Why I Write- Tess Cutler
Because I want to write good. Because we’re taught that you say ‘well’, not ‘good’. I want to break the rules and write good. The only people who can manipulate the English language to be incorrect but still correct are writers.
I love that she chose to begin her essay with “because I write good.” It’s instantly intriguing. I’m thinking, that’s wrong. But then I’m thinking, maybe she’s trying to say she writes good things…so then is the grammar really incorrect? Couldn’t she just argue that she was using the noun form of the word? See? I’m drawn in. Then she tells me that, no, she writes good because she can. That is so freeing and so simple… because I can. That is the essence of writing. Well, no, that’s one of the many possible motives to write. One I love. I think that part of the reason I write is because I get to be God. I get to decide everything.
Anyways. As far as style and voice go, I love how simplistic her voice is. I’m a very descriptive writer but I love simplistic writing. That’s what I reach for every time I start a new piece; only using what’s necessary. And style? Nothing really stuck out to me about her style. I guess her use of repetition was really cool. I love that idea. Keeping one or a couple central points and bringing them up frequently throughout the piece.
TL/DR: I loved the hook she used. I love her simplistic voice and repetitive style.
Cutler, Tess. “Why I Write.” Glyph 25 (2013): 71-72. Print. 15 Sept. 2016.