I have returned victorious from Hume! Winter Hume was always the best weekend of the year back when I was a teenager, and I love going back now. Part of the reason is because that I want to help my middle schoolers have the same experience I did, but I would be foolish to say that middle school students are the only people who gain anything from Hume.
Monday, January 27, 2014
Monday, January 20, 2014
So, continuing from last week, I have decided to rank my top five favourite television shows of all time. Because you can never fairly judge things until they are completed (see Allegiant post for more about that), I am only listing shows that have finished their television run. So this date may be slightly outdated, but on the bright side everything is on Amazon Prime in case anybody wants to catch up!
Monday, January 13, 2014
I was debating what to write about today, and as such I was looking at my computer screen and debating whether I should watch television so I could strategically avoid not blogging, when I realized that was something I could write about.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
There is a dirty little secret about writing a story. I don’t think it is mentioned as much as it should be. I can’t recall being told about it in class or in a book. But at some point, I think any writer has to learn it, because without this little skill, you’re never going to be able to tell a story.
The fact is that no writer will get anywhere without a little bit of patience.
Yup, that’s the secret. Patience.
Monday, January 6, 2014
I always like to make New Year's Resolutions, mostly because I'm the sort of person that likes a list. To be more specific, I like a list because I can cross items off of when they are completed. I think it's satisfying to see a list full of crossed items. It makes me feel productive, I suppose.
Which is somewhat ironic, because I never, ever succeed in my New Year's Resolutions.
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Since I am supposed to be revising now and I’m not, this seems as good a time as any to discuss the self-discipline of writing, or as I prefer to think of it, Why Some People Finish Novels and Others Don’t.