The Rules of Creative Writing

Creative writing is what it is: creative.  And what that means to me is that there are no rules, except there are actually many. Make a List of Creative Writing Rules Stop for a minute, if you wish, and make a list of all of the creative writing rules you can think up.  How many on […]

Optimizing Your Writing Space

As a creative writer, there are many layers to your work. There’s the actual writing process, and there’s your writing place.  Today, I’m going to talk about how I optimize my writing space and give you ideas on how you can optimize your own. Where do you like to write, and how do you optimize […]

How Not to Teach a Writing Class

Interesting that I’ve been thinking about how to be the best writing teacher, and I happened to come across this old episode of Grace Under Fire that shows how NOT to teach creative writing.  Watch from about 10:52 until 12:40 to see an example of creating a non-safe space writing environment! Journal, if you wish: […]