Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Non-Fiction Julianna Baggott
Greetings, Class Community.
Over the past several weeks we have discussed a number of creative writing strategies and techniques for you to consider as you revise the stories you submitted for workshop.
In addition to improving a specific writing technique, I would like to consider how theories associated with 'remix' impact your work. For example, Assignment 3 asks you to use social media as an influence or as inspiration for your story. Many of you created very interesting stories.
Consider the how would you like them to be displayed in their final form. In addition to the changes you will make to your story in order to revise it, consider what are the remix aspects of the assignment. Think in terms of digital tools, new literacies, and what makes what you are writing specific to contemporary intersections of history and technology.
I am going to list a few links that you may find helpful in your revision/remix re-writes ;) Please feel free to add to the list by including additional links you may find helpful in the comments box.
"Julianna began publishing short stories when she was twenty-two and sold her first novel while still in her twenties. After receiving her M.F.A. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, she published her first novel, Girl Talk, which was a national bestseller and was quickly followed by The Boston Globe bestseller The Miss America Family, and thenThe Boston Herald Book Club selection, The Madam, an historical novel based on the life of her grandmother. She co-wrote Which Brings Me to You with Steve Almond, A Best Book of 2006 (Kirkus Reveiws)."