Writing a Vignette

“Writing a first draft is very much like watching a Polaroid develop. You can’t – and, in fact, you’re not supposed to – know exactly what the picture is going to look like until it has finished developing” (Lamott 39).

After finishing my vignette a culminating project for my Writing and Methods class, I realize how long it still takes me to gather my ideas and write them down. I was reminded about the long process before getting to the final draft. First you write then you write some more then you revise. You read it to others and then you revise again. 

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  1. Teacher Teacher
    Dec 04, 2013 @ 06:30:18

    I found the writing groups very helpful. I too was in the boat with my vignette. I was struggling with how to put my memories into words. Well not into just words but an actual script that would flow together like a poem. I thought a lot about our future students. I wonder how these vignettes would just help conjure up those deep emotional memories. Jut something to think about.

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