The links to the links in a soon to be published article (“Web Logs in the English Classroom: More Than Just Chat”) I wrote for English Journal are up. Not a big deal for anyone but me, I know. But having read EJ for most of my teaching career as THE journal of my profession, it’s pretty cool to be getting published there. As a journalism major, I’ve always thought of myself as a writer, but I was never a writer that practiced the craft very consistently until this Web log was born a couple of years ago. Despite the fact that most of the posts here are short and not very well developed, there is no doubt that the consistent practice of writing for publication has improved my developed writing immeasurably. In fact, for the first time ever, I actually look forward to the more serious writing. Getting accepted by EJ is a big part of that, I know, but that would never of happened without this space. It’s nice to know that I wasn’t lying all those years I told my Expos Comp. students that the only way to get better at writing is to write and publish. I just wish I still had them around so I could share these examples of the truth in that statement.
Update: Links fixed.
Anne Davis says
It is a big deal- a very, big deal! Congratulations, Will!
The link I navigated to from your blog took me to a blank page. Can you help?
Kevin Brooks says
Congratulations, Will. I can’t wait to read the full piece!