The Faceless Analysis

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It is always useful, once having written a piece of writing, to take a step back and reflect and critique your work. I will be doing the same with a short story that I wrote named The Faceless. The faceless is a fiction piece of writing, detailing the attributes of a particular humanoid species coined the faceless. The story depicts the physical features of the creatures and points out the questions that are raised simply by the existence of this species. Reflecting on this piece of writing has opened my eyes to different perspectives of the story and how they would influence my response to it. There is my own perspective from a writer’s point of view, thinking critically about it and what about it doesn’t quite fit, there is the point of …show more content…
I read it through, throwing away any previous thoughts about it, as if I were reading it for the first time, and saw that my thoughts about it had changed because I wasn’t being so critical and harsh about it. I was able to notice that the ideas behind the story were quite complex and although it is entirely fiction, a reader would feel as if there might be some truth behind it. There is no evidence that these creatures don’t exist (there’s no evidence that they do either, however) which left me thinking, even as I thought of the idea for it, “could this be real?”. As a reader, I want to feel as if, even though I know that the story is absolutely false, there is something that could be real about it and leaves me thinking about it. What I really liked about the story is that it gave me that feeling, the feeling that there might be some truth behind it, no matter how silly it sounds. Another thing that I could point out from an objective viewpoint that there is really no sense behind the faceless having no mouths. As a reader I would think that it would make more sense, because they are trying to be as human as possible, they would add in a mouth. The faceless having no mouth would just further alienate them and make them more uncomfortable to look at, but then again, you can’t see them unless you’re looking from the corner of your mouth. I …show more content…
This not only helps you discover what you think about it and what the potential audience would feel about it, but it allows you to improve your writing by talking about both the good and bad parts of it. I noticed in my short story, The Faceless which is about a humanoid species called the aforementioned, “the faceless” who almost look human but there is something not quite right about them, I was able to point out things that I, as a writer, liked about what I had done and things that I thought could be re-thought, and things that I, as a reader, liked and disliked about my story. I would be able to take this reflection of my story, and rewrite it, fixing all the mistakes without changing the good things, which would help me improve my writing in general and help me be more critical of my

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