Category Archives: Writing

TriWriMo: Starting a Writing group at Trinity University

Spurred on by November writing challenges like NaNoWriMo, DigiWriMo, and particularly Academic Writing Month (#AcWriMo), I sent out an email to our campus community asking if anyone wanted to join me in a November writing challenge.  Within a few hours I had two … Continue reading

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November: Not just for Novels Anymore

National Novel Writing Month began as an agreement between 20 people in the San Francisco area in 1999.  They each promised to produce a novel-length work within a month.  Since these beginnings, NaNoWiMo has grown into an annual international writing … Continue reading

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Top 10 Ursula K. Le Guin Quotes on Reading and Writing

Writing is my craft. I honour it deeply. To have a craft, to be able to work at it, is to be honoured by it. The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Guide to Writing, from McSweeney

Colin Nissan offers the following tips on writing.  Go read the explanations.  They are hilarious! WRITE EVERY DAY DON’T PROCRASTINATE FIGHT THROUGH WRITER’S BLOCK LEARN FROM THE MASTERS FIND YOUR MUSE HONE YOUR CRAFT ASK FOR FEEDBACK READ, READ, READ … Continue reading

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Plinky prompt: TWITTER: great? or a great waste of time?

Today’s Plinky prompt: Is Twitter a great way to keep in touch with people, or a time-waster? Birdie I haven’t used Twitter much for keeping in touch with people I know. In my opinion, that’s what Facebook is for. I … Continue reading

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Plinky prompt: Where do you get your news?

Today’s Plinky prompt: Where do you get your news? Newspapers B&W (5) I wake up every morning to NPR on the clock-radio and I also have my car stereo tuned to the local NPR station, so for national and international … Continue reading

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Plinky prompt: If you could only wear one outfit, what would it be?

Today's Plinky prompt is "If you were forced to wear one outfit over and over again, what would it be?" Blue Jeans Jeans are already my de facto uniform, even for work (unless I'm scheduled for e meeting with the … Continue reading

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