Author Identifier

Alberta Natasia Adji

ORCID : 0000-0003-3966-7809

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Journal of Writing in Creative Practice

Publisher

Intellect

School

School of Arts and Humanities

RAS ID

39805

Funders

Edith Cowan University

Comments

Adji, A. N. (2021). The fragmentation of the writing self: Using dialogic reflection to explore the writing process of an autobiographical novel. Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, 14(2), 143-159. https://doi.org/10.1386/jwcp_00019_1

Abstract

In this article, the author-researcher presents three intertwined texts: excerpts from an autobiographical novel, extracts from a reflexive journal written during the writing of that novel, as well as a theorized account and analysis of the overarching creative process. These texts talk to each other as a form of intertextuality in the similar way that the three generations of a Chinese Indonesian family depicted in the novel interact with one another and present differing perspectives and fresh insights. The issues of the writer’s inner voices and multiplicity of the self feature prominently in this work, the result of a deep and critical engagement with the author-researcher’s creative writing and reflective thinking processes. Together, these three interrelated texts capture and explore multiple perspectives interacting during the writing process while at the same time present how the self and sites of meaning-making can be constructed through writing.

DOI

10.1386/jwcp_00019_1

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