What a fantastic night with a fantastic group of people. Sci-Fi George, Romance Kim, and Poet Karen joined yours truly, Memoir Jobe! The conversation generated was so insightful and helpful, the writing written was so sparked and energetic and inspired! This was the most fun I've had in a minute. I opened with introductions, as … Continue reading Step by Step Writing Class with Jobe: Reflection!
Back in April, as part of the excitement surrounded the annual Literary Festival, Karen Hayes and I taught a handful of teen poetry classes at various library branches. It was a lot of fun, and there was a lot of talent in those rooms. Once the celebration took place, I didn't think too much … Continue reading More on the topic of Teen Poetry
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Wowie Zowie! Today I was honored to teach my very first computer class. It was so different from teaching my regular writing classes! A huge thanks to everyone who attended and for your patience with me in trying something so new. And a huge thanks to Sarah Shera for making these programs possible through CALS. I spent the … Continue reading Blog all about it: Jobe’s adventures in teaching a computer class
Practice! The best way to get good at something is to practice it. Read to your friends, read to your family, read to your pets, read to an empty room. The more you practice, the easier and more familiar it will feel. Sloooow down. Feeling nervous makes you read too quickly, and the people listening … Continue reading Jobe’s Tips on Reading Aloud
Howdy y'all, I've been buried in books working on my thesis, but I've been reading a lot of articles, too. I just wanted to share a few articles I discovered on the subject of memoir that may help you too: http://www.nownovel.com/blog/10-secrets-to-writing-a-memoir/ http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/truth-and-secrets-in-memoir-writing/ https://www.writingclasses.com/toolbox/articles/telling-secrets-in-memoir https://www.creativenonfiction.org/online-reading/writing-memoir-and-writing-therap All the Love! Jobe
Let's debunk some bad advice right now! While searching for some good novel-writing pointers for my Nano participants, I came across some advice I thought was awful, so let's blast this trash for the bollocks it is. This booktrust article had some good stuff, but this one I really hated: "The first page of your … Continue reading But Jobe, What About Bad Advice?
Last year I compiled a long list of how to successfully participate in Nanowrimo, and you can read that excellent stuff here. But this year my writers were interested, "How exactly does one write a novel?" Presumably you just sit down and write until you've got a book length manuscript, then sit down and revise … Continue reading Jobe’s How-To Tips for Novel Writing
"Give yourself permission to tell us who you are." "write for yourself" Memoir is not "a license to prattle just for therapy" "Make sure every component in your memoir is doing useful work." "think narrow" "One secret of the art is detail."
Before the fall semester started, before the house hunting, before the summer vacation, there was a dedicated band of folks awaiting with bated breath the posting of the memoir info from our last workshop class. There's an adage about trying harder and failing better, so I will take that, in this case, to be synonymous … Continue reading Jobe’s Long-Awaited (Deepest Apologies for the Delay) Second Memoir Workshop Post