Before I began writing, I reflected on the effect literature has had on my life. I brainstormed different experiences in which I found literature to be very influential. I talked with various people including my parents and past teachers to ensure the accuracy of the various childhood stories I decided to write about. When it came time to put the final draft together, I focused on my various experiences with literature and the grand effect it has had on my life. I also incorporated why I value being a literate person today as a university student.
Editor's note: For this paper, the author received the journal's award for Best Literacy Narrative ($100 prize).
Heil, Hannah K.
"A Literary Journey Back in Time,"
Line by Line: A Journal of Beginning Student Writing: Vol. 5
, Article 10.
Available at: https://ecommons.udayton.edu/lxl/vol5/iss1/10