“Then you should say what you mean,” the March Hare went on.
“I do,” Alice hastily replied; “at least–at least I mean what I say–that’s the same thing, you know.”
“Not the same thing a bit!” said the Hatter. “You might just as well say that “I see what I eat” is the same thing as “I eat what I see”!”
― Lewis Carroll
How about a coven of writers brewing our stories? I don’t mean we’re witches, meeting on a full moon, each one adding some herbs or spices in a big pot of the cauldron, cooking over an open fire. I was just thinking about this course – with all of us coming from different countries, backgrounds, experience, culture, and each one have a story brewing in our minds, waiting in anticipation to come out. Yes, we are a group of writers and I want to know what we can call ourselves. I found some suggestions on the internet including a quill, a compendium, an index, a chapter, a bibliography, a scribble, a sentence, a pen, a composition and a story. I like to think of it more as a starting point, a support system, an inspiration, a springboard, a gate of knowledge and a joy to be a member of. It has been 10 weeks since we started this course and the experience I’ve had just proved that – having had peers giving each other some encouragement, help, constructive criticisms and answering our questions. The interaction with one another is amazing. When I first submitted this synthesis as assignment 2, one of the criticisms I’ve got is that there’s no common theme between my writing with a cause and the other writers with their causes. What could our common theme be? I believe it’s our desire to connect with the world. We want to interact with others by writing what we feel is important to us – our causes. We also have to think about our audience, the plots and scenes and the main claim.