In this writer’s journal entry, begin brainstorming and/or drafting for MWA3: Creative Process Case Study Analysis. Choose ONE of the following prompts and respond. Upload what you create to this assignment as a text file, image, audio file, or video file.
Freewrite: Get your writing tools set up (pen and paper, word processor, notetaking app, etc.). Set a timer for 10 minutesand start. Without stopping, write as much as you can in 10 minutes about what you have learned so far about the person whose creative process you have studied. Don’t worry about spelling, grammar, syntax, diction, or even structure. Don’t stop to do research — the idea is to get as many ideas down on paper as you can in a short period of time. After 10 minutes, stop. Then, read back through what you’ve written, and underline, highlight, or circle everything from your freewrite that you could expand upon in your case study analysis. On a separate sheet of paper or a separate document, copy over what you underlined/highlighted/circled. Then, spend time expanding on each topic for your major writing assignment.
Mindmap: Get a large blank sheet of paper and a pen or pencil. In the middle of the paper, write down the name of the subject of your case study analysis and circle it. Then, draw a line pointing out from the name of your subject to another circle. Inside the new circle, write, “Process.” Under this circle, write down everything you have learned so far about this person’s process. Then, create similar lines and circles for “Motivation,” “Goals,” “Revision,” and any other themes that have come up in your research. Spend about 10 minuteson this activity. If you like, illustrate, or color-code what you write down. Use your “mind map” to organize your ideas for your discourse community analysis. For inspiration, Google “Sample Mind Maps (Links to an external site.).”
Quote hunt: Review your research on your creative person, and find 6 potential quotations to use in your case study analysis. These could be quotes that explain your subject’s creative process, that provide examples of discourse communities, or that might help your readers understand your discourse community. Write down each quotation (don’t forget to place it in quotation marks!) and then write 2-4 sentencesfor each quotation that explain the quote and how you might use it in your case study analysis.
Self-interview: Imagine that you were being interviewed on a television show, podcast, or radio program about your subject’s creative process. Come up with 4-6 questions that an interviewer might ask you, and then answer each question as you would if you were a guest on TV, radio, or podcast. If you wish, record yourself via video or audio and upload the recording!
Goal-setting: Make a list of 4-6 “SMART” goals for your creative process case study analysis: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound. Then, describe how you will achieve each goal, how you will measure success, and set a time-frame for yourself to achieve those goals.