I would like to start by saying how unique this project was to me. While I have written fiction pieces in the past, this particular project was unlike anything I have ever done before. I didn’t mind it but I found it difficult to do. I think what was difficult about it was the fact that it was kind of like writing a script, but for me at least, it was so hard to add details.
When I was a little kid, I actually thought I wanted to be a fiction writer. Part of me still thinks that maybe someday I could be, but the imagination I had as a child has kind of been dulled a little bit. I still consider myself to be creative, but years of education have molded my writing style. I am creative in a completely non-fiction way now which doesn’t bug me, but it does make assignments like this a little more difficult for me than I think they would’ve been in the past.
The research and watching all the videos that had similar ideas in class made this project a little harder for me as well. There are so many people in this world with absolutely incredible ideas. I don’t want to say I was overwhelmed with this project because I wasn’t in the slightest, but the way some people can just make fantastic fictional stories out of blog posts and social media amazes me. I feel that if I would’ve had more time, I probably would’ve developed my story a lot more and maybe it could have been something bigger and better than it was.
I thought it was really easy to make characters. I have always found characters easy to come up with. Characters are kind of just people based on you or people you already know. You add what you like and make them into what you don’t like and I love doing that. I also found it easy to come up with a decent plot.
I have a hard time saying where my strength and weaknesses lie here. I think in anything in life practice makes you better. I am personally a hard worker and so when I am not that great at something, I try harder every time I do it. Like everybody else I am not good at everything. I am, however, willing to try to be better. I think in order to be fair to yourself, you can’t really judge how good/bad you are at something when you only try it one time.
I think this could influence my other writings just in the sense that I need to remember to try new things. It was a good experiment overall. What I want to do professionally after school will probably not benefit from learning how to do this. I do, however, think that it will keep my eyes open to the potential of different things.