For so many years, I had a simple view of writing any poem or story essentially once. I wrote them as the seeds took root and pruned them into final drafts as able. This is a wonderful model for anyone afflicted with the writing compulsion. Recently, however, I realized a second shaping was necessary for … Continue reading Writing Everything Twice (Wreadcast .6 – 6:35)
Editing “Weynid the Savage” Pt. 1
Recently, I unearthed some rough drafts along with stacks of old notebook journals. One of them (below) was workshopped several years ago with a wonderful friend and fellow writer. I have been seeking something I can polish into a finished piece of fiction as an example of substantive editing for you as I go along. … Continue reading Editing “Weynid the Savage” Pt. 1
I’m Crafting a Home Office (Wreadcast .5 – 6:41)
The trend of working some or all of the time from home looks like it's here to stay. When you reach the point where a laptop on the couch just isn't quite cutting it, it's time to carve out a permanent space for productivity. I'm at that very point this autumn. Inspired by Leo Babauta … Continue reading I’m Crafting a Home Office (Wreadcast .5 – 6:41)
Letting Autocorrection Take the Helm
After wrestling with autocorrection for the thousandth time, I begin to wonder if maybe there's more to story. Have I overlooked some different approach that could repair this partnership? Maybe it's all just been a case of stunting my eager assistant with all of my knee-jerk negativity and constant counter-correcting? I mean, look: that's definitely … Continue reading Letting Autocorrection Take the Helm
The Business of Getting Published (Wreadcast .3)
I've been a writer all of my life, but it was only when I made a mental shift that my works began to find regular publication. I'm pleased to share some of that story here, including the rules I use to bring a business discipline to submitting creative writing to editors. (Audio points summary: … Continue reading The Business of Getting Published (Wreadcast .3)
The One Lovely Blog Award
I was very surprised and pleased to receive my first blogging award nomination, thanks to Vikram Here. Let me get right to it:
Revisiting Old Journals
So, beside me I have a stack of my notebook journals stretching from early elementary school to about a week ago. I'm relieved I've kept so many of them, mostly. Who knows for whom they were intended on an entry-to-entry basis, but I'm happy I have them here this moment to re-read and interpret in … Continue reading Revisiting Old Journals
Beginner’s Mind: All You Need to Know to Master Writing Online
A Koan For Bloggers Q): How can I master writing and sharing articles online? A): Ask of yourself the impossible: begin as the teacher and learn to think like a beginner. Beginning as the Teacher A talented friend of mine once told me that in order to learn to play the guitar, I should write … Continue reading Beginner’s Mind: All You Need to Know to Master Writing Online
What is WREADITOR?
This is that infamous first post that has ground many a fledgling blog to a halt (particularly those attempted by overly-particular editors). Now, the responsible thing to do here would be to explain the general content planned at WREADITOR before the emphasis begins to flutter off inevitably to more SEO-friendly pastures. Other noble intentions could … Continue reading What is WREADITOR?
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