Writer Wednesday: Priorities

What really matters most? Whether you think about it consciously or not, you’re always making choices. What matters most to you may vary from moment to moment throughout your day. You may not realise it all the time, but you’re ranking everything that comes your way, often in a casual way and frequently without much…

Writer Wednesday: Awakening Imagination

I was going to say the best way to open your portal to the imagination would be to sit at your computer and shout, “Release the Kraken!” It could work! But the truth is for a lot of us,having¬† finally carved out time to be creative, find it difficult to open up that magic door…

Writer Wednesday: Outlines

Every semester I have students who come to me with trembling lower lips and big cow eyes, who express amazement that they got such a bad grade on their paper. “All my teachers have said I write really well!” They’re certain that I am blind to genius. Fortunately, I tell them, I believe in revision…

Writer Wednesday: Making Time Productive

Okay, if you’ve been following along on the How to Keep Writing When it’s Not Your Full Time Job or whatever I called it last time, then you have carved out some time to use for your writing. Now those minutes stare you in the face demanding that you be creative RIGHT NOW! How do…

Writer Wednesday: A New Project

Usefulness! It is not a fascinating word, and the quality is not one of which the aspiring spirit can dream o’ nights, yet on the stage it is the first thing to aim at. ~ Ellen Terry I’ve been thinking about usefulness and one of the ways I thought to employ my own usefulness would…