enough to be a perfect picture.
So, just keep writing and read as much as you can, and you'll improve.
i'm reminding u about the funny story???????????
I got to page 2 before leaving with embarrassment. I didn't delete it, though...I may need it one day, for whatever reason. I played with the idea of posting it, but thought that I shouldn't torture my friends.
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