LiveJournal seems to have got off to a very good start for most people and most of you are finding it a useful space to share your ideas about your reading and even begin "publishing" some of your own creative work. The interactions between all of you are also growing apace... this is like yeast to the whole process... helping each other with critical and creative responses and with ideas that give real encouragement.
I encourage all of you (those in second and third years with your CAIe booklet) and first years with the "Ten Ideas for Writing" in Schwiebert page 35 (together with the many Sample Creative Writings in Appendix A page 1143 following) to use the texts we have read in the last week to spark off memories, ideas, inspirations from your own experience that can build on one or two of the texts/ lines/ ideas that have struck you forcefully in this last week.
Remember also that a Discussion Thread will be appearing in your Blackboard shortly where you are going to be able to ask for specific help with one or two of your LJ posts. Look into your unit outline for a list of suggested questions. As a reminder, this is what it says under Assessment in the LiveJournal section of your UnitOutline:
" Please send a request in Blackboard in the Special Discussion Thread Called: LiveJournal Help Line. Send the specific URL for the entry on which you would like feedback. Describe the particular kind of feedback that would be helpful. For instance: How can I expand on this? Where can I tighten this? How can I improve the pacing of this dialogue, letter, story, interview… ? Which parts of this piece are most/least exciting or interesting to you? Why? "