This class taught me that I am a writer, that I can write interesting things and that I can enjoy the writing process! I experienced two major changes during this class. The first was that I discovered my motivation for writing (which was new to me) and the second is that I became comfortable with revision. Having these two new perspectives changes my personal relationship to the art of writing, which is great for me. I think it will allow me to give my students a more authentic, rich writing experience.
My Personal Writing Process
The way my writing process is formatted is probably quite similar to mostly every other student, because we may have learned the same process on how to develop and structure our writing assignments. The process of me developing any of my writing assignments is broken down piece by piece into different parts.
Whenever research is necessary, I make sure that I have gathered as much information as possible based on the paper’s topic.
Is it perfect? No. Does it have to be? No. Author and illustrator Marjane Satrapi will agree. “I am very much a fan of imperfection, actually” (Root 81). She is a well-known graphic novelist. I admire Satrapi. Satrapi has written many graphic novels, but she is most known for Persepolis. She and I as writers have many similarities even though I am not a graphic novelist. We begin our process in a trance like state that allows ones’ mind to effortlessly float on paper. We enjoy lots of brainstorming and believe in the power of visuals. I do not use illustrations in my creative work like she does. Instead I use words to create imagery in one’s mind. I am an artist of sorts, and enjoy many mediums of expression. I believe that though I do not use visuals, my creative ability is clearly illustrated just as the ink on this paper. It is black and white, or so you think.
Being a Versatile Writer
Every person has a writing process. The process appears natural to writers, due to the lack of variation in our processes. Essentially, all writers benefit from different writing processes.
My teacher always drilled, "Writing is just like reading.
I have always had a passion for writing however, I do struggle with it. My weaknesses and strengths are what make my writing style so unique. I struggle with directly writing down my thoughts and feelings. It takes me awhile to develop a good writing flow. Especially if I am not given specific guidelines for the paper. I also have problems with my word choice. Of course, I want my paper to consist of intelligent vocabulary; but I often use words that just do not make sense in the context. Despite my weaknesses I have very many strengths that somewhat balance out my flaws. I have such a creative mind when it comes to writing because I perceive situations in so many different ways. This opens up my choices of exactly how I want to write my paper.
I have to be honest it is hard to decide what was my favorite assignment as I really do not like writing. I did like learning more about Grit, fixed mindset and growth mindset. I have always tried to teach my own children about Grit and that they could learn anything they wanted and as much as they wanted. I never knew that this was such a rare thing in the world to teach your child. I thought it was something that most parents taught their children.
Everyone has a goal. Whether it’s to get every question right on the test or as small as going to bed at an earlier time. Like most, I have goals that I want to accomplish. By the end of the first trimester I want to complete my goals to give myself a better future. The goals I plan to achieve are to become a better writer, learn more about computers, and to talk more.
As a writer, I have had many experiences contributing to the development of my voice in writing. From grammatical errors to poor sentence structure, I have found many grammatical weaknesses in my writing style, which I’ve used to my advantage to more effectively communicate to my readers. My writing experience throughout the years gave me the chance to improve on my writing style, and showed me where my writing strengths and passions actually are. From elementary to high school, I have evolved from someone apathetic towards the writing process to a writer who now tries to make the best of each sentence written.
I write to realize things that have never made sense before. I write because when I think all of the words get blended together in a way that isn’t right. I write because sharing thoughts on a piece paper are easier than telling another person. I write to feel listened to but not heard. I write because everything thing going on around me, as loud or as soft, as big or as small, is important to someone somewhere. I write to hide my sadness and to uncover my happiness. I write let out everything I’ve ever been keeping inside. I write to let the words guide my hand and my thoughts to guide my words. I write to go into another place, a magical place, a place in which everyone in the world would always feel the same. I write when I’m
I have always loved books and reading and have always wanted to go into a profession that would allow me to be around books. The definition of a writer is people who write books, stories, or articles as a job or a regular occupation. To become a writer, you need a passion for books, dedication, and a Bachelor of Arts in English, Journalism or Communications. Becoming a writer will allow me to continue doing what I love while also giving me a chance to share the passion I have for books with others who have the same passion.