Are you a writer? Of course you are – you’ve been writing most of your life

Question

Writer’s Autobiography

Are you a writer? Of course you are – you’ve been writing most
of your life. Do you see yourself as a
writer? Probably not……

I’d like you to write a 300-word
journal in which you explore the various aspects of your writing life:

1. What writing “tools” do you use?

-Pencil? What type, specifically? Why that kind? Wood?
Mechanical? What size lead?

-Pen? What kind:
ballpoint?, fountain?, Roller ball?, Plastic?, Metal?, Thin?, Thick?
Padded? What color ink? Why?

-Computer? Be specific…

-Paper? What type:
spiral notebook?, composition
theme book?, loose leaf?, wide-ruled?, college-ruled?, legal pad?, day planner?,
white paper?, yellow?, other colors?
WHY???

2. Where do you write?

-Dorm
room?
-Library?

-Bedroom?

-Bathroom?

-Car?

-Other?

3. Under what conditions do you write?

-Absolute
silence?

-Some
“distractions”? (T.V., music,
computer?) What show? What type of music?

-Lots
of distractions?

-Doesn’t
matter?

4. Other “necessities”?

-Food? What kind?

-Drink? What kind?

-Cigarettes? (I’m really not asking what kind)

5. Writing successes? (inside or outside educational settings)

6. Writing disasters? (courses, teachers, etc. Don’t name names, just describe what
happened).

7. Blogs?
Facebook? Twitter? Texting?

These are suggestions for your
journal. You need not answer all the
questions; they’re intended as rough guidelines and triggers for
thought/writing.

Please type (but don’t
edit/correct – it’s just a journal).

Spencer Hurst

Are you a writer? Of course you are – you’ve been writing most of your life