Last week, I burbled about the importance of holding on to your writing loosely; accepting the fact that no two people will read the same work. But that's not to say that you can simply let go of your writing, and not have anything to say since "after all, people will only see what they … Continue reading But Don’t Let Go.
"Shut your mouth; open your eyes and ears. Take in what is there and give no thought to what might have been or what is somewhere else." --C.S. Lewis I believe this quote is from "Surprised by Joy"... but don't quote me on that. At any rate, it's a good thing to remember.
Okay, now that old song will be stuck in my head for a week. And probably yours too. Apologies. Lately, my Shakespeare class has been focused on the responsibilities of editors, both in the Early Modern period and today. We even got the chance to role-play as editors ourselves, making choices about which version of a … Continue reading Hold On Loosely.
I found another untranslatable word! It's Dutch this time, and I love it. uitwaaien (OUT-vwy-ehn) Essentially, it refers to getting out in the countryside and breathing fresh air to clear your head. Always an excellent practice. But apparently it's literal translation is "to walk in the wind", and if that isn't lovely, I don't know … Continue reading Walking in the Wind.
I think this might turn into a Shakespeare blog for the duration of my class. Bear with me. I've been doing slightly better at balancing my responsibilities this week, but I still haven't gotten through the 51 Dramatic Situations, much less figured out how to condense them into a single blog post. However, I had … Continue reading Taming Godzilla.
As I've mentioned in last week's post, I'm in the middle of a distractingly amazing Shakespeare class. One of the loveliest parts of the whole experience is the people I've been able to interact with. We all have Shakespeare in common, but otherwise the diversity is incredible. I've met a retired lawyer from Cheltenham, a … Continue reading Featuring: Sonnets in Colour.
It has been a distracting week. I haven't done as much writing as I planned, much less gotten through 51 dramatic situations. So I guess I won't be writing about those today, as I planned. Time to improvise. I know! I'll write you guys a horrible cinquain: Because My Shakespeare class Is simply wonderful, I … Continue reading Oh Dear.
How the heck is it September? Answer me that, people. The upside is that it's time for another film score from Adam Young. I love these. They're beautiful, they're inspiring, and they make blogging on busy days so much easier. This one is actually based on Sherman's March to the Sea, but he left all … Continue reading Music for Autumn Walks.
Last week, I promised to update you all on my progress with using Story Structure Architect plan my next writing project. And so far, I'm happy to report, things are going swimmingly. This week, my focus has been on learning about the 11 "Master Structures," and structuring my story accordingly. Without completely regurgitating the book, … Continue reading Architectural Structures.