Writing how you say “shitty first drafts” is not very hard to do… yet not easier either. It takes a special type of person to write something that is absolute “shit”. However, I sometimes feel that what I have written on the page is awful and I delete the whole thing and start fresh. I don’t really do much of pre-writing. Sometimes I think up ideas as I am walking to class and sometimes they just come to me on the spot as I am writing. Writers block has never really been a huge problem for me unless I have to write something without a prompt. As long as I have a small start or idea of what I will be writing about I can usually get it done in under an hour if I really hammer down. If I don’t ha ve much of a topic say for free writing or fiction writing, thats when I start to have trouble. I have to rack my brain for anything interesting that has ever happened to me or someone I know and see if that would be a good enough topic to write on. I sort of edit as I go and constantly rewrite/reread as I move down the page more. I have started a smaller first draft but most of my writing consists of questions.
I have found, after discussing with my professor, that it would be more beneficial to me to start answering these questions in my writing rather than asking. With this second paper I really enjoy the structure of the example paper we had to look at. I learn and write better when I have something to model my writing after. I plan to start with the small idea of a cell phone. I plan to dive into Alexander Graham Bell’s invention of the telephone and bring it around full circle and identify how technology is causing problems in our world. I plan to discuss how it has more of a negative effect on society rather than a positive effect. The worst of them all is the cell phone, it seems to be the root of all problems. It seems crazy how such a small (except the fact that apple keeps making them larger) hand held device could be the cause of so many problems in our world today. A large question I plan to prose is: Was our world really safe to begin with, has technology changed our world into a more dangerous place or has it opened our eyes to the way the world has always been? By stating this question I plan to back it up with evidence and facts from research I have done on cell phones and technology in general. Again going back to the structure I plan to focus it all on the cell phone, yet make it apparent that I am referring to technology as a whole and its effects on our world today.