I recently purchased a book entitled Writing and Being: Taking Back Our Lives Through the Power of Language from the clearance section of my local Half Price Book store. When I first flipped through the book, the language seemed a little flowery, but for $1, I figured I could find something useful out of it.
As I whipped through the introduction, something seemed very familiar about this style of writing. I know I hadn’t read the book before, but as I skimmed through the book, I realized that I’d already been subjected to half of the writing exercises in this book. This book undoubtedly was the basis for roughly 60% of my senior year English class. And I had hated 100 % of it. Continue reading