The focus of this post is how I can and how I did help my memoir become a stronger piece. From watching the video on reflective writing I've come to notice that I'm only focusing in one direct (past) and how I can focus on both (past and future).
Reflective Writing video
Who did you work with to compose your life-choice memoir?Was this a good approach?
I did not work with anyone because what I endured through my memoir I was alone for and have the best recollection of. While revising of first draft I definitely will go to my mother because she was there for me towards the end, and I disclose everything with her.
What rhetorical mode and genre are you using?
The rhetorical mode I am using is narration and the genre is creative nonfiction meaning "true stories, well told" - Lee Gutkind
When did you write this project? Good approach?
I started the week before it was due because i was nervous that I wouldn't have something completed, start to finish. It was definitely a good approach because I was able to play around with different ways to start it off and include details throughout in a beneficial way to help the read know what was going on in my head at the time.
Where did you write this project? Good approach?
I wrote my memoir in my room where I felt the most comfortable and I could open a lot my closed doors from my past. I believe that this was the best approach so far to gain from in my opinion.
Why did you choose to write about your chosen topic? Good choice?
The topic I chose was a life defining moment in my life and either option would change me entire life and it was the most important thing that has ever happened to me. It was the best choice to right about that I could've pick from my life so far.
How did it feel to write this narrative ("during, after, and since")? Do you have any "if only" moments that can help you revise the draft?
I diffidently have those moments that something pops up in my head and I just write it down and will wait to include it into the revised paper.
How will you revise your narrative?
I am going to talk to multiple people see how they like/interpret my piece and ask for criticism. I will continue to keep writing in my "safe space" as well as reflecting on my past and digging deeper into it. Also looking at all of the context surrounding my topic.
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