Writing is in every part of a person’s life; it is in school, work, hobbies, and more, but it is what happens before the writing comes out is what is important. People often use a technique called prewriting, which according to the dictionary means: “Preparatory work for a piece of writing, as idea formulation, an outline, or research” (Prewriting). Prewriting is common in the early stages of writing, having multiple types such as clustering—a bubble map of connections, looping—a directed form of freewriting, journalistic questions—asking open ended questions that require thought, and more. Being a writer isn’t always easy, and when it comes to writing a proper story it can be very difficult because a writer needs to make sure that they all of their thoughts together when they start; thus a writer should use prewriting, and the best type of prewriting is looping: A technique that uses freewriting to circle around to a more defined topic.
Freewriting is an outlet to escape the rational mind, where adults can let out their childish side when writing out ideas and even creating stories that they wouldn’t be able to if they were thinking rationally. In a TED Talk, staring Adora Svitak, the child prodigy states, “On the other hand, we kids still dream about perfection. And that 's a good thing, because in order to make anything a reality, you have to dream about it first” (Svitak). Svitak is a child, and she shows that her imagination and ways of thinking is less rational than that of an adult; it allows her to think in a broader way and as she explained before publishing her children’s books, “I loved to write from the age of four, and when I was six, my mom bought me my own laptop equipped with Micro...
... middle of paper ...
...ges. The author of the freewrites could see where they are using too much dialogue and too much exposition in their description that makes the story busy. In “Stories at Work. Fictional-Critical Writing as a Means of Professional Development” by Gillie Bolton, she explains that “Using the time and discussions to ‘feel’ my way around a theme and express these feelings on paper without inhibitions” (Bolton 15). Bolton was able to take time and get comfortable with her own plan before she began writing, the way she explained she wrote “without inhibition” (Bolton 15), it can be assumed that it was likely freewriting to get all of her ideas for a specific theme onto paper. Character development and theme in a story is important, as well as the overall description of the story, directed freewriting, or looping, allows for the writer to work out the development in pieces.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- Every song has a story to tell, and some contain hidden stories or lessons, while others are completely blatant. In Billy Joel’s song, “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” he does not hesitate to be very obvious with what he tries to prove, which is how all of the events in his song contribute to one large fire. I chose to remediate Joel’s song because it spoke to me with historical context. When researching the song, I read a majority of the history behind it and decided to reflect upon it in a visual picture collage, combining a majority of the elements he mentions with pictures--all circled around a fire in the middle.... [tags: Billy Joel, We Didn’t Start the Fire]
1442 words (4.1 pages)
- Let 's start at the very beginning I was born Monday, March 16, 1998. I was born in a two parent family at the time and lived with two parents until i was about four years old. Shortly after my baby sister shanelle was born in 2001 my parents separated. I never learned why they separated but my best guess was because of the hate they had for each other. There had to be a lot of stress between them, they had four young kids, my dad was an alcoholic just like his father before him and my mother constantly hoarded things that people threw out or from deals she could find in the sunday sales paper.... [tags: Parent, Mother, Family, English-language films]
1119 words (3.2 pages)
- When you start an assignment, is it not frustrating if you do not know exactly what to write on from the very start. When it comes to creating papers and word documents, it is important for one to organize their thoughts first. Once this is achieved, coming up with ideas spontaneously would not become as hard as it was before. With a list of ideas in mind, one can use any of those points and branch off of it to create a network of new concepts to help them develop a piece of writing. This can all be done with the idea of clustering; clustering makes use of one’s brainstorming skills and creates a diagram in which that person can create new ideas by using past ones.... [tags: Writing, Mind, Lateralization of brain function]
1507 words (4.3 pages)
- In the Beginning: Bibles Before the Year 1000 is a great exhibit for people in their teenage years and anyone older. I really like the way the web page is set up. There is a video interview playing at the start of each informational page at the top of the page and there are pictures in the video and to the right of the text of the different discoveries of ancient biblical texts. I like all of the visual aids in this exhibit. In the Beginning: Bibles Before the Year 1000 is an exhibit I would recommend to anyone interested in the history of the bible; it is very informative and user friendly.... [tags: video, website, exhibit, tour]
630 words (1.8 pages)
- There are so many things I want to say and I will start from the very beginning. But let me first say I dislike you very much. When I first walked into the office to complete my enrolment I saw you. I automatically thought you were Greek. And that was confirmed when I saw your feet as you have feet like my dad’s mum. I was scared of you from the second I met you because you seemed so Greek. I also knew that you would have an effect on me, but I never thought you would have this big of an effect.... [tags: Debut albums, 2008 singles, High school]
1024 words (2.9 pages)
- The book of Acts records the beginning of the final waiting period before the completion of God’s plan of redemption. The Gospels’ detailed Christ’s redemptive work on earth, his death and resurrection, which fulfilled the requirement for the atonement of sin bring redemption to humanity. The Book of Acts begins with the end of Jesus’ earthly work and the start of his followers’ missionary journey, witnessing about Jesus until he returns. Jesus’ earthly ministry created the pathway for humanity to once again enter God’s presence in the present and throughout eternity.... [tags: New Testament, Jesus, Christianity, Holy Spirit]
940 words (2.7 pages)
- The way in which society treats its children, the most defenseless citizens in society, is the only true display of its humanity. Imagine a world where a child could fear know evil and always feel the comfort and love that breeds the future of a successful society. A key factor in the reform avoidance for the adoption and foster care system is that kinship is by blood and marriage only, not attachment and development, and that adoption institutes loss approval. A recent argument over what affects child behavior in adoptive homes was that the system, no matter the outcome, is detrimental to the child, because there was a removal from the biological parents and therefore a traumatic loss wheth... [tags: maltreatment, neglect, biological parents]
1031 words (2.9 pages)
- The End of a Beginning Felipe Trujillo was born in Morelia, Mexico the 29 of November in 1984. Felipe lost his mother at an early age and lived with his father Felipe, from whom he inherited the name, and younger brother Manuel. His father was a doctor and it was really rare to see him in the house. In consequence, Felipe and his brother spent most of their time at their maternal grandmother’s place. It was at this place that he got his nickname “Bombon,” 1 because he was overweighed, and had cute dimples.... [tags: Family, Mother, Grandparent, Infant]
1160 words (3.3 pages)
- The Start of Life I love babies they are so cute and adorable, But having a baby is not that easy and before the baby is born or form it goes through a lot of process. Having a baby is a beautiful thing and everyone was once a baby in their life. Everyone was once an egg and had to grow in their mom’s stomach to become a person. Before the baby can be born it has to stay in their mom stomach for about 40weeks or sometimes less. The baby is form when the sperm from the male enter the female and attach itself to the egg inside the female.... [tags: Puberty, Adolescence, Pregnancy, Twin]
703 words (2 pages)
- Royce Abela 0161-8875 My father died at the beginning of summer one year ago, the day before the start of my classes as a sophomore biology major. Sunday, May 10, Mother’s Day. Alone, in my hometown. He had a stroke and was found deceased the following morning by paramedics after not showing up to work that morning. He was going to take off work to come visit for a few days, too. My other came up a couple days earlier than my dad; she waited after I got out of my calculus class to call me. We drove down that afternoon, back to my hometown, my father waiting for my mother, brother and I, in order to say goodbye to him one last time.... [tags: Emotion, English-language films, My Hometown]
1007 words (2.9 pages)