6 Ideas Tolkien Abandoned for The Lord of the Rings.

They say that you should promote your books by posting about things your target audience is interested in.  So, naturally I’m promoting my Paranormal YA book about half-angel teenagers by writing a blog post about the writing notes of JRR Tolkien. Not like I’ve written about that before or anything, or shared fanfiction I almost … More 6 Ideas Tolkien Abandoned for The Lord of the Rings.

Shoes and Standards

I have a problem with Shipka’s Toward a Composition Made Whole. Specifically, I feel like I’m one of the people she’s writing against. Shipka seems not to be writing about methods of using technology and the different rhetorical implications, so much as writing about varied and experimental ways of writing. She proudly tells of a … More Shoes and Standards

The Fan Culture

Ordinarily I would title this “ENG 5310 Readings, Week 5.”  But my classmate’s wittier blog titles have shamed me into something approaching creativity in my blogs.  From now on I intend to use titles that actually give a sense of what I’m going to talk about. So.  I quite enjoyed this week’s reading, Shimmering Literacies by … More The Fan Culture

ENG 5310 Readings, Week 2: Literacy Narratives

                Literacy is understandably a major concern of both education and rhetoric, and with all that has been written on it, writers are bound to differ.  As interesting as the readings for this week were, I found myself disagreeing with most of them.                 For instance, Kress in the … More ENG 5310 Readings, Week 2: Literacy Narratives