What is a Writer’s Profile?
A Writer’s Profile is a reflection of who you are as a writer. It is important to consider this in order to recognize your writing strengths and weaknesses. With this knowledge you can work on improving your writing abilities. Reflecting on your writing also allows you to consider the different types of writing you do in life. By considering the different types you can also consider the genres and types you are missing out on.
How do I create a Writer’s Profile?
It is important to reflect upon your writing practices, similar to how we reflect upon reading. Below are a series of questions for you to consider when thinking about the type of writer you are. Reflect on each of these and describe what occurred for you as you engaged in the writing task. The questions provided are intended to prompt your thinking. They are not intended to be followed in a strict pattern. Remember this is your personal reflective writing. It is encouraged to think outside the box, experiment with your writing, be creative. You will continue to reflect and reconsider who you are as a writer throughout the remainder of the year.
This profile will be worth 25 points. This profile will be posted as a page on your blog. Category: Cyberjournal. Sub-category: Writer’s Profile. To create your Writer’s Profile, answer the following questions in paragraph form in a Word document:
- When creating a piece of writing, how do you decide what to write about?
- What do you enjoy more, being told what to write about or deciding for yourself? Why?
- What type of writing do you do more of: creative or academic? Why?
- What is your favorite genre to write in: creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, essays, etc?
- What is your favorite piece of writing you ever created? What makes it your favorite?
- How do you feel during the writing process? What emotions do you have? Why?
- When you are writing do you ever hear voices in your head? Where are those voices coming from? Are they you or your characters? How do they help you during the writing process?
- How did you feel about the quality of the piece you produced once you were finished? How do you feel about others judging it?
- What are your feelings about sharing your piece with your peers?
- Is writing on the computer the same or different than writing on paper? Why?
- Is there a writer who inspires you? Why?
- Why do you write?
- Create one writing goal you would like to accomplish this year.
Semester One Writer’s Reflection
The time has come to reflect upon the advancements in your writing skills. To do so, consider the various writing assignments you have constructed over the past semester. As always, there are some questions below to help inspire your writing; however, you are not required to answer any or all of the questions listed. Instead, write intently and insightfully about the writing process. Write about your weaknesses and strengths. Write about your failures and achievements. Write about your future goals.
The only thing you are required to address in your reflection is the year-long goal created in your Writer’s Profile. Consider how you have worked to satisfy this goal. Consider what you need to do to continue working towards the completion of the goal.
After you have completed your reflection, you need to publish it as a subpage of your Writer’s Profile. Write your reflection in a Word document. Copy and paste it into a new page. The parent page should be Writer’s Profile. The title of the reflection should be Semester One Writer’s Reflection.
- What writing assignment presented the most challenges for you as a writer and why? How did you overcome these challenges?
- Why types of writing assignments are easiest for you as writer and why?
- What writing assignment do you feel represented your best writing and why?
- If you could change one writing assignment for the better, which assignment would it be and how would you make it better?
- What writing skills do you want to work on improving this semester?