The Writing Process: Reflections

  I began the first day of class I was ever to teach by talking about the writing process, how it’s something that is uniquely your own and, if anything, quite a useful discovery to make as early as possible in your academic career. My reason for doing this was two-fold: 1: I wanted to know what my students’ individual relationships were to writing—they were engineers, while I was perfectly polar opposite, and 2: It’s something I’ve spent nearly a decade trying to figure out for myself, something, instructor-persona aside, I found interesting. Days later after having read through their…

Writing Prompt: An Exercise in the Visual

This is an exercise in spontaneity and purposeful lack of guidance. Also, consider throughout this exercise, the idea of your writing being inspired by a completely different genre/form of art.