This gem begins my “why I write” essay before my class:
I have a very clear vision of one assembly I went to in 4th grade. A children’s author came to discuss the book she had written. She was not especially impressive in any way. I know this because I don’t remember her name, her book or even what she looked like. What I do remember, is her answer to a question a classmate of mine asked. “When did you decide to become a writer?” he wanted to know. A perfectly legitimate question. He was practical this kid; he wanted know how long he had to decide if writing was for him.
There are a lot of filler words that are wishy-washy and confusing. Perfect way to start an essay right?