The old adage "Show, don't tell", is something that every aspiring writer is told by every writer online, bar none. It's utterly ubiquitous. Whilst it's good advice, in some cases, there are places where it is not appropriate.
As with the last post, my friend Kate wrote a post that expanded a little on what we discussed last time; touching further on characters. I thought she made a few good points, so check that out, but I wanted to draw one thought out further. “Character-first writers are slaves to their character’s moods and … Continue reading Character Moods Affecting Process
A fellow PhD candidate at Bangor recently wrote a blog post about her process when starting writing a narrative. She asked her readers what type of writer they might be, and broke them down into two broad categories: A) Plot-focused; this writer looks at the events of a narrative and takes that physical journey of … Continue reading On Beginnings — Process
The purpose of this post is to highlight an idea I had as I was writing the methodology that I, and from the faces my supervisor and fellow researchers were pulling as I talked about it today they all agree, think doesn't quite fit into the overall research I'm conducting.
One of the things I discussed with first year students last semester was the impact digital reproduction has on digital media. When you have a transmedia text such as the one for my PhD project, you can mould the whole thing to your heart's content. If I wanted a blog post to have been written … Continue reading The Malleable Nature of Digital Media and Creativity
One thing that every practice-based researcher will deal with at some point in their academic career is wrapping their head around the concept creation stage of our research. With most research projects, you can define your research question basically however you want. As long as the focus is appropriate to your project length and you're … Continue reading How to Focus Your Practice-Based Research Project
One aspect of my Masters' creative text that I wanted to create but never got the chance to was an audio component. I have a section in the creative text which has a character say "They might even be listening now" (Glendenning, 2016, p. 35), and the way it is presented with an image of … Continue reading Audio recordings and genre
I'm creating two other blogs right now as the platform for the beginnings of this digital narrative... and I can see how this is a very slippery slope towards a transmedia narrative, and not a simply digital narrative.
It's that time again where I need to start putting some vague ideas of creative ideas down onto the screen (such a strange expression when you switch it up like that, and I wonder if a new idiom will come about when/if we no longer use paper). I have been toying with the idea that … Continue reading Prototyping on the web
Last Edited 03 October 2018 Hi there, I’m Jordan. I’m doing my PhD at Bangor University, located in the picturesque North Wales, and this blog is a research aid for said PhD study. It’s easy to forget amazing ideas you have in the early hours of the morning, and I can collect some here. Check … Continue reading What’s this, then?