Busy day today, so I’m dropping in for just a short update here and then more prep for tomorrow’s Passover dinner.
Steve and I are thinking through a system of intelligent curation of information coming into our lives. Too much of what we talk about upsets us. So we may increase the amount of time we spend learning about writing and other topics and decrease the amount of news.
A friend asked me what I thought about a writing education program and I wrote a long letter to her describing how I analyze writing programs these days. It was a very cleansing letter to write. There was a lot about how I analyze writing goals, which I may talk about in the future here. But what I think is the most important part of what I said is this:
The world is awash in writing courses. Ask these questions of each course:
- Who is teaching it?
- What are their credentials?
- Do they write what you want to write?
- Are they successfully achieving the same goal you want to achieve?
- Have you checked the Writer Beware website to check for scammers and fraudsters? https://accrispin.blogspot.com
I also think that having a variety of teachers is helpful. Everyone has a different slant and you never know which will speak most eloquently to you.
Be well, friends! And stay well.