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    Ideas on writing a personal essay?

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Bubble, Jan 4, 2014.

    Hi there, I need ideas on writing a personal essay on dreams. I really suck at writing essays on such a broad topic. I've been sat here for an hour thinking about what to write and I have nothing.

    Does anyone have any ideas on what to write? It doesn't have to be dreams as in the dreams you have when you're asleep, but dreams as in goals and achievements.

    Thank you!
     
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    Sorry, but you have to come up with your own ideas, especially for school assignments. Coming up with a topic is a key part of the assignment.
     
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    ditto that...

    thanks for saving me the typing, cog!
     
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    How much typing time did you really save? :p
     
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    My dream was to be a surf guitarist. I fulfilled my dream about 20 years after the genre was esentially dead. You must have dreams of being rich and famous, doesn't everyone while they're still in school?
     
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    One thing I do is look at the news, find a topic that intrigues me, figure out the theme and go from there. Hope that helps.
     
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    I really like you concept of writing personal essay.
    You can search in internet for creative ideas for writing essay on particular subject, and you will get quality results.
    But writing in you own style and writing your own ideas in different way will help you more. As unique essay will attract people more.
    All the best.
     
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    Wonderful!

    I love to write personal essay, too!

    However, my style is 'integrative', which means:

    1. It is not just essay, but also story.
    2. True story as well as fiction.
    3. Essay can be as powerful as thesis, the way scholars write.
    4. The way you want to materialise your dreams, is to write enchiridion too.
    5. Finally, architecturally design your writing. Architecture is a jargon for writing, so let me know any question.
    I not only encourage you to pursue your dreams by whatever means, but also suggest your fair go at this integrative style!

    Got it?

     
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    Thanks Azurisy for beautiful points you mentioned.
    There is a difference in Essay writing, Story writing and thesis.
    For essay as you suggest integrative style, can you help me with Dissertation writing style?
     

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