This week we spent time starting two new projects, both involving writing. First off we started our creative writing project. Since the beginning of the year various prompts have been thrown out and have been given class time twice a week to write whatever we wanted about these prompts. Starting tuesday I began the revision process of my very first creative writing piece from this class. I choose to write about my summer because it was what was most fresh in my mind. I love working on and writing this piece because it brings me back to a place I was content. I began my editing by splitting up my paragraph of flow of consciousness word vomit into different emotions, and developing them further from there.
This week we also started our “what is literature” project. For this project the class split themselves into groups and choose stories to use in a series of essays to describe an element of fiction. Our group choose the elements Characterization and Point of View, in all honesty because all of the others were already taken. To describe Characterization our group chose to read “Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin using the character of Sonny. For Point of View our group choose the stories “The Boarding House” , by James Joyce, and “Where are you going, where have you been”, By Joyce Carol Oates, who I am very interest in right now. All of the projects we are doing around writing right now are really getting me to look at how I write and how I can improve my process, which makes me look forward to the rest of the year.