HI everyone, This blog is getting a makeover! I’ll be hosting a very similar blog at creativelythink.wordpress.com. It’s all about writing and other forms of art and creativity, especially in how genres work together and blend, such as writing with … Continue reading
When I was young, I learned that I’d rather not complete a project than turn in an imperfect one. I was a perfectionist with ambition, and the problem is that those qualities plus a deadline do not usually go well … Continue reading
On January 30, 2014, NPR published a short report called “4 Ways to Hear More in Music.” Recently at Full Sail, I hosted a workshop for students that covered basic poetry and memoir-writing concepts. One student asked if writing a … Continue reading
The best poetry doesn’t have to be written under a tree. It doesn’t have to shock through graphic violence or sex. It can shock through a sigh. Take the poem “The Cucumber” by Philip Nazim Hikmet: The snow is knee-deep … Continue reading
http://humormadness.com/expectations-vs-reality-29-photos/2/ 500 Days of Summer (2009), Dir. Mark Webb, starring Joseph Gordan-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel In life, we have expectations every day. For optimists, they’re positive: they expect a productive day at work, compassion from their significant others, and that … Continue reading
NPR’s Recommended Books of 2013 This is a really cool, interactive “list,” if you will, of books that NPR thought to be the best of 2013. I highly recommend checking it out.
I’m a social-networker. Scratch that. I’m just a Facebooker. I must check Facebook at least ten times a day. I’m one of those people for whom Facebook may be replacing my social life, but that’s a post for another time, … Continue reading