This past week, we returned from Spring Break.
It was extended tho – with a little March Blizzard.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t make it to class.
Fortunately, Professor Levine recorded it.
Nonetheless, the class carried on strong.
Taking the Virtual Bus Tour stop to Vermont’s Young Writer’s Project.
I visited their website & It’s pretty inspiring to see really young writers have a certain comfort in their writing!
This week, in serendipity – I looked up the word ‘onomonopia’ from a random conversation outside of class. The formation or use of words such as buzz or murmur that imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions they refer to.
This week I was more aware of “sound” in coordination with my writing. Even having a discussion as to whether or not, sound affects your writing. If one is able to control their writing/ typing ultimately separate from the sonic influences – or are they inevitably effected by it. I think it depends on the music.
Also happy to share that I discovered a white noise app. I didn’t know what that was either. Basically, its noise filter of everyday background noises – geared to help you relax and focus. My favorite is a fireplace burning.
I used this tool to play in the background while writing.
What I haven’t done yet – is experiment with soundwork.
I was able to get as far as downloading Audacity here at school.
I was able to record some audio – but took video really, hoping I could just translate the video into an audio file somewhere. It’s now 12:40am after we just submitted this post.
I tell you tho – I’ll be a bit late – but I will, get the goal in.
For the Digital Daily Assignments – again, surrounding the theme of writing with sound, I kept on the uniform. You can check them out here >> Writing a Short Novel w/ a Photo #DDA75 & this here >> Visualize Your Social Bubble #DDA77
I’ve also tried playing around with Stepworks . Just browsing and failing to jumpstart it but really, I just need to spend more time on it. I’m super excited to utilize these two new programs though – this and Audacity! I smell FUN results on the horizon.