Every semester I try to do the assignments along with my students partly as a way for me to keep up my own writing practice (I write things I turn in for my classes sometimes), and partly to experience for myself what my students experience when I walk them through a multi-stage writing prompt, or set draft deadlines at certain intervals.
Tag Archives: motivation
Author Toolbox Blog Hop: Learning how to write, part two
Now, I’m in Ames, nervous and excited and ready as I’ll ever be for this new phase of my writing life.
Author Toolbox Blog Hop: Duotrope and the resume of failures
Alongside the resume I regularly update, I have another document that gets a similar treatment that’s almost like my resume’s shadow.
Author Toolbox Blog Hop: On youth and inexperience
There’s a particular piece of writing advice that got under my skin early on in my writing ‘career’: Write what you know. I have gone through stages of agreeing and disagreeing with this statement, but ultimately, the spirit of this tenet wins out. After all, readers will only read your book, will fall in loveContinue reading “Author Toolbox Blog Hop: On youth and inexperience”
#weekendcoffeeshare: ‘Round my hometown
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that it’s much too late in the day (er, night) to have caffeinated beverages. But then again, I’ve always been terrible at making good choices and managing my sleep schedule, so yes, I’ll take coffee anyway. The sleepless night and the compulsion to write something reminds meContinue reading “#weekendcoffeeshare: ‘Round my hometown”
Author Toolbox Blog Hop: Time, like mischief, should be managed
As a young/novice/aspiring author, I have a lot of other things on my plate that aren’t strictly writing-related. I work full-time at a job I really care about and want to do well in. I’m trying to get my stuff together to apply to grad school at the end of this year to start attendingContinue reading “Author Toolbox Blog Hop: Time, like mischief, should be managed”
Reblog from Raimey Gallant – Announcing new monthly blog hop for authors: #AuthorToolboxBlogHop
Originally posted on Raimey Gallant:
For those who aren’t familiar with me, I created the 400-participant Nano Hop in 2016. We aren’t going to let this one-time-signup, monthly blog hop get quite so big. I think anywhere from 20 to 30 participants would be a great number for the first hop in April, and considering…