Open Participants

Unaffiliated, but definitely not unconnected, individual digital alchemists (see a list of all Open Alchemists)

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Slice of Life (Day 21): Feeding the Bot

(This is for the Slice of Life challenge, hosted by Two Writing Teachers. We write all through March, every day, about the small moments in the larger perspective … or is that the larger perspective in the smaller moments? You write, too.) I would love to have a larger database of terms to use with a Twitter bot that I created for Networked Narratives, and I am hoping you might have some words to feed into the bot. The creation of a […]

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Slice of Life (Day 20): CodeBreaker StoryTeller

(This is for the Slice of Life challenge, hosted by Two Writing Teachers. We write all through March, every day, about the small moments in the larger perspective … or is that the larger perspective in the smaller moments? You write, too.) This one will be a bit difficult to explain to an outside audience, but as part of the Networked Narratives course (I am an open participant, which means I can come and go as I choose – the […]

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Hayfields in March

Haytime in March Kevin and I have been to and fro today with some raw materials, words for play like legos.  Here is how it went. First, I did a freewrite as part of a post I wrote describing a couple of tools for minimal distraction writing Here is a raw freewrite I put in the post. Hulk no like.  That is how I feel sometimes [image of Hulk hanging over my writing space]. I know some folks won’t read […]

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Where I Am From

I was invited to post something on their site by the Young Writers Project through their collaboration with the Networked Narratives open access learning project based at Kean University. I then realized I hadn’t posted this on my site. Now I have!     Where I Am From by Mark Corbett Wilson I am from fire, from Pyro Engineering Inc. and Advanced Radiation Corporation I am from glittering quartz, a desert washed by Pacific tides. (Hot and dry, cool and […]

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Where I Am From

I was invited to post something on their site by the Young Writers Project through their collaboration with the Networked Narratives open access learning project based at Kean University. I then realized I hadn’t posted this on my site. Now I have!     Where I Am From by Mark Corbett Wilson I am from fire, from Pyro Engineering Inc. and Advanced Radiation Corporation I am from glittering quartz, a desert washed by Pacific tides. (Hot and dry, cool and […]

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Nuzzel to Narro: SoundGecko Redux or How to Create a Podcast from a Newsletter Automagically

Not very long ago in a tech universe really pretty close in time, I had a handy dandy browser/app program called SoundGecko. Alas, RIP, but it appears to have been resurrected in the form of Narro and in ways that make it even more useful. With Narro, you can turn any text from a post into voice.  My favorite voice is the UK one called “Brian”.  These bot voices have come a long way toward humanity in the last year. […]

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#NetNarr: Writing with Sound(s)

NetNarr Doodling for Doodleaday This week, at Networked Narratives, the focus is on using sound for writing and writing for sound. There are a few suggested activities (including gathering sounds from your surroundings), but I figured I would dig back into some past posts where I did focus on sound, both as a writer and as a teacher encouraging my students to write with sound. Here are some annotated links: Sound Stories — for the past two years, during Digital […]

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