My quest for poetry has led me to some interesting resources. One of them being a podcast from The New Yorker, where real, live poets read the works of other poets. Live! Care for a listen? Click here. It’s a nice thing to have on while cooking dinner, let me tell you. Sort of like having… Read More The Joy of Editing. Wait… What?
Do you have any poetry suggestions for me? Reason being, I came across this cool article about fostering your creativity. It included this graphic, based on Ray Bradbury’s diet for feeding his subconscious: What’s good enough for Ray Bradbury is more than good enough for me, but my bookshelf is suffering a severe famine in… Read More Can’t Believe I’m Asking, but…
Recently I started a writing course with WordPress, titled Shaping Your Story. Week one was finding your angle. It’s one thing to have a subject for your story, you also need an angle for telling it. The first workshop included this tip from Amy Tan: I try to see as much as possible — in microscopic detail. I… Read More Magnify the Past to Find Your Story
It happens to the best of us — and the worst of us, for that matter. That horrible time when you’re just stymied for an idea … or just a spark of an idea … or just anything at all to write about. Here’s what I do when it happens. Who knows? Maybe it will work… Read More How to Beat Writer’s Block