What I feel confident about:
- The research aspect: At this point in my academic career, I’ve had to write quite a few research papers, so I feel fairly confident in my ability to find background information to support my project.
What I need the most help with:
- The fictive aspect: I barely have any experience writing in fiction. The only assignment I can recall in which I’ve written fiction is the Pikachu/Fire assignment from the gateway course. Regardless, I’m really excited try out this form. I think I’ll just have to rely heavily on feedback from Ray and my classmates to determine whether I actually have a grasp on this type of writing.
- The illustrations: What makes me nervous about this aspect is trying to maintain a consistent theme between my illustrations and the general design of the project. Also, I have no idea what the content of these illustrations will be, but I am hoping inspiration will come along as I begin writing.
- Portrayal of Haitian culture: This is probably the most worrying aspect of my project. I will have to portray a Haitian child in a way that is realistic and try to formulate her character without pushing traits associated with the Global West or stereotypes associated with the Global South.