The Ink and I

When I read the beginning, I found myself to be confused but relatable in a bizarre way with Hugh when I started to write for myself before I made a path to become a writer. Based on the narrator, Hugh has also made messes and mistakes in his work with each page being smudged with his own fingerprints but in a sense left his mark. I’m not ashamed to admit that my stories from middle school weren’t awesome and awe-inspiring (but I did try) yet I couldn’t bring myself to hate the pieces forever.

They were still mine.

Hugh I felt relatable too because we both share an oddity on how we perform on our work and how the words are written. Some may think that my story is nonsense and wouldn’t understand my special structure of words until they check twice. I hope the rest of the story will give me more hints to understand Hugh and myself more and to show the world that there is meaning to our words.

Source: Simonds: Front Matter

Posted by kvance   @   12 March 2018

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Mar 12, 2018
7:11 pm
#1 stevedumnich :

Kemaura I think it is important to realize mistakes. This only opens a door for you to get better as a writer. It is cool to see how you can relate to a character we are reading about in this course.

Mar 12, 2018
7:14 pm
#2 laramiecowan :

Writing comes in many forms and steps and each of us (writers) have different methods to get us to the final result. There’s not one true answer and I think that’s what’s cool about Gutenberg’s Fingerprint. It’s about the journey that matters. Hugh is an interesting character because he’s so human. He makes mistakes and does it over and over again, but he keeps working at it till he gets it perfect.

Mar 12, 2018
7:15 pm
#3 paigeparise :

It’s really interesting and neat that you made a connection between yourself and Hugh. I think Hugh’s personality is inspiring for writers because despite making mistakes, he always persists and works to create something meaningful. Simonds mentioned how Hugh never does things the easy way, but putting in the extra effort is worth it in the end.

Mar 12, 2018
7:15 pm
#4 danisharogers :

Everything we do involves a series of trials and errors, which eventually makes us better. As well it shows our strengths and weakness and tells us that there is and will always be room for improvement. Although the fun with writing is that it’s like art, so you can make it your own.

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