Sometime between now and Mon Dec 11, publish the next post to your blog. Previously, I said we would publish one post per month. At this particular point in the year, however, I am combining two months, since each (Nov and Dec) has fewer school days. We’ll likely return to the once-a-month model in the new year.
Remember that these posts are anchored, however lightly or firmly, to our reading–either recent or distant reading. For example, you may build on an idea from your Jekyll and Hyde reading, or Frankenstein, or Proof, or the early parts of Hamlet. For another example, you may want to follow-up on your October post.
Although we cannot officially use the label “litmatters” without attribution, this label expresses the spirit of these blog posts throughout the year. Something you have read, or written about, sparks an idea you’d like to share with a wider, more general audience. You may, as many of you did for the October post, adapt part of one of your essays. I don’t mean cut and paste a paragraph. Instead, though, you can find an idea in one of your essays, then alter it to fit this general audience.
Finally, push yourself to include at least one image with your post–one that creatively focuses readers’ attention on the core of your piece. Titles can also be fun ways to emphasize a particular idea or angle.