Genre Wars: Romance vs. Erotica

So my friend Kassandra Klay and I co-taught a workshop entitled "Genre Wars: Romance vs. Erotica." We talked about the similarities and differences of the two, and we talked about how blurry the line can get sometimes. All in all, we had a blast teaching an impressive turn out all about it! For anyone curious … Continue reading Genre Wars: Romance vs. Erotica

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Collage Class with Jobe: Reflection

So I tried to teach a collage class at everybody's favorite art store and I got schooled by a tough reminder that knowing how to do something is not the same as knowing how to teach others how to do it. The class was fine and the attendees turned out great work, but I could … Continue reading Collage Class with Jobe: Reflection

Step by Step Writing Class with Jobe: Reflection!

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!

More on the topic of Teen Poetry

  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

Blog All About It: the powerpoint

Source: http://www.internetslang.com/BLOG-meaning-definition.asp Sources: Google, Wikipedia Sources: Google, Wikipedia   Source: http://www.helpwithpcs.com/jargon/blog.htm   Sources: Google, Wikipedia Sources: Google, Wikipedia Sources: Google, Wikipedia Source: http://thenextweb.com/businessapps/2015/05/11/the-18-best-blogging-and-publishing-platforms-on-the-internet-today/#gref Sources: WordPress, http://blogstarting.org/ Source: http://thenextweb.com/businessapps/2015/05/11/the-18-best-blogging-and-publishing-platforms-on-the-internet-today/#gref Sources: Google, Wikipedia Source: http://www.creativebloq.com/web-design/best-blogging-platforms-121413634 Source: http://thenextweb.com/businessapps/2015/05/11/the-18-best-blogging-and-publishing-platforms-on-the-internet-today/#gref Source: http://mashable.com/2014/05/09/16-minimalist-blogging-platforms/#Bfy9QjB7Y5qC Sources: http://makeawebsitehub.com/choose-right-blogging-platform/ http://www.dearblogger.org/blogger-or-wordpress-better http://onlinebusiness.about.com/od/blogging/a/Free-Blogging-Platforms.htm http://startbloggingonline.com/blog-platform-comparison-chart/ http://blog-services-review.toptenreviews.com/ Source: http://www.startablog123.com/best-free-blogging-sites/ Source: http://www.startablog123.com/best-free-blogging-sites/

Blog all about it: Jobe’s adventures in teaching a computer class

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

Jobe’s Tips on Reading Aloud

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

Memoir Stuff with Jobe

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  

But Jobe, What About Bad Advice?

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?

Jobe’s How-To Tips for Novel Writing

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