Notes from Virginia
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Monday, September 19, 2005
  More notes on effective writing
Our class brainstorm came up with the following list:

effective writing:
stays on topic
flows well
is very detailed
has direction and something to say
includes lost of info and description
uses correct grammar
has VIVID imagery
the reader can SEE what is going on
draws out emotion (positive or negative) from the reader
the reader wants to keep reading
reader can FEEL the story
there is a freshness of ideas or expression
  My personal definition of effective writing
So, today is our first full day workshop after a round of Visiting Writers. I want to begin the morning with a brief reflection on what for us defines effective writing, that is, what should we be striving to accomplish in the workshop session and how (if ever) will we know when it is time to stop tweaking and publish. So, in class we will brainstorm a collective list, but here are some personal thoughts on what makes for effective writing:

Okay, so these are just a few items on my list and its not comprehensive. I'm anxious to hear what you all add when I get to class!

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