My Method of Writing
While writing about my previous paper I didn't work on it in the conventional manner. I am not the kind of person that is able to sit down and write a paper. Most of the people that I know like to go to the library, or sit in their apartment or house and do their work there. These people believe that if they write in these places then the amount of distractions that they encounter are minimized and they are able to concentrate more effectively. My roommate, for example, is the kind of person who sits on the couch with the television off, the internet unplugged and in a deep trance trying to complete his writing assignments. While this method seems to work for him it is not something that appeals to me. I can respect the way that he goes about writing his papers, but they always seem to take him hours to complete and they always seem to come back covered in red ink. I don't believe that it is the amount of time that one puts into his or her writing that makes it a quality piece, but rather the amount of concentration one is able to apply to the work. If four hours are spent on a piece of writing, but the distractions are not minimized and the drive and ambition to do a great job are not present, then four hours of work are wasted. However, I believe that if I put myself in a position to give my undivided and wholehearted attention and devotion to a piece then I can complete the work to the best of my ability and no time that I have put into my work has been wasted.
My method of writing is somewhat unorthodox. I don't like to sit in a place where distractions may arise without warning, such as telephone calls or knocks at the door. I choose to take myself to a place where I can give my full attention to the work at hand. While this place may be the library for some I choose to take it to a higher level. Since the library is a place where any student can go to do their work and study for tests, or even just read a book. I believe that the number of distractions that are able to randomly present themselves are rather high. In an attempt to escape the unwanted and unwelcome distractions, I like to go into nature to write my pieces. This may sound rather odd, but I believe that if I want to give one hundred percent of my attention to my work I have to totally eliminate any outside interference. By driving myself into the country to complete my writing assignments I feel that the work I am able to complete is the best work that I can produce.
Throughout high school I completed my assignments in the same way that I do now. I used to have a certain road that I would park my car on to write my papers. While I was sitting there I was able to write some of the best stories, reports and poetry that I have ever written. In fact some of the poetry that I was able to write while out on that hidden country road was published in the national high school poetry collection. My essays and short stories also helped me to earn...