• PROCESS POSTS

    DESIGN AND CONTENT CHANGES – Process Post #5 and #6

    I am starting to get the hang of this course! I was unaware that we are meant to do a Process Post on the weeks that it is not indicated on the syllabus so I am going to complete two posts this week with respect to the development of my site. I missed doing one the week of our first peer review. Content Changes and Development of Public Previously, my homepage acted as an ‘About’ page – those visiting my site landed first on that page and would have to click on an option in the menu to find the main content on my site. After receiving feedback on the…

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    I’M STARTING OVER – Process Post #4

    It’s week five and I’ve decided to change some pretty core pieces of my site. Instead of weekly prompts from a creative writing prompt book, I will be writing reading responses for collections of essays that interest me. This week I chose the first two: Plan B – Further Thoughts on Faith by Anne Lamott and Hunger by Roxane Gay.  I was reflecting on the my relationship with writing and one thing became clear to me: if I am not reading, I am not writing. My hope is that reading these personal essays by others will spur me on to be a more skilled and prolific writer. Ironically, I’ve always had trouble forming…

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    ART AS SCHOLARSHIP – Process Post #3

    I’ve been thinking a lot about the relationship between words and images in the creation process of this site – specifically with respect to accessibility and readability of graphic novels. Meghan Parker is a SFU graduate and her thesis is a “graphic autobiographical inquiry in comic book form”. My intention is to engage with this kind of practice as my site develops. I hope that it will not only help me in my efforts to engage with a different part of my brain and engage with a different expression of writing and scholarship, but help the viewers also to engage with my writing in a way that lights their brains…

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    WHY I WRITE – Process Post #2

    Last week during tutorial I really made a mess of my site and locked myself out, so I contacted Reclaim Hosting and they synced up both usernames and passwords. I’m in love. Once I could access my site, I spent most of my time on finding resources for the actual content of my cyberinfrastructure. I want to make a case for the importance of writing creative non-fiction in my life, so I spent a lot of time reading my favourite writers and looking over writing prompts that I may use. I read “The Writing Life” by Annie Dillard, “Why I Write” by Joan Didion, “Writing Personal Essays” by Sheila Bender,…

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    MY STRANGER – Process Post #1

    I’m a skeptic. Unless there is some sort of socially sanctioned trust relationship setup like talking to a therapist I generally think everyone is a liar. I’m not an open person. Expressive? Sure. But not open. There’s some about being in a women’s washroom though. Maybe we are all at our most human when we recognize that nature’s calling; we remember we’re all animals. As far as I’m concerned, if I am using the washroom at the same time as another woman, we’re friends. You are no stranger to me anymore, lady. If I can hear you peeing, we’re not strangers. My stranger encounter was short and sweet. I came…

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