Considering Free writing: How much freedom is too much freedom

I need freedom and couple doses of guidance. Too much freedom was overwhelming me with I can do anything. So I need to focus on my passion and whats most important for me. Which I have in my head right now, immediately in my mind… You’ll have to wait to see my finished project.

When I first heard of the free writing, I actually did get writers block during this process. Maybe freewriting can be thought of freevoicing. Instead of writing freely for the most part, I did recording voice notes. I need to set a weekly deadline for doing this and blogging.

Hoping for new beginnings, this next time around. 🙂


English and Writing Studies Thesis 2017-02-16 19:50:00

This week I was writing a prayer and then right after I went through a moment of reflection. I like using what the writing theorist Donald M. Murray says in “Teach the Motivating Force of Revision” to define what I was doing which is “write to catch a glimpse of what they may see and then revise-and revise and revise and revise-to make it come clear” (56). But all of the thoughts/sentences did not originate from me, and I think it is interesting to note that I felt the need to continue my reflection in my journal because I wanted it ALL to be in one place. I wanted to make sure it is something I look back upon and remember. I guess I was trying to capture time/when it happened. Usually when I write more than a couple of sentences, I put it somewhere separately.

Some of the ideas were not new, but for some reason I felt like they were more organized, I saw the connection, or I had a better sense of how I might be able to use it. I did flesh out one more idea I did not previously have.  
Not to long ago, I also wrote a note about electronic literature. I decided to think about digital literature again only this time I thought about that and more. Some of my thoughts were revolving around sound, my pastor, and the studio visit with Flourish Klink and Elizabeth Minkel. I did not realize how much the studio visit and the comments about sound from my professor Alan Levine would help me. I am sure as I read back through what is written and include it into my electronic version I will make some revisions. But, I am happy with the start. I also have some (what’s next) ideas jotted down so when I continue working on my thesis I can start from there. I ended it all with another written prayer. 

English and Writing Studies Thesis 2017-02-16 19:50:00

This week I was writing a prayer and then right after I went through a moment of reflection. I like using what the writing theorist Donald M. Murray says in “Teach the Motivating Force of Revision” to define what I was doing which is “write to catch a glimpse of what they may see and then revise-and revise and revise and revise-to make it come clear” (56). But all of the thoughts/sentences did not originate from me, and I think it is interesting to note that I felt the need to continue my reflection in my journal because I wanted it ALL to be in one place. I wanted to make sure it is something I look back upon and remember. I guess I was trying to capture time/when it happened. Usually when I write more than a couple of sentences, I put it somewhere separately.

Some of the ideas were not new, but for some reason I felt like they were more organized, I saw the connection, or I had a better sense of how I might be able to use it. I did flesh out one more idea I did not previously have.  
Not to long ago, I also wrote a note about electronic literature. I decided to think about digital literature again only this time I thought about that and more. Some of my thoughts were revolving around sound, my pastor, and the studio visit with Flourish Klink and Elizabeth Minkel. I did not realize how much the studio visit and the comments about sound from my professor Alan Levine would help me. I am sure as I read back through what is written and include it into my electronic version I will make some revisions. But, I am happy with the start. I also have some (what’s next) ideas jotted down so when I continue working on my thesis I can start from there. I ended it all with another written prayer. 

A couple of award announcements:

Living Springs Publishers LLP is now accepting submissions for a short story contest:  STORIES THROUGH THE AGES, COLLEGE EDITION. This will be the first in a series of books presenting short stories from different segments of the population. The top 15 entries will be published in the college edition of the series.

First Prize: $500.00

Second Prize: $200.00

Third Prize: $100.00

Each of the 15 winners will receive a printed copy of the book

Eligibility: The contest is open to any person, who at the time of submission is a fulltime student at an accredited University or College in the United States.  Timeline: We will be accepting submissions through March 21, 2017. The book will be published the summer of 2017.  Format: All entries must be submitted through the Living Springs Publishers website: http://livingspringspublishers.com/index.php/college-edition/

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Extension on Deadline:  MARCH 17th

In order to participate in this year’s Three-Minute Thesis competition at Research Days, you can sign up at: http://ku.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_d5thNdoFFPTZVzv

Also, Kean is offering “Three-Minute Thesis Workshops” in order to prepare for this format:

3MT Competition Workshop Time: 3:15pm – 4:30pm, Thursday, March 30th at CAS #237 or Monday, April 3rd at CAS #236