Mark Graham By Mark Graham, 22nd Aug 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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This essay is about how and why I write on the subjects that I do. It will also explain my joys for working as a writer.


Writing to me is more than work. Writing is a chance to share what I know. This skill lets me be creative and technical at the same time. Writing is technical when it comes to using the English language. There are the mechanics of language to consider, for example the Eight Parts of Speech, capitalization and punctuation. Writers also have to consider pragmatics and semantics and spelling. When writers put all these items together there are many ideas that go into sentences, paragraphs and whole papers that also lead to speeches, term papers, theses and dissertations. This is the technical side of writing.

Writing is also a very creative for there are short stories, poems and plays. I believe this is where I fit into the writing profession for I have written many short stories and poems and a few of them were published in various places. I even wrote a play for a college writing course back in the early nineties. I am trying to get more into the technical side of writing for I am preparing to start writing a dissertation towards my doctorate that is going to deal somehow on teaching reading and literacy. I also plan on writing lesson and unit plans for the elementary classroom that will include the grades Prekindergarten through the Eighth grade. I might even write some articles for the secondary and college instructors in education.

Writing for me is both creative and technical it is just a matter of what mood I am going to be in if I am going to write stories and poems or educational material. The writing world has room for just about anyone who would like to try try. Writing is like a whirlwind of words, research and rough drafts.


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author avatar Mark Graham
I am a graduate student of Children's Literature and have also studied Counseling at the graduate level as well as College teaching and Reading and Literacy. I will be writing on these and my ownideas

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author avatar Deepizzaguy
22nd Aug 2015 (#)

I like to share my wisdom about life in my Word Girl fan fictions. I usually hear crickets from the audience.

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author avatar writestuff
23rd Aug 2015 (#)

Thanks for sharing. There is a great need for new ideas when it comes to lesson plans for pkg.

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