More fun with blackout writing…

Okay, maybe it’s not ‘writing’ per se. And I opted out of ‘black’ for the day… Let me know if you’re interested in the simple process to create your own blackout poems. These fun exercises are inspired by Austin Kleon.

Today’s theme: Disappointment

  I’m disappointed that I haven’t yet finished the 500-Word Challenge because I promised myself a nice little reward once I post on January 31. Previous tolerant [Sympathetic? Long-suffering? Now homicidal?] readers of some of my –happy place alert!–Pulitzer-winning posts will probably guess what the reward is–something techy. Looking through Read more…

Posting without serious editing…

Not a pretty thing. Throughout this January 500-Word Challengee’re we’ve been encouraged to publish without minndful editing, which I think is just fine because, in my eyes, the goals are to rise above fear and resistance and, in the process, build our ‘blogging muscles’. However, at 1:00 on Thursday morning, I knew Read more…

Play takes over…

Another tip from 201 Ways to Arouse Your Creativity. [My apologies to those who read this when I accidentally posted it on Thursday night. Sometimes, I’m such a techno-shlub.] Alison Motluk on New Scientist suggests: “Be more playful. Horsing around may be better in the long run than hunkering down.” Read more…