You have to do this work on your own, Declan, but I can offer you a few professional writing tips.
The words you have used to write this question and the follow-up comment are spelled correctly, so that is a good start. Why not make the story about a person who is "lazy" as your comment...
Best answer: You have to do this work on your own, Declan, but I can offer you a few professional writing tips.
The words you have used to write this question and the follow-up comment are spelled correctly, so that is a good start. Why not make the story about a person who is "lazy" as your comment suggests---someone who has an opportunity to make improvements in the grade as well as the learning experience, but the first impulse is to reach out to others. Why? Could it be low self-esteem, perhaps...or maybe some other reasons. Write them down, and then review these reasons yourself as someone almost wanting to override the laziness, but still no quite motivated full steam. There is a story in here somewhere. Show your mental processes and the battles you have to fight with yourself to get motivated as a story teller. That's one story. i
Another suggestion: In one of your reflective do-nothing moments, close your eyes and think about the things in your life thus far that have either angered you or made you laugh out loud. Think about what it is you like about someone you know or about yourself, and write this down. A college professor who teaches poetry and creative writing suggests that his students do a "word horde." Get a blank paper or notebook and write a single word that pops into your mind somewhere on the page (I usually put my "seed" word in the middle, but put that first word wherever you feel like placing it (because the placement sometimes reveals a pattern in your psyche that takes on meaning later on).
Once your seed word is in place, keep this page near where you sit (maybe next to your computer), and focus on the image that is inspired by this first word. Pick another word from this exercise and write it down, and then another as the words appear in your mind. Whenever I find a word that seems pregnant with lots of meanings, I put a mark next to it (like an asterisk) so that I might pick that word over some of the others that are starting to flow out of my consciousness. Fill that page up with lots of words connected in some way to the first one. As you write each word, try to see a picture of whatever images emerge as you put your pen/pencil to paper.
Most professors suggest that you write about something you know. Since you are lazy, you could write about you or about being lazy and how it feels. You could make up a story about a lazy pet if you want to delve into projecting your own problems into other characters---maybe a dog so lazy he goes hungry or something like that.
Ask yourself questions that might inspire you. "What was my most embarrassing moment?" "How do I feel about [select a topic]?" Would I do well in boot camp if I chose to join [pick a branch of the military]?" Just latch onto something and turn it into some sort of a story.
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