Learning to Write: Reflections

Pedagogical Explorations: Reflection Tree Assignment For: Practicum – Jimmy Butts Fall 2016 Semester After trial and error and many years of frustrated self-doubt, I discovered that I write my best and easiest when something in my life has been upset, overturned, a crisis already on or nearing the horizon. Sadness, it seems, inspires me, and I can’t help but laugh at its irony. How strange it is to have this thing I love most in the world require trouble, such a gloomy strain of fuel, to run on. But tried and true, it’s nearly seductive how anger unwinds my sentences…