Today’s class discussion really changed my entire thought process on uncreative writing. If a professor were to give me an assignment of that nature, my first thought would be “how easy is that?” But I realized that we are so wired to avoid plagiarism and create our “own work” that this task might be the exact opposite of what I thought and quite difficult. Even our own work consists of words we did not create, so then it proposes the question, is anything we create truly our own? Ideals and guidelines I have grown up thinking are so concrete seem so much more abstract after today.
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I felt the same way! I literally just stared at Whalen for awhile because I had no idea how to conduct the assignment. Eventually I worked through my mental roadblock though and my novel turned out better than I thought.
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