Campus Life
Posted Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 11:15 AM to Writing Corps.
I had a teacher in high school who was by far my favorite.  He taught freshman lit. classes and a seniors creative writing class while also being the director of our drama troupe.  I took his creative writing class, and he taught me everything i know about writing.  Everyday we would walk into the classroom and there would be something on the white board...a muse of sorts.  We would get about fifteen minutes to write whatever the muse made us think of. He always told us that it didn't matter what we were saying, even if we actually said nothing at all.  The most important thing was that we never stopped moving our pens.  If you hit a road block and weren't thinking anything, which happened occasionally, just write "i don't know" or "I can't think of anything" and eventually something will come.  Then when it came time to write poems for class we had some material to start with.  Multiple times i took lines right from my notebook and put them into poems. When i have a final product, it makes me feel proud of what i have done.
By: Melanie Maggetti