In the third week I have learned a lot about writing and myself as a writer. I learned that an essay in a conversational style is a lot different than any other form of writing. It's difficult and makes you feel obligated to get a lot more personal with your stories to try to connect with the readers.
I also learned that getting personal in an essay and telling stories that mean a lot to you and you may not be open to telling is a lot more challenging than i first thought. I learned that to get personal you need to take a second and think about how much you care about what you're writing and I thought that the topic of essay being a belief of ours was one of the best possible ways to get personal. If it's a belief of mine then I truly believe in and care about what I'm writing about.
I also learned to try to and overcome some fears or awkward feelings of having to record and hear my own voice. It's always been weird to hear my own voice but I learned to grow comfortable with it considering everyone else in the class has to do the same thing, it's a sort of comfort knowing I'm not the only one who's responsible to record my own voice.
I learned about digital story telling and all the characteristics of it. Some people that we watched or read about have developed an idea of the proper way to digitally tell a story and I found that very interesting because I never knew about all the things that are needed to tell a story. They said that everything is done to appeal to the readers senses. You can say or show something and it can appeal to senses. Such as creating the spelling of sounds to add effect to an action that was done.