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Paper Dolls and Politics

My six-year-old daughter is in the next room, playing with her hand-made paper dolls.  A few minutes ago, I heard her tones get a little deeper, and as I listened, I heard, “I’m Barack Obama, and I approve this message.”  Then I heard the rustle of another paper doll, and my daughter said, again in a deep voice, “Well, I’m John McCain, and here’s why you should vote for me.”…

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10 Ways to Get Your Writing Out There

Jim  Munroe, a Toronto indie new media author whose work I’ve been following for some time, recently published this useful article on building an audience. Of course he mentions self-published print zines and blogs, but he also mentions another subject I’ve been introducing my students to this term… 6. TEXT ADVENTURE VIDEOGAMESAnyone out there play Zork as a kid? Or any text adventure games? Go west, Take sword? They were…