Monthly Archives: June 2012

It Takes Two: What You Should Know About Teachers

Last week I wrote about what it takes to be a super online student. That, of course, led me to thinking more about what it takes to be a super online teacher. This is a topic I think about a … Continue reading

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Some Software to Help Us Writers Stay Organized

Speaking from experience, writers tend to be messy people.  We print things out, pile them up, rip them apart, scratch them up with pens and highlighters, and try to bring everything together again in the end.  This can happen on … Continue reading

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Signs of a Super Online Student

Since Full Sail is on a month-to-month schedule, each month I get a whole new set of students. By the end of the calendar year I’ve taught upward of 1,000 students! Since I teach online it’s harder to get to … Continue reading

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Writing and Ikea

I volunteer as a tour guide on the weekends, leading vacationers through an old house in the middle of a botanical garden owned by the city.  I’ve learned to point out things I never would have noticed–the claws on the … Continue reading

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You Should Be Watching: Mad Men

Spoiler Alert! If you aren’t caught up with the latest season of AMC’s Mad Men, move along. This isn’t the post for you. Two days after the second to last episode of this season’s Mad Men, my best friend sent … Continue reading

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Stuck? Have You Tried a Different Point-of-View?

So you’ve got an awesome idea for a story in your head, it’s all planned out from beginning-to-end; all you need to do is transfer it from your head to the page in front of you. Simplicity, no? Well, not … Continue reading

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Too Much Caffeine Can Kill Your Writing

It started with a simple cup of coffee that ballooned into a pot.  I sat before my computer screen, shaking, not only because I feared I didn’t have anything to write, but also because of the caffeine.  When I pressed … Continue reading

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