I first wrote this post in 2013. The purpose of this section of my site remains the same:
The purpose of “On Writing” is to take a different approach to my work: To write short, to use an image or piece of multi-media, to focus on one point. I want to look at design, how something looks or feels or works and how that affects the formation of ideas or creative decision making or the way a final piece turns out.
Does good design lead to better writing and deeper engagement?
That is the question YWP will be pursuing over the next three years as it begins a project funded by a family foundation to transform the design of our main youth-led site, youngwritersproject.org.
UPDATE 2018: The answer is yes. More at the bottom of this post. Read More
UPDATE: In 2016, a bunch of us on twitter, organized a digital writing month exercise where hundreds of people wrote all over the world and posted links with the hashtag #digiwrimo16. Guidelines and writing themes are included in the piece. Read More
So this story will make you happy.
It began with an assignment. Students at Burr & Burton Academy were asked to undertake a project and two students decided to write a poem. Together. One took one angle, the other took another angle and then they merged what they wrote into one poem. Read More
There’s a change happening with kids. I know, there always is. But this is the first generation that has been raised with the Internet and smartphones. And there’s a change happening. And it’s not what you think. Read More