Make Good Art – Essay – 10 i karakter

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- Assignment 1
A. Omskriv teksten fra præteritum (datid) til præsens (nutid).
B. Forklar på denne baggrund reglerne for bøjning af regelmæssige verber på engelsk.
C. Forklar brugen af tid i de understregede verballed.
D. Kommenter på modalverbernes funktion i teksten
Assignment 2
Essay 3
Make Good Art

Uddrag
And I knew that as long as I kept walking towards the mountain I would be all right. And when I truly was not sure what to do, I could stop, and think about whether it was taking me towards or away from the mountain.

I said no to editorial jobs on magazines, proper jobs that would have paid proper money because I knew that, attractive though they were

for me they would have been walking away from the mountain. And if those job offers had come along earlier I might have taken them, because they still would have been closer to the mountain than I was at the time.

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I never really expected to find myself giving advice to people graduating from an establishment of higher education. I never graduated from any such establishment.

I never even started at one. I escaped from school as soon as I could, when the prospect of four more years of enforced learning before I'd become the writer I wanted to be was stifling.

I got out into the world, I wrote, and I became a better writer the more I wrote, and I wrote some more, and nobody ever seemed to mind that I was making it up as I went along, they just read what I wrote and they paid for it, or they didn't, and often they commissioned me to write something else for them.

Which has left me with a healthy respect and fondness for higher education that those of my friends and family, who attended Universities, were cured of long ago.

Looking back, I've had a remarkable ride. I'm not sure I can call it a career, because a career implies that I had some kind of career plan, and I never did.

The nearest thing I had was a list I made when I was 15 of everything I wanted to do: to write an adult novel, a children's book, a comic, a movie, record an audiobook, write an episode of Doctor Who… and so on. I didn't have a career. I just did the next thing on the list.

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