This week was filled with what I would consider to be my strength out of our semester’s media: writing. I’ve always loved writing stories, and I enjoy writing about other stories, too. Picking apart the meanings of other people’s writings is both a pastime and a part-time job for me, so this week was a ton of fun for me.
For starters, I read and wrote about two of the stories we needed to read, comparing their similarities and differences. Then, according to Vonnegut’s plotline system, I drew out the line for one of the stories. Finally, I made a character to help out with this semester’s work: a man who goes by the name of Danny Keys. I think we’ll work well together.
Out of the list of assignments required of us for this week, I decided to write a letter to my younger self. I then chose a few other prompts to get the requisite six stars for the week. The first one involved writing a bad ending for a Choose Your Adventure narrative, which amounted to two stars. The second was a misleading TV Guide blurb about a movie, which was two and a half stars. The final one was a background story for my new character, Danny Keys. That final assignment gave me three stars, allowing my total to be seven and a half stars. I really enjoyed doing all of these writing assignments, even though a couple wound up being rushed near the end.
I reorganized my menu for the website, making it easier to shuffle through my posts and assignments. I think it looks pretty good so far, but I’ll be sure to add more tabs with whatever extra content goes up.
I can’t wait to see what next week brings down the trail!