One of the means of creative expression I have engaged in with some frequency is writing. In these regards, I participate in poetry, written reflection, and fiction writing in a variety of contexts. Writing has been an endeavor of mine since early childhood and I have given a great amount of thought to the ways that I can improve my ability. Oftentimes I have sought out the opinion of others on my writing. This essay considers one particular time when my work was criticized and examines my specific reactions to the incident. The specific incident involved a creative story that I had written. The story was a work of fiction and it involved an experimental form of structure and language. My intention with the story was to attempt to develop new ways of advancing the story. In these regards, the structure of the story was greatly influenced by movies such as Memento and Inception, in that the narrative didn’t advance in a strictly straightforward way, but instead jumped throughout different time periods. In addition to the story implementing experimental story structure, at times it also implemented experimental language; in these regards the story was influenced by books, such as 1984 and a Clockwork Orange, because these books also used invented words and different text.