Tag Archives: Writing Strategies
My 100th Post?!?
WordPress casually informed me that my last entry was my 100th post. I have to say it’s quite a milestone (for me anyway…) and I appreciate that it was a reasonable post with at least some of my own thoughts in it. Life as grabbed me by the nose and dragged me away from writing […]
Comment on Self-Assessment: The One Question Every New Writer Wants Answered
The One Question Every New Writer Wants Answered On the last day of the quarter, I often ask students in my memoir class to write down on an anonymous slip of paper a question about writing. When I did this recently, I received a number of questions about the legal implications of writing about others, […]
I recently hit 1000 views of my blog. I guess I should be excited or maybe not. It’s not like that is such a massive number. However, for my humble blog, I think it’s significant. I don’t do very much promotion beyond the Publicize feature to alert people I know on Twitter and Facebook (oh, […]
It’s Time to Get Meta….
It’s depressing to see how much YouTube and BuzzFeed items I repost or reblog get looked at and how little anyone looks at my original material. Currently my highest number of views is 89 and that on a day I posted about an article on LinkedIn “Class of 2013: Four Things You Must Unlearn Immediately […]
Class of 2013: Four Things You Must Unlearn Immediately | LinkedIn
Class of 2013: Four Things You Must Unlearn Immediately | LinkedIn. This article certainly lends itself to the argument that university and college does NOT prepare you adequately for the realities of work. Students and graduates need to realize that post-secondary education does a fine job of preparing people for academia, not for a career […]
One Way to Motivate Yourself to Write
Things I Carry: The Thumb Drive That Keeps Me Working and Worrying This author and columnist has a decidedly “low tech” method of motivating himself to write more.
Writing Subjects & Blogging Styles
Do you ever get the feeling that someone, somewhere has written about what you’re about to write about and then found confirmation of that fact? I have gotten this a lot the few times I’ve sat down and tried to come up with a good idea for a work of fiction. My passion is science fiction and […]
Structured Versus Unstructured Writing & Other Thoughts on the Writing Process
How much structure does one need to write something? I suspect it varies from person to person and from project to project. In my case for this blog, I generally gather ideas in notes on EverNote, usually in point form. When I judge I have enough to create a decent post I write from this […]