Usually, I agree with structure and appreciate clear direction. A scripted path helps me learn new things and organize my world. But when it comes to writing, I enjoy letting my creative side jump from place to place until it wants to land on a conclusion. Sometimes, I don’t land on a conclusion at all and that suits me just fine. So I’m having a hard time with the writing frame and think that maybe it doesn’t mesh with my writing style quite yet. I understand that the frame is just a guide to help make sure I have all of the parts for good writing. However, my confluence pattern is too busy thinking of the possibilities and I run out of time or energy to work through the writing frame until the end.
So do I consider the writing frame a foe? Well, I can’t ignore the writing frame just because I don’t like it. I’ve learned in kindergarten that it’s not nice to ignore people trying to be your friend. And my assignments are graded based on the frame. As we learned in the writing class, the frame does have some great qualities. The use of the frame leads to clear writing with the point coming across to the reader in a straight forward way. And I want to learn to be better and structure my writing so that I’m taking my readers on a journey that is purposeful and clear. So at this point, I will have to consider the writing frame an acquaintance and hope that we can find some common interests soon that will lead us to be better friends.