Digital writing – in my understanding, the act of creating texts or other products through digital tools which are designed to be shared with readers via digital means- diverges significantly from the private hand-written journaling I did for years. From my laptop and occasionally from my tablet I draft texts which I primarily publish immediately … In both cases, these texts are out there for anyone and everyone with reasonably free internet access to see, read, and also ignore. ~ Sherri Spelic
Digital Writing Month 2015 is entering its first few frenzied, frantic, fanatical days, and immediately upon entry into November the questions arise: what is digital writing? who reads digital writing? who authors it? where does it end up? For the last four years, we’ve been asking these questions alongside participants in this month-long MOOC-like thing. And this year is no different.
Except that it’s very different.
Where Jesse Stommel and I ran DigiWriMo for three years, each time adjusting course to explore new waters of collaboration, massive writing, and the nature of text, image, and sound online, this year our exquisite colleagues Maha Bali, Sarah Honeychurch, and Kevin Hodgson have taken the helm… and they’re directing us into new waters indeed. Never has Digital Writing Month been this international, this focused on issues of identity, inclusion, and voice. Our brave new leaders are bringing us closer to the issues of global digital writing than ever before. Read More