So far I have my rough draft of my narrative, and the basics of my Prezi. I started to add pictures, but then I started playing around with the theme and font. I pretty much know what I’m going to put on my Prezi, and what I want to say. I just have to find the time to sit down and finish it. Prezi isn’t as hard to navigate as I expected it to be.
And a rough draft of my narrative…
What does it mean “to write” and to be “a writer” today?
-To write is the act of composing your thoughts and ideas into words. Being a writer is much different than it was in the past. It used to consist of a pen, paper, and if you were lucky it would eventually be printed. Now everyone is a writer, and everyone’s work is published all due to the Internet.
How are those definitions evolving from what writing and being a writer was in the past?
-Writing used to be really private, and most people didn’t see the things you wrote. Now anyone can post their writing on the Internet, and it is accessible to people all over the world. Being a writer used to mean you were a skillful writer and deserved to be published, today it’s anyone with access to the Internet.
What are the issues writers must now be aware of that they haven’t had to face in the past?
-Writers must now be aware of how easy it id to plagiarize. An infinite amount of information is available at our fingertips. Writers should always make sure to cite any article they reference, or use during their research. In addition, writers should be aware of what they post on the Internet. Everyone has access to their writing, and they should avoid offending others.
What skills do they need to have, if any, beyond knowing proper grammar and sentence structure?
-I think a lot of skill has been taken out of writing. Computers correct spelling and grammar for us. Most writing that occurs is abbreviated, especially through texting and social media.
How does the space where writing occurs impact the writing itself?
-The space where writing occurs directly impacts the writing itself. Where I write determines what I will say. If it is in a private notebook, I will express myself more openly. If it is on an online public site, I am very unlikely to express myself as deeply as I would in a private notebook. These environments also impact how formal our writing is. If I were writing a scholarly paper, I would never use abbreviations or slang. If it were through texting or social media, I would use abbreviations and slang.
What do you think writing will look like and where will it be completed in the future.
-I think all forms of writing will be digital in the future. I think everything is going to be abbreviated much more, and our society is going to continue to move at such a fast pace to keep up with technology. Writing will be completed on computers, however, those computers will become smaller and much more convenient for the future.