Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall, Who Is the Writer among Them All?
The fifth exercise of the workbook asks the reader to write what they see in a mirror. The particularity of the exercise’s request is discussed presenting data from the research showing that the exercise took participants in two directions: one that included autobiographical reference to oneself and one that did not. This exercise also confused some participants into not writing in their usual style, troubling their fantasy. A final case study of a participant’s writing fantasy is explored via the analysis of a moment of disarticulation in his spoken discourse as potentially revealing aspects of this fantasy. Charalambous offers guidelines at the end to help the reader examine the text produced to this exercise and compare it with previous texts and responses.
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