Writing is hard: True fact. You have to organize your thoughts more clearly than if you were just talking, because when you talk you can backtrack and fill in details that you left out. Writing has to be more organized than that. The first draft is allowed to be a mess! Student tried to get… Read More The Dreaded First Draft
It is important to eat breakfast, it starts your day off energized. If you mentally reserved some food for later… Maybe put it in a bag with your name or in some way label it, because family and friends can -not- read your mental reservations. As some people learn the hard way. Mental Telepathy =… Read More Upon Missing Breakfast
Published articles this summer: 2. Word count toward new articles this summer: 0. I blame the humidity. As motivation toward a new article, I found a widget! (Credit where credit is due: someone else found it for me.) Word Count Widgets Article target goal ~ 2K, daily goal = 500 words. <img src=”http://wordmeter.herokuapp.com/meter/words=400&target=2000″> When the… Read More Publishing!
“I got to the end of 12 pages. I’m done writing, right?” Students sometimes need a little help with organizing their papers. Do the words say what Student meant to say? Are all the ideas about SubTopic A near each other, or are they mixed in with SubTopics B & C? If so, was that… Read More Student, did you read what you wrote?
The real question: How do you google for these bubble people? I can never find them on purpose. You know what’s the most fun about writing a multi-path book? Making all the paths! It’s like a book specially designed for ADHD writers! Boing boing boing here I am all over the place You know what… Read More Tutor vs Choose Your Own Adventure
End of semester: Take Poetry Less Seriously Day The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost Hear it read over here! Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in… Read More Robert Frost & the Fork in the Road
Student had to write an essay about something not school-related that he is passionate about. Am I supposed to use personal pronouns in this essay about myself? Oh, the dreaded Personal Pronoun rule. If one is writing about a general topic, then the Point of View should also be general, which means not using personal… Read More Tutor vs The Personal Pronoun Take II