This is part two of the series, "So You Want to Tutor?" Prove It Get Them Talking Establishing rapport, in this case, isn’t about selling knives, makeup, or used cars. It’s about breaking the ice a bit, and establishing a common ground. A bit of rapport doesn’t mean finding out their favorite ice cream and … Continue reading So You Want to Tutor? Get Them Talking.
This is part one of the series, "So You Want to Tutor?" Prove It Get Them Talking One day while making my way through the campus swarm I actually noticed one of the school billboards about the Writing Center. I suddenly decided that tutoring writing was my dream job. It was this kind of far-off … Continue reading So You Want to Tutor? Prove It.
Today Ali Cross has been kind enough to feature another blog by yours truly. This one is about Crediting Yourself: an aspect to life that I have found to be crucial for motivation and success. Check out the post at alicross.com or ninjaswrite.com - and if you're a writer yourself, consider joining the dojo!
Having finished Fox Fire, I'm forging straight on to my next novel. I've been writing off and on for fun since High School, but I have almost no experience in actually finishing novels (I love being able to put "almost" in front of that now). This next is called Chasing Clouds, and it is a … Continue reading Six Movies I Wish I’d Written
Umm... Spoiler Warning. Just sayin. Sara and I have (for the most part) gone without TV this month. We decided that there were things we wanted to get accomplished, and that TV was indeed serving as a distraction. So we shut it off for the month, with some built-in exceptions. (E.G. I had just begun … Continue reading Story Lessons from Thanksgiving Movies
Here's the little tricks I've either learned or put to good effect this week; I'm posting them as advice to myself, because I am dense enough to have to learn these things over and over. Start small - a half hour on and five to ten minutes off is a great way to get started, … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Survival: Week One
Sometimes while writing, we know where we eventually want to end up in the story, but get stuck on exactly how to get there. I know my plucky heroine escapes the cyborg ninja, but how? I vaguely know the kind of triumph I want my characters to experience toward the end of the story, but … Continue reading Bridging the Gap (Working Backwards)