Tuesday, December 3, 2013
One thing I did this week in my writing that differs from what I normally do when writing is that I thought about what I was writing. Normmlly I prefer to write with no destination and no direction. However, when I was faced with the challenge of writing an "essay" about the changes in McMurphy I knew I couldn't just wing it or go out in a limb; I had to have a destination and direct. Eventually I wanted to arrive at how McMurphy has changed and how he hasn't changed, and the events that took place in the ward and how he has developed relationships with the men on the ward. I tried using this process to come up with ideas to bace my paper off of, and it worked, very well. It kept me on task and focused on where this piece needed to go.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
If I have to write next week I will make it sound more interesting. For next week in my writing I'm going to focus on incorporating big words into my writing. I chose that because I think it would make my writing sound smarter and it might also make it more interesting. It relates to what I did this week because when I was reading my writers craft I thought it sounded dumb so I was thinking maybe I should add bigger words to make it sound smarter.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
The language in my writing is usually very descriptive and help you create a reliable image in your head. My writing is most descriptive when I'm describing a character, a setting, or "the mood-" which is basically the emotion of the scene or person. The language in my writing will help me accomplish my writing goals by making my essays more descriptive and interesting. Having descriptive language in my writing now can and will probably influence my writing in the future because my dream job is to be an author and if I don't have descriptive language in my writing my books wont be interesting and they wont sell; they probably wont even make it to the publisher.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
My goals for writing this year are: incorporating more details into my essays, and to use punctuation correctly. I might achieve my first goal by writing down ideas as they come to mind and (if it is a research project) make sure to incorporate all of the little details that I come along. I could also spend some more time on the paper; making sure I double check all my spelling and grammar and making sure it makes sense. And I may achieve my second goal by referring back to my elementary school years and asking ms. Leavitt if I have any questions.