Archive | November, 2012

Are We Living a Golden Age of Creative Instruction?

So the countdown begins. Having been admitted to her art college of choice, in a few months my daughter will be a 10-hour drive away, living artistic instruction day and night. It’s a dream for her, and I’m thrilled (my pocketbook is perhaps less so). I’m also a bit envious–at how clear her creative path […]

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The Next Big Thing: Breaking the Rules

I have a congenital allergy to blog chains. But I’m loading up on as much pseudoephedrine as the pharmacist can legally sell me (no, I don’t run a meth lab) to participate in “Then Next Big Thing: My New Project” chain. I am to discuss my big writing project, then pass the task on to […]

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Creativity Tweets of the Week – November 17, 2012

Don’t worry, U.S. readers, you’ll still have time to get the turkey for Thursday even if you take the time to read the posts I’m linking to on creativity and writing in my latest Creativity Tweets of the Week. (For my many readers outside the U.S., do you celebrate holidays that seem to exist for […]

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Get Ready for Another MFA Brain Dump

As I wrap up my third semester in my MFA in Writing program with the Vermont College of Fine Arts, I am beginning to prep for my next residency. Longtime readers of The Artist’s Road will know that means another spate of MFA Nuggets. Each day during my 10-day residencies, I post nuggets I’ve learned […]

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When the End of the Road is Just the Beginning

I just now, moments ago, finished the first draft of the last chapter of my book-length memoir. I am alone in my basement, full of joy and excitement and wonder, but I am not alone, because I know that the readers of this blog are with me. I still have a ways to go on […]

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