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.

Writers, raise your voice!

A few valuable posts on author’s voice… Reclaiming My Writer’s Voice by Kay Bolden My favorite lines from the post: The keyboard and the screen made it far too easy to distance myself from my words. To sink into sales mode or trope mode or campaign mode. When I write Read more…

Embrace your amateurism…

Okay, so I’m cheating. But this message resonates with both my wordinventions brain and my creative reinvention brain, so this post, and a few others upcoming, will be doing double-duty. Go out and be an amateur!

I love this book…

Folks who have followed this blog know of my admiration of Austin Kleon’s work. My favorite of his works is  Show Your Work. Here is the relevant Goodreads page.  Its Kindle price is currently just $1.13. I nabbed it right away. Here’s the Amazon link. [Honest, not an affiliate link! Just Read more…

Curation Friday: Austin Kleon gems…

I confess to allowing my inboxes to be overloaded with quality resources that I don’t consistently pursue. Not so with Austin Kleon’s weekly newsletters… Here are two Austin Kleon items that I vouch for: 1. Working On It [5 Quick Thoughts on Writing] 2. How to Keep Going [Take time to watch Read more…

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…