Week 3: Tell us a Story

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.

Finally, my daily creates consisted of cowboy caution signs, poems, and old Western sayings, all of which were fun learning experiences in their own right. I really like making GIFs.

I can’t wait to see what next week brings down the trail!

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