writing assignments

Writing Assignment: Write What Comes Next After Overhearing Dialog

08.15.2014 writing

“And that’s why I don’t eat hummus.” If you pay attention, you can hear the most interesting things while out in public. It’s the writer’s prerogative to listen in to conversations and pick up those little things that can find their way into stories and other work. These snippets of conversation and dialog can be fascinating […]

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You Suck At Writing — And That’s OK

07.03.2014 writing

I do not give in to despair when I see bad writing. I’m hopeful when someone makes the effort to write. It’s perfectly OK to suck at writing. It’s just not OK to keep on sucking. And it’s essential to know if you suck or not. How will you know if you suck? You’ll do […]

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Write What You’re Assigned

07.01.2014 writing

It’s really very simple. If you struggle with writing all you have to do is to write what you’re told to write. Label yourself a student. Accept the title. Say it with me, “I am a writing student.” And then, as a student, accept assignments and lessons and complete each in a timely manner. I […]

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Writing Assignment: Write A 50 Year Plan

05.16.2014 writing

Fifty years is a long time, right? No, not so much. A surprising amount of one’s like can flash by in an instant. Without a plan, who knows where you’ll end up? Frankly, even with a plan it’s hard to know where you’ll end up, but you might find it easier to somewhat control your […]

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Writing Assignment: Write About Chicken (Or Chickpeas)

12.06.2013 Food and Cooking

This week I’ve been rather obsessively writing about chicken. I’m continually amazed at how many meals can come from one little bird brought home from the supermarket in a bag. There are a world of possibilities from many simple foods like rotisserie chicken. You just need a bit of imagination and planning. You don’t necessarily […]

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