A few tips for any kind of writing, esp. in the age of short attention spans!
Source: The Huffington Post
Active vs. Passive Voice — Visually!
Writing students: here’s an infographic that can help you figure out the difference between active and passive voice. I found it on Grammar.net, which features lots of handy tips in infographic format.
Putting difficult info like this into infographic format is a great idea, but it’s too bad the overall site design lacks visual appeal.
I love the idea of redefining what it means to “play like a girl”! The rhetoric around women and sports is in dire need of a 21st century update.
Meet twelve women who have transformed the phrase “you play like a girl” into a huge compliment! Among them are Mo’ne Davis, a 13-year-old baseball pitcher who made history when she threw a complete-game shut out that led her team to the Little League World Series; Erin Dimeglio, the first varsity high school football quarterback in the state of Florida; and Billie Jean King, who won 39 Grand Slam titles in tennis.
Read more about these phenomenal women and others via Sports.Mic
My storytelling students might find the content interesting, while my WRTG 3020 students might want to compare the rhetorical impact of sharing info in a visual vs. in words.
Learning to Draw - July 2014, a set on Flickr.
Once Spring 2014 classes started, I put away my art supplies and didn’t get them out again until July. After spending all of June fully immersed in learning 3D modeling and animation, I decided it was time to try sketching again, this time in hopes of coming up with a few characters to use in a comic strip. At least, that’s my excuse for why I keep drawing so many women :-)
Here are a few of my most recent efforts!
Storyboard scene made with 3D app
Here’s another image I composed in Poser, a few weeks before I worked on The Reunion. This image is part of a series I made for two purposes: to help me learn the application and to help me “draw” the elements of a story I’ve been wanting to make for a while now. I had originally planned to make the story as a 2d animation, but now I’m considering making it as a 3d animation (with 2d toon effect) or as a storyboard. I’ve made a few other scenes for the story and will share those later.