I really enjoyed the discussion in class today pertaining to writers block. One thing I found really interesting was the fact that everyone gets writers block for different reasons. Personally, I get writers block because I tend focus on the fact that my paper will be evaluated. Knowing that I’m going to receive a grade or another person is going to judge my paper, causes me to want my writing to be perfect. The idea of perfection scares my creativity away and my mind is left blank, hence the writer’s block. This leads me to a question, is there such a thing as flawless writing? I would think no. All writing, even those written by professionals, has room for improvement. Thoughts?
Today in class, I also thought back to the discussion on Monday, when we talked about the authentic voice. I think that writers block sometimes stems from a battle between our expected voice (the way instructors want us to sound) and our authentic voice (our genuine, undisrupted way of writing).