A Taxonomy of Feedback…

Originally posted on The Philosophy of Contemporary Song:
I had a great time the first week of October workshopping poetry and creative non-fiction with other writers at the St. Augustine Writer’s Conference hosted by Connie May Fowler. The best things I heard there, in no particular order: Sascha Feinstein (poetry and creative non-fiction workshop leader)…

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On Being Creative

This is a somewhat modified repost of an entry originally published in September of 2014. I thought I’d revisit and update it because I’m teaching an introduction to creative writing course this semester, and my class and I have been covering the creative process over the last couple of chapters. Artists and their Art I’mContinue reading “On Being Creative”

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The Art vs. the Business of Writing

The art of (creative) writing involves drawing on your emotional reserves to create something new. It requires an investment in imagination, emotion, and skill. It asks for the force of effort to get a work started followed by perceptive and collaborative resignation once the work starts to take on its own life. It involves aContinue reading “The Art vs. the Business of Writing”

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