Category Archives: Creativity

What I’m Reading and Listening To This Week

This week, I’m catching up on my podcasts. I’ve changed my subscribe setting to unsubscribe for all of them, and I’m going through my list and listening to each episode. Here are a few I’m looking forward to hearing: The … Continue reading

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#TeachersWrite 2015

In an effort to jump start my writing, I’m participating in Teachers Write this summer. It’s an online writing camp for teachers, librarians, etc., who wish to take advantage of the free time summer provides and write. And write some … Continue reading

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Embrace That First Draft

From Marion Roach Smith’s The Memoir Project: A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing & Life (great writing resource!): It’s called the vomit draft, too, because it will both stink and be pretty much everything you’ve got inside you. In there is … Continue reading

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Phew!

Fifty-thousand words in about 20 days is taxing on the wrists. But I started a new project, one I’ve hesitated writing for a long time. Now was a good time and NaNo a good reason to write the SFD (“shitty … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2014: Are you in?

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Worth Reading #5: The Help Yourself Edition

After spending the summer watching World Cup and taking online education courses (I’ll review some of these MOOCs later), I returned to teaching in late-August. This year, I have a part-time schedule—and it works. I’m writing again, reading more, and … Continue reading

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A different point-of-view

First, I’m listening to The Narrative Breakdown podcast these days, and I love it! So much useful information on writing, craft, and storytelling. I am again revising my novel, concentrating on the 150 pages or so written in my female … Continue reading

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