For my independent study for my Digital Literacy class I decided to go with creative writing prompts. Though they won’t be just any creative writing prompts, they will be based off of books that are set to help writers learn to write towards a certain book type. I haven’t quite decided which book yet, but I am sure it will be fiction, and more than likely a little sad. Then little by little throughout the semester I am going to write either part of a book, or a short story for a final product of my learning.
The reason I chose this as my learning project is because I have always loved to write. In 9th grade I had over half of a book written, and many other ideas started scattered over many notebooks. I still have all of these tucked away somewhere so I can go back to read them at any time. Reading and writing have always been passions of mine. So to be able to take my love of writing, and reading (about writing) and learn more about it and get better at it seemed like a great option for my project! I of course went to my dad for help when deciding which project to work on. He is the one who told me about the type of book I am reading, and sent me a bunch to go through!
I had thought about learning another language, cooking, or something else, but writing kept gnawing at my brain begging to have more of my time. It is probably for the best too because I have tried learning Spanish and French. I get bored way to quickly and wouldn’t finish the project. I don’t mind cooking, but it isn’t my favorite I thought it would be good just to get me to make supper most nights. My main reason for saying no to this one is all of the dishes (YUCK!) I make enough dishes with my simple meals. I don’t need to add to that mess!
I also chose this because of my major. It in no way is helping me with any of my classes at the moment, but as an English Lit major and Writing minor it only makes sense. I am very excited to be able to work on this project throughout the semester. I have always wanted to write and finish a book so here is my excuse where I cannot give any excuses! Hopefully throughout the semester you all are able to read through my updates, and enjoy what you read.