We all have a choice when writing to not complete the task. But is it really going to kill us? We build up this wall and have all of these excuses because we are scared of failing. I believe it’s the end of the world when I’m writing. My palms become sweaty; I look for all types of excuses to procrastinate. After reading this article, I have learned that I’m not by alone. Feeling this way is normal and I can learn to be a better writer. I will take some of Anne’s suggestions and try to quiet the voices in my head. I will begin to write down my ideas as they pop into my head because no one will see all of my rough drafts. This will allow me to take the time to review my work with a clear
At the age of five, I learned of my struggle concerning the topic of writing. In kindergarten, this wasn't too much of a problem (because of the lack of writing-based assignments). Once I got into first grade, where the level of difficulty increased, I learned that I was not a good writer. When I say I wasn't a good writer, I do not only mean my writing quality, I also mean the physical act of writing. To get over this, I was required to practice writing at home, along with being given extra/specialized homework. With all of this help, I learned to be better at handling my writing
This is my portfolio for the course of English 1010 for the fall semester. At the beginning of this class, I was terribly shy about my writing. I could feel my heart beat every time I was writing around other people. All through high school, I hated to write. I even hated to write small paragraphs because I was scared of seeing red marks all over my paper. I hated red marks so bad that I even start not looking at my papers that got handed back.
I never considered myself a good writer, and that is why I believe that I avoided it at all costs. My biggest fear is not being able to write well enough to express my ideas. I am a perfectionist and always tended to attempt to craft my work into a perfect package. The result of having this thought process set me up for failure. My other fear is that I will be judged on my writing skills or the lack there of. This fear could stem from my lack of self-confidence. I consider myself above average in intelligence, but I am afraid that it does not come across on paper. I would always end up second guessing myself and asking a lot of, "What if?" questions.
Stripped of its texture and creativity, my writing now feels like a contrived jumble of words, forced and boring. This gradual problem first took shape in the form of a 12-year-old’s humiliation. Presenting a poem I had written about taking out the trash, I was crushed to find that my attempt at humor had been met with silence and unamused classmates. Along with realizing that humor was not my forte, I also gained a fear towards writing. When pencil touches paper, a tug-of-war begins. Ideas of what I want to write seep into my brain only to be knocked down by that same fear of failing. I wanted to appear perfect in front of my audience so my pieces careful and
The word “writing” and the hands of Lauren Nevis DO NOT mix. I have always hated the components of writing and the indefinite hand cramps while writing. Honestly, I wish I could just speak and the words be automatically writ, which I mean there are some products that can accomplish that request, but I am prone to many mistakes, so that simply won’t work. Ultimately, the thought of writing is not a great one for me, especially since my mom had to force me to write even the simplest things when I was younger. We would sit at the table until I would settle down enough to write whatever I was assigned and this process would take hours. Another reason why I hate writing so much is because I believe I’m not that creative, because I always
I have to stop trying to avoid it and try to embrace it. The grammar and the actual writing is something I hate. I would rather talk it out then put my ideas on paper. It is something I have to get over if I would like to continue to succeed in my career. Thinking about all the possibilities that writing well could get me I know that it would be worth. There are so many thing in writing that I have yet to learn and this means that my journey in writing isn’t over. Writing is a journey that will never be over as long as I am able to
I am not fond of writing. On my experience in writing, I was never good at it. I thought it’s so hard to do and it requires a lot of work. I only write when my teacher says so, and when there is homework. I have a habit of not taking notes in class. One day, it changed. I got a failing grade. I thought about what I did wrong, so I went through my notes. I
Your desire to do something has to be bigger than how afraid you are of failing. I'm intensely afraid of failing, the result of growing up in a household where As were required, and not going to college was not presented as an option. If that doesn't tell you how large my desire to write is, I don't know what else
Most writer’s goal is to intrigue their readers with their work. They want their reader to connect, emotionally, they want their complete attention. For this to happen you must be interesting, paint pictures in their minds, get them involved in the story, build a relationship, and tell a story!
Every child learns differently; some learn easily, and some have difficulty processing the information that is given to them. My parents taught me the basics of reading and writing, they bought me books and letter blocks to form words with. In my experience, it was easy for me to learn how to read, although, my struggles began with writing. I can not put the blame on my teachers, although, they weren’t much help either. That was until I entered Middle School, my sixth grade English teacher changed my whole perspective of the subject.