Betsy Whitt

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I need a thesis statement.

Turns out I figured out why I’m having so much trouble with the genre paper, even getting started. . . and it’s because I want to argue one point, but I need to argue another for the purposes of the assignment. And I’ve been trying to figure out how to argue both, but that’s just not practical.

So now the trouble is, I can’t figure out how to word my central argument. And by “I can’t figure out how to word my argument” I mean “I haven’t got a darn clue of anything to say.”

So. Goal for the day: Figure out what I’m defending.



  1. Your statement should be “My novel, X, would best fit on the fantasy shelf with authors X and Y because they use giant orange porcupines too.” Or something to that effect. The paper is about how your book fits in the genre. So figure out where it goes. :>)

  2. Haha. Yes, part of my frustration is that it should be so darn easy, but my head just isn’t cooperating.

  3. What are the two arguments? I’m good at this =)

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