Announcing MatadorU Writing Lab
Just a quick heads up that the editors will be launching the first MatadorU “Writing Lab” over the weekend. The goal is to hold our first lab on Monday.
The Lab is a chance to get public feedback from both editors and students on your writing.
Here’s how it works:
1. For your work to be considered, please leave a reply on this thread with a link to an assignment or blog you’ve written since being at MatadorU, and your name.
2. The editors will cull specific examples of ‘what works for us’ from the writing added. We cannot guarantee that everyone’s will be selected, however, people are free to bring up certain phrases / passages from their work during the lab.
3. Any MatadorU student who has completed chapters 1-3 is eligible to participate in the lab.
4. We’re going to speak to ‘what works’ rather than ‘what doesn’t work.’
5. We’re never critiquing the ‘writer,’ but only looking at the writing itself.
6. This will all take place inside the forums.
Ok everyone, looking forward to seeing links. Please try to keep the replies as brief as possible, ideally just leaving your link and name.
Would LOVE to participate in this lab!
Here’s my hometown assignment…
And the name, of course, is Candice Walsh.
(I am particularly interested in hearing if the transitions in time “work.” Thanks!)
Here’s my hometown assignment:
I really struggled with this one, so I’d love to know if it works …
@ Jill–hey I just missed you. We posted the first writing lab a few mintues ago. You can find it here: http://creators.matadornetwork.com/forum/topic.php?id=58.
We’ll definitely consider your work for next week’s lab. In the meantime, looking forward to reading it your story.
@happy – for right now you have to wait another week to post (sorry). We need for students to have at least gone through chapter 3 (you’ll see why when you get there) just so everyone’s had the same lessons before posting. Looking forward to reading your work soon.
I would like to submit my 3 assignments so far:
I don’t think I done #1 correct, as it’s not quite evergreen/information, it is an adapted story about a tour.