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❶Humans need oxygen to live. My two greatest weaknesses as a writer are using too many expletives and not providing examples as evidence when making an argument.

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Too often I go on and on with vocabulary, unnecessary words, useless points and I deviate from what I am supposed to say in my paper. My greatest weakness as a writer is procrastination. Throughout the years, this habit has gotten worse and worse. Now it is at the point where instead of completing assignments at the last minute, I end up completing them after they are due. This stresses me out greatly and produces poor work.

If I would spend less time dreading the assignment, and more time putting effort into it, I believe that i could easily produce "A" papers. My sophomore research paper on William Blake was late. My junior research paper on welfare reform was late. My senior research paper on the Black Plague was also turned in late. Clearly procrastination is my biggest weakness. I have never been able to break, what seems to be, the worst habit one could have. I'm that person you've stated millions of times in class who is "under the illusion of writing papers better at the last minute.

What also contributes to my procrastination is my lack of focus, or if I am focused, I take way too long to think up sentences that sound good. One of my main weaknesses as a writer is that I can only write in one way, all my writings sound the same. I cannot seem to change my tone, I'm not sure if i perfectly understand what it means to write in 'third person' or 'first person'.

I do understand it a little, but I don't really give it much importance. I did not read that much growing up so I was always told that I will be a bad writer since I do not read, so its almost like I have accepted that I am not a good writer just because I did not read that much growing up.

I have never really used sources or done the whole 'citing' thing which I am eager to finally understand after this research paper. The library sessions did help me though. Sometimes I cannot find the write words to deliver exactly what I am trying to say. Sometimes I have so many ways to say something I am not sure which one to choose.

I feel i write very informally sometimes as if I am talking to someone. I think what I mainly need is a lot more writing experience that will just make a a decent writer, I don't plan on being a great writer as it's never been my area of expertise.

My greatest weakness as a writer is trying to put too many thoughts or ideas into one sentence. I need to work on editing my drafts many times so that I do not make sentences that are too long. I also need to work on not procrastinating and making multiple drafts before the assignment is due. Overall if I edit more frequently and I work on my sentence structure I will be able to improve my writing.

My greatness weakness as a writer is that I write in too much of a logos way. I generally make arguments that are made up of logic and statistics logos. I need to work on presenting arguments with transitions with pathos, that will include figurative language and more interest to the reader. Overall, each argument should be part logos, ethos and pathos.

My greatest weakness as a writer is waiting so long to get started. I try really hard not to, and when I get a new writing assignment I tell myself I will start working on it right away, but I never do. I always make silly mistakes on my papers that can easily be avoided by giving myself time to edit and revise. Tks very much for your post. Avoid surprises — interviews need preparation. Some questions come up time and time again — usually about you, your experience and the job itself.

We've gathered together the most common questions so you can get your preparation off to a flying start. They are not the formula for success of a kind , but I hope they might be interesting as one formula for success. Found my way back here again. One of your strengths conflicts with what you listed one of your weaknesses. Avoiding weasel words might nonetheless be a good idea as a purely mechanical thing, but I say not at the cost of speaking dishonestly.

For that matter, an awareness of structure and using too many transitions are in conflict, too. Two sides of the coin, as it were. As one trained, in part, in the legal profession, it has long been my observation that one can move mountains with but a few weasels. I know this is an older post, but if this comment makes it to the writer of this post, I just wanted to let you know that i found your information really helpful.

I just started going to college after many years out of school. My first assignment in Eng is to write a journal entry about what I think my strengths and weaknesses are as a writer. Naturally I decided to google strengths and weaknesses of writers and your post was first to pop up! No worries I did not plagiarize your ideas but they definitely gave me tons of stuff to think about and got my thoughts rolling which I needed badly because I was really stuck.

My major weakness with my first novel was I repeated myself way too much. Some readers love oodles of description; others skip over it. Might be genre-related, too, e. You might check it out. I changed an ordinary bed to a four-poster bed which tends to be taller than an ordinary bed , and the scene was then visual. Great points — especially 1. They take over form there. This was the best timing ever! What on earth is wrong with it? I hugged my tablet when I read this.

YAY, I can fix my story! I am often amazed at the huge improvements from story to story in hte authors I occasionally critique. All we need to fix the flaws is the tools to do the job. My weaknesses are as follows: I have scenes that are major, but no minor scenes. Then he fell silent. I have a hard time with things like this — I sometimes feel like every aspect of writing is my weakness.

Who wants to read a book that starts like that? So yeah, this article is very interesting and helpful as always , so thanks. In the beginning, it can be a little overwhelming. Try focusing on just four or five of the major problems to start with.

Another post that hits really close to home. My weaknesses are deep POV and self-editing. I spend a great deal of time with both of those as part of finishing a book.

I have high lighters in multiple colors thanks to Margie Lawson. I read through and tag every time I step out of deep POV. This is exactly the sort of conscious process that will help you conquer those weaknesses — and maybe even turn them into strengths!

This article gave me some interesting insight. I was already using a couple of this approaches. My critique partners will nail it every time. That was an eye opener. But we share the process with so many other people, and most of them are struggling and doubting just as much as we are.

Never thought of that either, but it is very true! I will say, after working in the business world for the last forty years, writers are a unique group. We are so willing to share ideas and support one another. The online writing community is an amazing place full of some very amazing people.

I say smart […]. Of course writing is no exception. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Helping Writers Become Authors Write your best story. January 24, by K. Tell me your opinion: What are you doing to overcome them? Sign Up Today Sign up to receive K. January 25, at 5:

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- Personal Strengths and Weaknesses What are my personal strengths and weaknesses. When I think about this question, the first thing that comes to mind is a job interview. I, like most people, find this simple question to be the most stressful moment of any interview.

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Throughout the year, I have changed and recognized my strengths and weaknesses as a writer, my strategies and my progression, and what has caused change and the change to come. My strengths, weaknesses, and preferences as a writer have changed and have been recognized in my eighth grade year. Having had over professional sales in the last seven or eight years, I am starting to call myself a writer without feeling like a fraud. To help me make decisions about what other kinds of writing I want to try, I have drawn up a list of my strengths and weaknesses as a writer.

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Personal Strengths and weaknesses Writing about my personal strengths is a challenging task that requires me to focus on the strong points that make up my character. While, however; speaking on my weaknesses, tend not to be such a problematical task. Jul 03,  · Writing isn't easy. People seem to think that writing is something that's inborn. I'd hate to tell you this, but writing takes time to develop. Sure some people look like naturals when it comes to writing. However, even the writer who is gifted or talented has strengths and weaknesses. No writer is born perfect. It's.