This post is part two of the sage advice from multiple writers regarding "On Becoming a Writer" from The Writing Life. My strategy in commentating on this book is to merely read each short piece, annotate the takeaways, and share the most vital portions of gold I can pan from the riverbed. John Keegan: The … Continue reading More on Becoming: The Writing Life
This post and the next will be the sage advice of multiple writers regarding "On Becoming a Writer." My strategy in commentating on this book is to merely read each short piece, annotate the takeaways, and share the most vital portions of gold I can pan from the riverbed. Francine Du Plessix Gray: The Seduction … Continue reading The Process of Becoming: The Writing Life
My Writer's Workshop class is now in full swing and the seniors have been refining their blogging skills as they respond to a number of short articles on the craft of writing. This week, they begin reading Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott and will post a response once per week (for the next 9-10 … Continue reading Creating the Magic Formula: The Writing Life
Finding my voice. Now, that is a tricky subject. I'm not even sure I quite have found it yet, if I am being painfully honest, but then again, perhaps I have. Let's keep the mystery alive. At any rate, are you reading closely? Reflecting on my history as a writer, I am compelled to bring … Continue reading Are You Reading Closely?
Why Tell Me... Happiness is only real when shared.Chris McCandless (Into the Wild) Working as camp store manager in the Many Glacier Valley of Glacier National Park, Montana, I literally lived the dream. An idealistic young adult just out of college, I was torn between the decision to settle into a career or take my … Continue reading Take Me With You!
Give It All Away There is one thing I know with absolute certainty: When we give everything away, it all comes back with interest. As a high school and college student, I found myself afraid to put myself out there. Allowing others to judge me by my ability or lack thereof to communicate was not … Continue reading Giving Everything Away Through Blogging
Getting Started Go to wordpress.com.Click "Get Started".Step 1: Sign in with Google. You can use your school or personal email. My suggestion would be to use your personal gmail so that you can continue to make use of this website after you graduate!Step 2: Click "Blog".Step 3: Type "Writing" into the search bar and press … Continue reading Creating A WordPress Blog
Attempting to squeeze every drop out of his time in this world, Mr. Halter, your humble English teacher, lives to improve his life and the lives of those around him, to travel the world, explore new ideas, and to limit the regrets that could be, realizing that he should continuously be striving toward being the … Continue reading Mr. Halter in One Sentence