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When We are Writers
Digital Writing
There’s a thing I want to say. I heard it coming up when I was sitting in Starbucks yesterday. Watching the sun and the people in the sun and thinking this was
Essential Silence
Digital Writing
I attended a funeral last month. I wanted to speak, but I couldn’t — not for the lump in my throat or the tears in my eyes or any of the affective, funereal
Between Words and Pictures Emerges the Shape of Ideas
Digital Writing
I want to share a quick few reflections on the particular way in which I see comics as a powerful way to express and organize our thinking. Defining this collection of practices we
Digital Writing
The fact remains that to write is to trace, and to trace is within the reach of any hand — Fernand Deligny, The Arachnean and Other Texts [https://books.google.com/books/about/The_
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Dance : Work : Learn : Teach : Write
Digital Writing
Prelude In a former life I was a dancer. A former life, or a previous era: BGS (Before Grad School). This is how I used to think of the countless hours I spent
Author, Audience, and Parts of Speech
Digital Writing
For much of October I have been mentally wringing my hands over exactly how I want to contribute to Digital Writing Month, especially as a featured contributor. I gladly accepted the invitation to
Your Voice in Mine
Digital Writing
How can I hear my own voice unless it bounces off of yours? I have had that single line in my mind for years. It isn’t particularly poetic, and I don’t
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On the Horrors and Pleasures of Counting Words
Digital Writing
Good writing is not reducible to numbers; the word count for the expression of an idea can’t always (or even usually) be determined in advance. Ideas fit all kinds of containers, some
Blogging is a Choral Act
Digital Writing
I was going to start by saying that digital writing was, for me, a Pandora’s Box. But that would not be fair, or true. The jar Pandora opened held the evils of
Whistling While They Worked: The Need for Creative Freedom in Collaborative Projects
It began with a blank Google Doc. No ideas, no suggestions, and no direction. Just a notion that somehow three small high school classes could use a digital space to create something together
Maggie's Digital Content Farm
Digital Writing
This piece was contributed as part of Hybrid Pedagogy‘s Digital Writing Month [http://www.digiwrimo.com]. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Over the course of the last 6 months or so, I’ve felt a real
Risk, Reward, and Digital Writing
Digital culture
Autocorrect is tyranny. It is interruption of thought, of speech, of creation, a condition for — and sometimes a prohibition against — my voice being heard. When I type “phone-less” and autocorrect changes it to