As a writer I think I have exponentially grown compared to how I wrote at the start of the semester. At the start of the semester I felt as a writer I was like a robot because I remained so one dimensional about certain topics which didn’t allow me to write the way I was capable of writing. However, throughout the semester I have begun thinking about certain ideas from not only a central ideal perspective, but instead have thought in the way I feel inspired. By writing through my inspiration not only have I have enjoyed writing, but have had to stop myself from writing too much. My identity has expanded because I have allowed myself to think about ideas from perspectives that I feel uncomfortable about in the way that I have been able to write in a way that I consider all the perspectives and choose ideas which aren’t very common with me. By doing this my style of writing has become more aligned with real world ideas. My ideas have become more realistic in a way that they are coming together so they go along with my own ideological beliefs. I feel I have written in much more depth in terms of my philosophical form because all my pieces of writing have went into motifs and themes of life much more in depth. My writing has changed from the simplistic and boring style to a style which shows how my brain works in the way that I think about the world. Additionally by changing the way I write I have changed my voice to a more mature and experienced voice because I have realized and drifted away from the simple ideas to more complex form. As a writer going into 30-1 a piece of advice that is important for future creative writers to know, take as much as possible from this class as you can. Treat this class like you would treat any other class that you would use to apply for university. I have never been able to go into a Language Arts class with confidence because I never felt I was ready but have changed because the amount of practice and revelations I have undergone.
As a blogger I feel that I been better throughout the semester. At the start of the semester I never got a feel of writing which showed up in my blogs because they didn’t have the flow that they should’ve had. Then in the months of October and November I was able to understand the whole point of the blog and the goal wasn’t just to reach the 350 word threshold. By understanding the criteria and my “GUMPS” I felt I was able to enjoy my own writing and my blogs got much better. I feel good about my blogs my marks weren’t great, but I feel the content in my posts were powerful in the sense that at first glimpse someone reading it would disagree with my ideas. However, when the reader would read it the second time I think the true understanding would come out and they would be able to further understand my point of view. When I complete this course I think I will use this site so I can practice my writing for 30-1 because it will allow me to open my mind and I can practice with ideas I feel good about, but at the same time aren’t too sure if they’re concrete enough to write an essay about. I think I would continue to read Jashanjot’s blog just because I want to steal his ideas. Also his ideas were so different it would allow me to open up my though process that is outside the box.
I think my “Aha” moment came in a conversation with Mrs.Hunniset. In this conversation we discussed my weaknesses and strengths, but I felt this conversation was different than any other conversation I’ve had because I learned about myself instead of learning the certain format or way to do it. I was able learn about myself in the way that I found out the way I can write to the point I am utterly successful. I learned that I’m not the writer who writes about how a certain author writes, but how an author displays their ideas of human nature also how that applies to real life examples. As a reader I have completed 3 30-1 novels and I am on my 4th novel Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. Through reading these novels I have been able to understand different writing styles of certain authors. Which has allowed me to input into my own writing and has had positive effects on my writing like the word choice I have and voice I use. I learned this allows me to write more in less time because the amount of ideas I have are able too many for me to type that quickly. My plan is to read even more through 30- 1 and as my fifth novel to read Night by Elie Wiesel. As a writer I feel my personal responses have come to the point that I have gotten to a 30-1 level which allows me to going into 30-1 to practice and work on my critical essay writing because through the semester I have been able to make a concrete personal voice and want to work on my critical thinking and writing. I think my next piece of writing is going to be a critical essay because I want to get a grasp of my weaknesses before mid-February.
The title is titled Hard Work because it’s such a simple idea, but so many of us struggle to understand what true hard work is. We struggle to think about hard work in the way that we need to output our 100% effort, and put it all on the line. My purpose of this piece is to show my opinion of hard work and what I feel it is so important about it. I feel that my inspiration of this piece came from a loss in a game we had couple days before and biggest difference between our team and the other team is that they worked harder. It made me grow a different perspective so I was able to write about hard work in my own experience. I wanted to show the audience that hard work doesn’t come easy and it’s one of the most difficult aspects to understand in today’s world. At the start of my piece I started with a poem and I made that choice because it got the reader of thinking of my explanation. For example in lines 12 and 13 it says “As human we forget. Champions lives are made from bricks of work.” This style allowed me to talk more openly and allow more ideas to go through my head. So this style allowed me to be a better writer in this instance. I felt the best part of my piece was the poem at the start because it conveyed my voice so well.
What is the struggle for humanity to restore peace?
In this title I am trying to get the reader to think about what I will be discussing in my writing and my possible ideas in it. The significance of the title is it is related to current events because the events that are taking place in the Middle East and the struggle to restore peace. It’s about the struggle of humanity to ignore hatred and greed so they it can benefit all because piece can be restored. My purpose of this piece is to address the issue of peace and how we all want it, but want to put so little effort into accomplishing it. The style I wrote it in was a philosophical style because these were my own thoughts also they were ideas that were common to peace. At first I experimented with writing it in poem format, but struggled with the way I wrote so I wrote it in a philosophical piece which helped me to understand more and voice more of my ideas.
6 word story
There is nothing special about the title because it was just related to what my post is about. This post may only be six words, but can be related to anyone in a number of different ways. The point of this post was to portray how failure can turn an individual into one of the most powerful people. Like our picture of Steve Jobs who has dropped out high school and way portrayed as a failure, but ended up being one the most software inventors of the century. I wanted to write this because it was the start of the year and felt like I needed to address failure because I knew that it was going to happen during the semester and I wanted to know that it was acceptable and was more of a building block than a roadblock.
Why do we care so much about money because we think it brings true happiness?
The point of title is to portray the misconceived idea of how the more money an individual has the happier they will be. It is put in a question form because I want the writer to start having their own ideas on the topic. The theme of it is reality of money and how it causes a negative effect on happiness. I created this because I felt that money was a big part in someone else’s life I knew and how they acted when they had the amount of money he had and how they acted he would feel happiness, but felt the exact opposite. I wrote it in from my personal experience and put it in a form that would portray my idea which lead me to making this into somewhat of a philosophical piece.
Another writing seminar that I really enjoyed was the presentation by Darsh and Jashanjot who did their writing seminar about George R.R. Martin. Through the presentation I had heard many great things about the author going into the presentation. Surprisingly I didn’t know he was the creator of the Game of Thrones series which was being highly discussed about. I learned many things about him that I didn’t know about him, but I found out he is as a writer. Which was interesting because I could draw many comparisons to J R Tolkien and the way they both wrote.