Writing My World:
Window Into Our Lives
By Megumi Jindo & Madeline Wallace
Writing My World: Window Into Our Lives is a small multimedia project in which weve selected three pieces we’ve written and two books that have been significant in our lives.
We knew that we wanted to do this project together, and came to the decision to create something that was reflective and self-referential. We’ve spent a lot of time discussing books we’ve loved and examining the way writing evolves, so it felt natural to bring those two together. In delving into the works of others and our own pieces, we hope to showcase and explore the closely interconnected relationship between what we read and what we write.
In the beginning, for their multi-media project, Maddie and Megumi had decided to do an audio/writing/photography-incorporated slideshow but Megumi thought doing an audio piece might be too much. She then came up with the idea of a website and they went for it because it was still interactive and fit the requirement as a multi-media project and they both had experience in creating a website! The only problem was how to make it easily readable and interactive.
But then, Maddie brought up an aesthetic of keeping it black and white—simple but sweet—and so they went with it! In making their website, they wanted to also really emphasize how much the books that they read have impacted their writing and their very beings. They had a lot of fun getting to explore their writing pasts and presents together!
Megumi Jindo is a senior in high school. She loves writing, reading, listening to music, photography, art, and playing sports. She also loves songwriting and collecting new vocab to expand her writing style. She aims to become a best-selling author one day and wants to use her writing as a way to educate and help America be a better version of itself. Also, she loves sunrises, sunsets, astrology, psychology, and eating junk food!
Madeline Wallace is an NYC transplant who hails from Indiana and works in the publishing industry as a literary assistant. She is deeply interested in author advocacy and is excited to represent her own clients in the future. On any given day, you’ll find her going for long walks, being ritualistic about her coffee consumption, rewatching an episode of Gilmore Girls, or debating what book to read next.