My creative writing teacher had a piece of advice for me that kind of rocked my world. It was one of those moments that was just me out of the loop while everyone else was already in it. He told me to mimic and practice what I read, and if you know anything about writing teachers ,you realize I’m summarizing. Now for me that tidbit of information was a big deal, because while I wrote things I made it a habit of not reading any material other than my own. I was stuck in my own bubble and running out of ways to explain things without using the same phrases or descriptive words.