Writing is not the easiest for me. I have trouble putting everything on the paper, for example, detail and punctuation. I do not find writing all that enjoyable. I do not write often unless it is assigned to me in class. If I had to pick between free writing and a poem though I would pick the free writing. I do like to write during sacred writing time because it gives me a chance to free my thoughts. Writing becomes more complicated for me when it is being graded. I focus more on getting a good grade than I do on the actual piece I am writing.
When I do decide to write though I enjoy writing about real life experiences for example, my move to Okemos from Detroit. Writing about real life experiences is what matters most to me. All the real emotion and feeling is in the writing of true stories. In my opinion, you can actually get a sense of what it would be like to be in someone else’s shoes in their writing. I also like to write about things that could never happen. Impossible stories are fun because it allows me to just make everything up and have fun with the story.
Quiet times are my ideal time for writing; then I can organize my thoughts. I am a person who finds it hard to concentrate so when it is quiet that is my chance to actually concentrate. My number one technique in writing is listing every point I’m going to write about to ensure that I will not forget. Aside from my weaknesses that I already addressed I would say my strength is my voice in my writing. I think I give a different perspective than others in my writing.
My goal this year is to become a better writer and better define my voice as a writer. Not to mention getting a clear message across in my writing. I always express my thoughts in my writing, but I always cut my writing short. I would like to learn how to extend my pieces. And I would also like to learn how to write a real poem even though I do not like poems. I want to learn how to write a real poem so that I know my format is right. Lastly my diction, I’d like to extend my diction to help my writing.
I do not have a lot of memories from writing. Creative writing is my first real writing class besides freshman year lit comp. I remember when my first paper was assigned, and I had never written a paper before. I had no clue where to even start the paper or what a thesis was. I felt so lost and behind, but since then I think I have grown as a writer. I just need a little more work on writing in general. I do not think my situation was made any better not having a writing class my first semester. I know taking this class will help me improve, which is greatly appreciated.Tags: Okemos High School