So here I am wherever here is, and I am eager to learn how to write creatively. I believe that learning to write well is one of the most important qualities one can learn. Writing is useful in nearly all types of careers. I have taken a few writing classes prior to this one and I have enjoyed them all very much. I am even considering becoming an English minor.
I am a film studies major so I am interested in developing creative ideas. I enjoy taking an idea for a film and making it better or coming with an original idea all on my own. I have written several short scripts as well. Many times I have trouble coming up with an original idea though. This is where I hope this class comes in. I hope this class will teach ways to spark an idea. I hope to use some of the ideas that I come up with in this class for future films.
When I do write I prefer to write fiction, but I like to take aspects of real life and incorporate them into the story. I look forward to writing the short stories. Short stories are one of my favorite types of writing. I do not have to focus on structure as much giving me the chance to focus solely on the story. I still do not know what genre I am going to write about. I am thinking about trying to write in several genres such as mystery, sport, and action. I am also interested in writing comedy. Many times when I begin writing a lot of comedic material comes out (at least I find it funny). I think it depends on the story that I come up with will help determine the genre I will write into.
When I learned that we would be writing poetry along with the short stories I became a little nervous. I do not have a lot of experience writing poetry besides a couple times during high school for a class assignment. Even though I am not comfortable writing poetry I look forward to giving it a try. It is a different kind of creative writing that I think will help my overall creativity.
Overall I am excited for this class. It is a small group where everybody will be sharing their own personal ideas, which can be scary. That is why I think everybody in this class will develop relationships with one another in order to create a safe environment to share their stories. I believe this is the only way the class can work. If we aren’t comfortable with each other we will be afraid to express our stories. In closing I hope to learn a lot from this class and both in terms of writing ability an expressing my ideas out loud because I believe that is just as important.
I grown a lot as a writer to the point where I am willing to put my work out in the public to be critiqued by others. I still have a lot more to learn. But I can say that I am comfortable here.