Tag Archives: writing
What Is Art?
What is Art? Yes, I’m pretty sure a lot of people have defended entire PhD dissertations on this topic but, as I said before, André Gide wrote, “Toutes choses sont dites déjà; mais comme personne n’écoute, il faut toujours recommencer. [Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back […]
Climbing Out of the Writer’s Pit of Despair
I just read a post by Wil Wheaton, “everything under the sun is in tune” and it actually inspired me to kludge together some sort of post for my blog. I have been having a bit of trouble putting together anything for my blog. It’s supposed to be fun but it just hasn’t been for […]
Maybe it’s happened to you, you’re at the grocery store or the parkand suddenly you have the Best. Blog. Idea. Ever. You have to rememberit but you’re not in front of your computer right now. What do youdo? You try to commit it to memory until you get home. However, bythe time you get back […]
Looking Back [and Maybe Forward?]
Figure 1: Just a Man Stuck in a Gear Passing Time (Attribution: Free for commercial use, No attribution required, via Pixabay) Well. It’s been more than six months since I’ve put up a post on this blog. Let’s take a look at that, shall we? First off, I want to apologize for breaking my self-imposed […]
What is your favourite piece of writing advice?
“The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.” — Terry Pratchett Just wonderful…
Setting a Writing Schedule with a Busy Schedule
I think anyone who has tried to write something, anything, has run into this. I have found this to be the single biggest challenge to being able to maintain a blog or start a writing project. I have a a young family and I want to be an involved parent. I also have fitness goals […]
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 […]
The Versatile Blogger Award
It is my great pleasure to accept this award from experiencedtutors. You should really go over and have a look at his blog. He discusses his trials and tribulations as a private tutor in the UK as well as presenting little vignettes of life in and around the place where he lives. It’s a little […]
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, […]