We had to create an e-lit piece for our final project, and surprisingly, I did it easily! When I first learned that we had to do this, I immediately knew I wanted to write a love story. If you’ve read my blogs, you know I love love stories. However, I don’t identify as a creative person, so I had no idea what exactly I was going to write. In moments like this, I always revert to writing about my own life. So I decided to write about my own love life. I was in a relationship all throughout high school, and I thought that might be an interesting thing to write about.
Initially, I had no idea how I was going to create my piece. I missed the class where they spoke about platforms we could use, so I was already behind. (Which is why I disappeared from blogging. With no direction of what I was doing, I had nothing to say.) The following week I overheard students talking about it and learned more. About a week later, I was informed of all the available resources and could finally start my project. In the midst of this, I had been writing some stuff and visualizing it in my mind.
When I learned of all the resources, I researched each of them and narrowed it down to two that I thought would work, one being Twinery. Last class, I saw two students using Twinery, and they told me how it works and how easy it was. With that, I was off. I started writing and creating my story. Thankfully, I had no hiccups, and it was a pretty seamless process.
Writing this was also easy since it’s my own life. I wanted to share my story poetically and authentically, and I’d like to believe I did that. I dwelled on what stories I wanted to share and how I would make them descriptive and creative without them being bland and black and white. I’d like to believe I achieved it.
Something I’m still struggling with is how to upload my project to the internet. I’ve been able to download it and send it through email, but I’m not sure if I can make it into a link and have it still work.