From George Saunders, what writers really do when they write, via The Guardian. Chuck Wendig delights us with how to make the most of a critique.
Tonight Karen Hayes and I will be hosting our first co-taught poetry workshop. Since it's for teens, I tried to compile some teen-specific references. If you're interesting in helping a teen get interested in poetry, you can use this as your starter guide! Refer them to check out this site: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poetry-teens And this one really … Continue reading Teen Poetry
What could be better than a Maya Angelou quote from Dictionary.com? Maybe 14 more quotes from the same source? And since the quotes are so good, I won't even poke too much fun at the fact that they paired a C. S. Lewis quote (Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe) with a Roald Dahl image … Continue reading Thursday Writers w Jobe
I've been pretty excited by all the reading challenges lately but I haven't forgotten about writing, I promise. I have a local group that exchanges work every other week and meets every other week to critique each other's work, which I've dubbed Second Set, because it's always good to have a second set of eyes … Continue reading Thursday Writers w Jobe
Recently I came across someone new-to-me, and that was Tomi Adeyemi. She gives this advice about daily writing, and has lots of other good advice, too! Has anyone tried this writing app, Avo, from Nicholas Charriere? It's dated 2016 but I can't seem to find it at the app store on my iPhone. The description of … Continue reading Thursday Writers w Jobe
Now that we've made it through Nanowrimo, here are two very interesting articles that advise against the adage "write every day." Advice from Daniel José Older at Seven Scribes and Ann Patchett on the Guardian. What do you think?
Here's some hypothetical punctuation additions from Mental Floss, shared from Writing About Writing. And then there's this: