This post is part of a series inspired by the 52 lists project journal; read more about my intention and approach in the original post here. Week 2 / List 2: List your favorite characters from books, movies, etc. This is the prompt that inspired me to buy this journal. I've been a voracious reader my … Continue reading List 2: Boss Witches
I posted the entry below to Instagram and Facebook a little while ago, but I'm going to begin the project in earnest on the blog this week, so I thought I'd include it here, as an introduction. My number one resolution for 2017 is to get back into a regular writing habit. Between book edits … Continue reading The 52 Lists Project 2017
At #AWP2016 today, I'm serving on the panel "Pedagogy's Next Wave: Alternatives to the Whole-Class Workshop." Specifically, I'll be talking about guided workshops, collaborative workshops, and multimedia workshops. Below, I've included links to the handout I made for the panel, and a few additional pieces of information (lesson plans, readings, etc.) that other teachers may … Continue reading Alternative Workshop Methods
This weekend at the Creative Nonfiction Writer's Conference, I led a master class on Research Techniques in the genre. For those of you who attended (or anyone else interested in learning more about creative research), here are links to the essays and books I referenced. Immersion Pieces Jeanne Marie Laskas' "Underworld," and her entire collection, … Continue reading How to Be An Explorer of the World
I'm recycling my own work here, which I am usually loathe to do. But a post I wrote last semester, working alongside the students in my Writing for Digital Media class, was just featured on WordPress.com's Freshly Pressed showcase, and the response has been tremendous. The advice has really seemed to resonate with a lot … Continue reading Go Down the Rabbit Hole: A Writer’s Manifesto
I. LOVE. research. It's by far my favorite part of the writing process, the time when I just get to look and learn and soak up and scribble and wonder and wander around and around and around... And it doesn't matter if it feels like it's getting anywhere.
When I decided, five years ago, that I was no longer satisfied with my vegetarian diet, or its impact on the food system, I turned to the Internet to help me navigate that decision. I had a lot of questions. I wanted to know what would happen to my body, and how to prepare my … Continue reading Breaking Vegetarian