During the first week of my Your Legacy of Words personal history writing class, I tell the students the following: “Close your eyes and take a deep breath. Imagine you are in your favorite childhood place. Look around, and begin
Warning: This installment of the Three Minute Writer is more like four and a half minutes long. I’ve talked on the blog, here, about finding a creative rhythm and giving yourself the energy and opportunity to seize on your creativity.
I try to post the Unblocker prompts on Tuesday and Thursday, and post the video blog in the middle, but I wasn’t very good with reading the calendar this week. Today’s episode of The Three Minute Writer is dedicated to
Strategic planning. Sounds stuffy. Like it comes from corporate America. Like something that is the polar opposite of creativity and the freedom to write. Right? Hardly. It seems to me that there are any number of writers (even some I
So in a previous post I mentioned that I was starting a tracking experiment, where I’m setting an “ideal writing/work week” goal, and then comparing that goal to actual writing/work activities I’ve done throughout the week. Basically, the system is
So, let me dig into today’s thoughts on writing. I’ve been working on a novel for a while now. That’s pretty typical. Most writers (there ARE exceptions) don’t sit down and spit out a novel in some long mental purging
I had big plans for the summer. I really did. After I left the May writing residency at Queens University of Charlotte, this is what I planned to accomplish: Deep revision of the first 1/3 of my novel (Chapters 1-5