What kinds of writing do you do on a regular basis? (For example, you may regularly write course papers, lab reports, correspondence, e-mail, grant proposals, journal articles, fiction, poetry, etc.)

What is your favorite kind of writing? Why?

Describe yourself as a writer using five adjectives.

What is your biggest challenge as a writer? What kinds of critiques have you received from teachers, colleagues, friends, and other readers?

What is your greatest strength as a writer? What do other people normally praise about your writing style?

If you could change one thing about your writing or your writing process, what would it be?

Have you changed as a writer over the last five years? If so, how? Why?

Describe yourself sitting down to write an important piece of writing. Where are you? What are you writing with? (A computer? Pen and paper?) Is there music or other distraction in the background? How do you feel? (Anxious? Excited? Relaxed? Nauseated?) What are you thinking about? (Your audience? Your ideas? Your grade?)