Tag Archives: write
Words Mean Everything. What I’m Teaching this Semester.
“Words started to mean not just something, but everything.”
I’m looking forward to teaching The Book Thief, by Markus Zukas this semester. Reading and writing our way through trauma can save us, sustain us. Not just in the pages of an imaginary universe. In real life, too. I know books saved me many times.
We’re also be reading Fahrenheit 451 this semester. Our discussions will focus around knowledge & education, censorship, power and authority, fear, risk, survival, reading, story and identity. It’s going to be a fun environment with great discussions. There are so many parallels to contemporary events.
Why, for instance, do some people fear words, and books, so much so that they ban them? Why are 62 million girls out of school, globally? Why did the Taliban shoot Malala Yousafzai in the head to keep her from getting an education? What were they afraid of? And, perhaps just as importantly, why was a young Malala so willing to risk so much to go to school each day? Why wasn’t she afraid (or was she?). Either way, she risked her life to learn. To see.
We’re reading and writing about interesting other stuff too. But this is going to shape our semester.
Welcome to Spring 2016! ~Lisa
Diet For a Writer’s Life
Make a Wish and Dream Big
Advice from Mark Twain On Writing:
“Experience is an author’s most valuable asset…”
Advice to Writers: Read Good Books
“If you read good books, when you write, good books will come out of you.” ~NATALIE GOLDBERG
My Walden Pond…my writer’s view
This is where I did a mini writing retreat last week. I call this lake “My Walden,” because I feel inspired here. My soul drinks in the quiet, the peace, the beauty, like medicine for all the ills of life. Troubles float away and I can find the place within to be still, to listen, to observe and to write.
I hope you find your Walden, too. If not today, then soon. A room of one’s own, no matter where.
Happy Monday my loves~Lisa 💗
How To Bust Through Writer’s Block. Causes and Cures for a Blank Page.
One writer’s thoughts on writer’s block, and an infographic from StudyMode that breaks it all down. Reblogged from Street of Dreams’ blog.
a freshly fallen torrid
that stretches as far as a the eye can see.
a blank page
what do you do when the cursor
when the pen and paper
leave you snow blind?
10 Writing Tips
8 Tips on How to be a Writer
The Zen of Writing:
Let go of fear of rejection.
Write Everyday. Get Feedback. When not Writing–READ. Read everyday. Full list: