Confessions : 06

01. I got less than five hours of sleep last night.
02. Three poem sketches were written due to this insomnia.
03. The first time I’ve written poetry since the writers residency in July.
04. I’ve been developing other people’s books for publication,
05. and neglecting my own literary efforts.
06. I am supposed to be writing regularly column for The Indie, but I haven’t submitted anything in two months.
07. I am supposed to be doing something important right now…
08. but one spreadsheet looks just like all the others…

Write Stuff: Pursuit of the personal essay

I’ve been sharing what I learned during a 5-week writing course in my Write Stuff columns. This week’s piece, Rain–everyone needs it like everyone needs a great narrative, continues the story.

Last week’s post, Rain intensifies the drama of the question, evoked the following response:

…one of the most profound statements I’ve ever read. —Tammi

Write Stuff: The art of personal essay

For my Write Stuff post I’ve been sharing what I learned during a 5-week writing course. Later I will explore what I gleaned from a 1-week writers residency.

This week’s piece, Rain intensifies the drama of the question, continues the story.

Last week’s post, Where does rain come from?, evoked the following responses:

One of the things that I don’t like about taking classes… is the people who fall over themselves to impress the instructor and can’t follow instructions. —Finn

I believe that the majority of people there are just like you – they simply want to learn the ins and outs of the craft and ultimately become better writers…. At any rate, have more confidence in your writing abilities because… judging by what you’ve contributed to this blog so far, you are well on your way to becoming one of the greats. —Karen

I’m sure that your essay didn’t seem silly… the… polished pieces are jumping ahead of the process and undermining your teacher’s efforts. —Tammi