Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Writing improvement

The most recent piece of writing I did was the Mcmurphy characterization. There was a lot to write about on this paper and it only had to be a page long so it was relativley easy to write but I feel like there were a few things I could have done to improve it. I probably should have taken some text from the book and used it I feel like that really would have made it better. I didn't really take much time to organize it i just kind of threw my thoughts on to the paper and it turned out alright. I do feel like I did do a good job though with fully explaining my thoughts and such I did go pretty in depth on the prompt. So in all it turned out fine but it could have been better if I had organized my thoughts and added some text to the book but other than those things it was fine.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Choosing the right prompt

During my writing last week I had a problem with the writers craft. I picked a prompt that made it difficult to create a complete story from. The prompt was about to kids who were in math class and there wasn't a whole lot of potential in that prompt for a longer version consisting of 500 words but, none the less, I made it work. For future writers crafts I will have to try different prompts and see which one will create the best story out of rather than just choosing ant prompt at will. I suppose I should pick the right Other than that there were no other complications in my writing as far as I am concerned.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Blog Post #2

                                                   Reflection Questions for Writer's Blog

        Lately while writing short stories based on the prompt given in class for the writers journal I have found myself coming up with an idea to complex or complicated for just a small story. When I start to think about what I should write in the journal I get all these ideas that I think would be good for the story but lots of times, in fact, almost all the time I can't even get close to finishing or getting the whole idea of the story across. So in the future I should probably start to think of simpler topics or plots to write about because I can actually finish them within the time given to write a short response to the prompt. The only problem with just coming up with small ideas and plots for the writers note book is that when I go to finish them in the writers craft they will pretty much already be finished. I suppose I will just have to find something basic but not too basic to write about.

         Another problem I find while I am doing the writers journal is that it has to be rather short in order too finish it within the time frame which takes away from me being able to put in much detail or descriptive words and other good stuff. I mostly just focus on whats happening in the plot and I try to get the idea across, which doesn't always happen. But I can definitely fix this when I do the writers craft because I have a lot of time to add what I like into the story and make it better.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Writing Goals

                                                                       Jake's Blog
                                                                    Writing Goals

Like most people my writing isn't perfect but I do consider it alright but I would still like to improve. There is a few things I would like to improve on as a writer during the next year. First, I would like to get better at staying on topic during a large writing assignment. Generally in most of my longer essays I have tended to drift off topic and have trouble bringing myself back. I like what I have wrote but it doesn't have much to do with the main theme of the essay and I get stuck thinking about whther I should delete it or just keep going. Next, I would like to improve my voice in my writing. When I write for school, the way I write it is nothing what I sound like. Teachers have told me in the pass to have better voice in my writting and I try but generally when I write a paper for school I generally talk fancy because I think it sounds good and sometimes it does but others it should really be my voice espcially if it is a paper about me or from my point of view. There are definetely other flaws in my writing but those are the two major things I would like to improve on this year.