My language immersion weekend Due to some strange turn of events that could have only happened in the 1990s, I recall going to a weekend camp with my German language class where for the entire weekend we were to speak only German. It was my first year of taking German classes, so it made for… Continue reading The Advantage of Immersion Learning and Freewriting
The Writing Life Is An Adventure. Set Goals!
“If asked whether I ever knew among the intellectual, a happy man, Blake would be the only one who would immediately occur to me.” -Some guy who knew William Blake I hope that when you reach your deathbed you will have the opportunity to look back at a life lived to the full. Not merely… Continue reading The Writing Life Is An Adventure. Set Goals!
What stops you from finishing what you start?
I’m a recovering project-aholic. I take on more tasks than I can finish. There are a lot of factors to this. Here’s one of the big ones: Being busy is an excuse for not finishing what I’m working on. Maybe you can relate. When the going gets tough, part of me seeks out the path… Continue reading What stops you from finishing what you start?
A Trait to Embody: Enthusiasm [Applied Freewriting]
Mere Enthusiasm is the All in All! William Blake It’s only natural to feel unenthusiastic sometimes. Feelings often have something to show us, so it is important to notice what you are experiencing and to allow yourself to hear the wisdom on the other side of the emotion. When you don’t feel like writing, when… Continue reading A Trait to Embody: Enthusiasm [Applied Freewriting]
7 Ways Freewriting is Like an Acid Trip
Most people learn about freewriting in school. It’s taught as one of several methods of prewriting, stuff you do to generate ideas for a paper. Freewriting has found a home in many lesson plans amidst things like mind maps, outlines, and brainstorming. Take a trip back down memory lane to your early days of school.… Continue reading 7 Ways Freewriting is Like an Acid Trip