"What Writing Is" Selected Quote Reflection (Reaction Paper Sample)
Choose one quote from the attached essay named "What Writing Is". What is one that especially spoke to you, and how does it intersect with your own experiences? Select a quote from the narrative that is a good example of something that especially struck you and use your answer to analyze the essay.
These are exploratory responses that are meant for you to think critically and closely about the readings and make connections between them and your own experiences as a reader and writer.
This is a thoughtful reflection that looks closely at the text.
What is Writing
“I'm not asking you to come reverently or unquestioningly; I'm not asking you to be politically correct or cast aside your sense of humor (please God you have one). This isn't a popularity contest, it's not the moral Olympics, and it's not the church. But it's writing, damn it, not washing the car or putting on eyeliner. If you can take it seriously, we can do business. If you can't or won't, it's time for you to close the book and do something else. Wash the car, maybe.”
When I read this comment, I felt that the author is threatening someone. It's true that writing is an integral part of our life, but that doesn't mean one has the right to insult others while trying to attract them towards writing. How could be he compare writing with that of washing the car o putting on eyeliner? I
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