Author Archives: Joe Harris

About Joe Harris

I teach composition, creative nonfiction, and digital writing at the University of Delaware.

Toward Publishing (X7)

Posted for Sam Brooks by Joe Harris It was difficult looking for a website to publish a “Sam Brooks” essay on.  I say this because I never imagined I would ever even consider publishing something that I have written.  After … Continue reading

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Class, Fri, 5/12

Ideas for Publishing Fastwrite: Pick your best idea. Tell us about it. Responses to Course E306 Final Thoughts (Consider using guerilla mail.) Udel  

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Class, Wed, 5/10

Reworking a Piece for Publication (Janel Atlas) “Bereaved Families Need a Compassionate Presence“, KevinMD, March 7, 2017. “Telling a Story of Stillbirth: Accepting the Limits of Narrative“, Survive & Thrive 3, 2017. Class Picks Jaime Lowe, “I Don’t Believe in … Continue reading

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Writing: Toward Publishing

Pick a piece you’d like to have people outside of this class read. Then locate two websites, magazines, journals, or newspapers that you think might be interested in publishing. Study what they have to say to prospective contributors about things … Continue reading

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Class, Mon, 5/08

Digitizing Essays on Medium: Some Notes Line Editing Trade essays. Read through your partner’s piece with a pen in hand. Look for moments where you feel that: The writer’s voice seems uncertain. This might have to do with phrasing, or … Continue reading

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Conferences, Wed, 5/05

We’ll talk about how to move from your annotated draft to the final version of your second essay.  

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Class, Wed, 5/03

Digital Arcade Display your digitized essay on your laptop screen. Wander about the room and see what other people have done with their pieces. Identify two digitizing moves or strategies that (a) strike you as effective, and (b) differ from … Continue reading

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Class, Mon, 5/01

Class Picks Forrest Stuart and Elly Fishman, “Dispatches From the Rap Wars” [Jack] Derek Thompson, “The Shazam Effect” [Sam] Workshopping and Its Discontents Viet Thanh Nguyen, “Your Writing Tools Aren’t Mine“ To Do Tues, 5/02, 10:00 am: Post a link to your … Continue reading

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Workshop, Wed, 4/26, and Fri, 4/28

Workshop Read and respond to your R4s, following the script we have established. If your piece is 1600 words or longer, choose a 1000-word section you’d like to discuss. Otherwise, read your whole piece.Keep track of time; you’ll need to discuss … Continue reading

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Class, Mon, 4/24

Class Picks Gary Smith, “The Power of One“. [Helen] Rachel Monroe, “#VanLife, The Bohemian Social-Media Movement“. [Jess] Suzanne Roberts, “The Same Story“. [Jordan] To Do Tues, 4/25, 10:00 am: Post R4 to your group folder on Google Drive. Post comments … Continue reading

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