WIDE, Why Teach Digital Writing

WIDE, “Why Teach Digital Writing” This essay explored ideas of why digital writing differs from rhetoric theory, and why it is nearly impossible to use one type of writing for both topics. In today’s age we have access to technology everywhere. At home, at the mall, on campus, computers are available. A class that is…

The relationship of an editor and a writer

How can I ever trust someone to edit my work? I mean I know I should, and that there are probably hundreds of mistakes within my writing, but for some reason it takes a lot of strength for me to trust that what someone suggests is the right thing to do. I read today somewhere…

“Skinhead” by Patricia Smith

No words to describe the emotion I felt after watching Patricia Smith read her poem “Skinhead”. The way she wrote this amazed me. I have been looking at writing in terms of poetry more often than usual lately, and I have found some really cool pieces. This poem is amazing. The tension she uses to…

Cutting and pasting

A few days ago I was going through my google docs account and came across something disgusting. A love letter I wrote to my boyfriend when I was 15. As I read over this cringe worthy letter I laughed out loud. I don’t remember feeling this way towards anyone. To make this more understandable here…

“We accept the love we think we deserve”

Do we? I love this quote, and the moment I read it I started thinking. Do we actually accept love as we believe we deserve it? This quote made me think of abusive relationships, and whether or not the victim within one believes they deserve the type of love they are given. I know several…

“Everything happens for a reason”

For today’s commonplace post, I decided to examine one of the most OVERUSED cliches, “everything happens for a reason.” Anytime that someone says this to me, I want to question their logic. I mean yes, I guess everything does happen for a reason, because everything has a cause. For example, say I lose a close…

Another daily word prompt: Confess

Last week I used a prompt using the word constant. I had a ton of fun being inspired to write by a single word, and I decided to do the same thing again this week for my post! Today’s word is confess. Here are some random thoughts that go along with this word: I confess…

The Daily Post’s One Word Prompts

I was scrolling down my feed and stopped to see a page posted by The Daily Post titled a “one word prompt”, used to inspire bloggers to post and respond with whatever thoughts the word provoked. Today’s word was: constant When I think of the word constant, I think of dedication. I think of my…

A Toxic Duo

In my professional writing class, we were assigned to write a “literacy autobiography”. We took a few classes to workshop everyone’s pieces. One of my classmates wrote something that stuck in my head all day. Procrastination and Perfectionism: The Perfect Duo. I adore writing, don’t get me wrong, but it sucks. Here is my problem:…