Over the course of this semester I have really enjoyed working on projects that are unfamiliar to me, or working in mediums I’ve never worked in before (like iMovie).
Lately I’ve found myself thinking about how I’ve improved as a writer through the course of this semester. While I think challenging myself with new project has allowed me to push myself as a writer, and think about audience, and tone, I’ve also been wondering about word choice and style. How is that writers come to develop their own writing style?
In the first and only creative writing class I’ve ever taken, I really enjoyed the fact that we spent a lot of time reading other authors’ creative writing. From work of professionals to that of our own classmates, we really got a chance to expose ourselves stop different writing styles, and thus were able to develop styles of our own as well. I’m not entirely sure how that same idea can apply to the minor, but I think it would be beneficial to read more work that mirrors the projects we have done. For example, I know many of us did creative nonfiction projects, so it would have been nice to read some different examples of that genre before we started the project. We spend a lot of time reading about writing, but I would like to read a wider variety of authors and styles, in order to learn about developing our own personal styles.