Who am I in my Writing?

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Where do we start? How do we begin to write? Section three helps us in the brainstorming/initial stages of the writing process. What do we even write about?

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Now that we've established and discuss why your voice is important and expressive and creative writing, we will go on to brainstorming. This video will focus on narrowing the topic to write about as well as helping you start your beginning stages of the writing process. Before we get started with the actual brainstorming of narrowing down what we want to write about, I find it helpful to think and reflect on why you are writing and what compelled you to write in the first place. Do you want to persuade, motivate, inspire or influence thought? Or maybe you are writing for therapy and to heal, perhaps to educate or to find purpose or meaning or even to find your voice? Whatever your motive is that prompted your writing in the first place can help you center your focus every time you find yourself stuck in the writing process.

So let's get to brainstorming. What exactly do you want to write about? Here's a list of some topics you can venture and while you brainstorm expressive writing topics, remember you are the focus of the writing and whatever you choose as the most We'll help you to narrow your ideas into something specific. Here you can see that maybe you can write about a trip, or childhood memory. Maybe you want to write about a how to on your talent and how it helped you. Maybe you have a physical or mental illness you want to reflect on.

Whatever you choose will help you to build on your writing pieces. After you set a specific moment, idea or topic you want to write about next will be brainstorming focus angles. Are you writing because you feel a certain way about the topic or idea or maybe you agree with an idea you've learned to reflect on or disagree with other people's opinions about your topic. Think about what you are doing with your topic in order to further narrow down your main ideas. Next, after you've done some narrowing down of your focal points, think of what you are going to write about and why it's important. To you, what about it is worth writing about?

One example can be on reflecting and expressing your thoughts on a particular experience. You can start your writing, or take some small notes on what that experience meant for you. What reactions did you have? After the experience? What feelings could you recall? Did it make you uncomfortable feel concern or doubtful.

This technique can help you to center your experience to be able to break break it down. Now it's time to write. But how do I start? Remember that first jobs are always poo. They are not polished pieces, so therefore they don't have to you don't have to worry about them being perfect. You can begin by writing or finishing the sentence starters.

I learned I'm going to I need to I don't understand how or maybe this is how I would explain. This is your story reflections ideas, and the Expressing so just write. One very important concept of expressive and creative writing is learning how to be vulnerable. Remember that you are writing to do something whether it's explaining, educating, influencing or encouraging. It's your story. Don't be afraid to reveal and express yourself.

Once you've learned of the power of vulnerability and sharing, then expressing your language in these expressive pieces will be strong, informative, persuasive, motivational and interesting. Audience is also very important and figuring out what language to use as well. Are you writing for yourself or for a particular audience. Once other people are involved with your writing then you can think of how you are portraying your writing and messages as well as the language you are using. Are you being respectful to your audience? And are you expressing yourself clearly?

How much do you want to share with others? are all questions you can ask yourself that can help you to finish your initial draft of your pieces. Remember that your voice perspective growth, progress, healing ideas and overall life is important. Use your writing and experiences to help someone motivate someone, persuade someone, or show someone that you are not alone.

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