As a writer, I have always tried to keep at least one goal in mind to make on paper as close as possible to what I was thinking. Ever since I was in school, I do my best work with using computer technology to do my writing or typing. Writing is a time for me to be real and arrange my thoughts, as I assimilate my own ideas. It’s a time when I can be me and appreciate every moment. Writing is a freedom of expression. It is beauty and truth, a way for me to understand my thoughts. I write when I am sad and when I’m happy, because it can be my own thoughts, it’s personal and real. When I write, I’m free of burden or pressure.
It’s a door for me to relieve my tension and excitement in a good and healthy way. I feel that my choice of words are of the utmost importance, as I want to sound wise and still be myself at the same time. Writing can be anything that I want it to be. I have a chance to make something that is completely mine. I have found that a lot of my pieces of writing are reflections of my past experiences and represent who I am as a real person. I have always believed that people should write about what they are familiar with and know. I like to take my emotions and use them for my writing. Poetry is one type of writing that I use quite often.
I receive much joy from poetry more than any other type of writing. I become fascinated in the words I express and I become part of my poem. When I write poetry that means something to me, it is very powerful and dominant in my mind’s eyes and I sometimes share my words with good friends. I was once told that writing is the act of inscribing on a surface. I think that writing is more than just words on a piece of paper, it is opinions, emotions, your thoughts and most of all, feelings. I do tend write as you have said in class “as they want me to write” I , however only write in this fashion when I’m in school.
I’m learning to write in college not just as they want me to write but also in my own voice. When writing I frequently question my style and become very concerned with how it sounds to the person reading it. I want to make sure I reach the reader on a intimate level, but also impress them with my skills and vocabulary. When I’m writing I keep my morals and values in perspective. Although some assignments challenge my beliefs. I’d like to think they somehow, make me a better person and help me to understand different perspectives on certain topics.
I believe I’m a good writer and that there is always room for improvement. One area that Ms. Delese pointed out that needs improvement is spinning as she calls it and defines as repeating myself. I also know that I use a lot of prepositional phrases when writing. My hopes with this particular class is that my writing abilities improve and that I am able to learn to write in my own voice, which currently is a struggle for me. Finally I would like to admit that the first page of this paper was written to impress you, and is written in the “as they want me to write” style.
Courtney from Study Moose