Wow. 2011 is almost over, and 2012 will soon be here. To celebrate, I’m following the lead of my favorite blogs that offer top tips in list format. This feature will cover writing and editing links (mostly), but there will always be something unexpected. The Guardian: 50 Things I Learned About the Literary Life (The entireContinue reading “Friday Five: December 31, 2011”
“You don’t need confidence. Just write.” Paula Fox (Born 1923) I struggle with this everyday, but everyday I put pen to paper and see what appears. As I learned when writing a paper in college, you can edit crap on a page but you can’t edit a blank page. So just write. It may beContinue reading “Thought of the Day”
I have been a bad blogger lately. No new updates, no new quotations, nothing. Kaput. I can blame it on National Novel Writing Month (affectionately called #NANO or hell month in my house), grading, my work schedule, my travel schedule, my real-job research requirements. But then I would be using an excuse. As I learnedContinue reading “Bad Blogger”
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehowContinue reading “Thought for the Day: Follow your heart, intuition, & bliss”
“If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.” – H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia & winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Enough said.