Everything you don’t want me to write about
I got an email that advertised an abroad experience writing contest by glimpse/national geographic. I started writing without reading the guidelines (I’ve never been big on directions) and found out that my story fit perfectly under their category called what ‘we don’t want’. Some cute excerpts of what they don’t want:
Long-winded descriptions of your thoughts and feelings. Show them through action and dialogue!
Personal-growth or adventure stories that take place in another country, but that reveal nothing about its culture.
An academic tone. College professors might be impressed by unnecessarily large words and overly complex sentences, but we aren’t.
Oops. (I’ll post my essay here when it’s done).