Begin to wonder what you do write about. Or if you have anything to say. Or even if there is such a thing as a thing to say. Limit these thoughts to no more than ten minutes a day; like sit-ups, they can make you thin. -- Lorrie Moore
I wonder how many people I've looked at all my life and never seen. -- John Steinbeck
The writer should never be ashamed of staring. There is nothing that does not require his attention." -- Flannery O'Connor
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· About April
o Contact information
o Images by me with brief introductions to each piece
· SHU Blog
· Creative Writing
o My fiction/poetry
o Samplings of the revision process
§ Writing Tips
o A collective of websites I believe to be helpful to writers
§ Book List
o The books I've read or am reading
o Books on the writing process
What has been my progress in Writing for the Internet you ask? I can now successfully edit images and create videos for the web, and I am in the process of learning html, which is as daunting as it sounds. I have improved the titles of my entries since portfolio 2, and it shows in that I received more comments this time around. From this course, I am becoming conscious of the role of audience in internet based writing as well as how to make that writing accessible and user friendly.
I commented on several of my peers' blogs. I am the anonymous contributor on Bethany's blog talking about dialogue as a writing prompt. I talked a little about children in the music industry and Willow Smith's career with Ashley. I commented on the quality of Erin and Patrick's multimedia project.
I talk about commitment and what it means to blog purposefully in Blogging as Goal Fulfillment.
In Dear Semicolon, I spend some time commenting on punctuation usage as a stylistic choice.
In this tweet, I link to an outside source that pinpoints the pros/cons of ranting in a blog, which I shared with Beth Anne.
My entry on Julie Powell's choice to blog her way through Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking started a nice discussion about the purpose of blogging.
I incorporated photos, videos, or links in each of my blogs. If I mention/ reference something my readers might not be familiar with, I always link to content that will help orientate them with the subject.
17.5 Thoughts Entertained on Route 119 is an example of my propensity for reflection, especially regarding the mundane.
Kayla and I's multimedia project best represents the progress I am making with technology.
To have a child is momentous. It is to forever have your heart go walking around outside your body. - Elizabeth Stone
There are no facts, only interpretations. - Friedrich Nietzsche
I was born modest; not all over, but in spots. - Mark Twain
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©2008, Horia Varlan
I am eager for a near future filled with Christmas cookies and books of my own selection, a moment of breathable space before the spring semester. I intend to steal some ME time somewhere in-between the holiday chaos. I am hoping to get in a few good reads. I don't yet know what.
That is where you, whoever is reading this post, come in. Tell me what I should read? Tell me to read your favorite book, poem or author. Just make sure to tell me why.
Be passionate about your suggestions! If a work impacted you in a remarkable way, I'm interested to hear about it.