I found out earlier in the week that WorldWideLearn.com put me on a list of the top 50 creative writing professors on Twitter. I’d never even consider myself in the same stratosphere as some of the other names on that list, so I’m extremely humbled. Given that and the mention on BoingBoing last month, I’m feeling like a real blogger. By which I mean, I feel a tremendous amount of guilt about not writing more.
Good Writer, Bad Writer
Good writer, bad writer reflects the philosophy behind the first writing lesson I attempt to teach students. Too many of them come into college believing that their writing abilities are set in stone. The bad writers continue to struggle, and the good writers don't take enough risks in their writing, figuring that any misstep will throw them back into the "bad writer" category.
Good writer, bad writer is my attempt to break the power of that dichotomy. On here, I share the lessons and attitudes that I teach, but I also talk about the attitudes I have towards my own writing since many of those have informed my own teaching. Thanks for visiting.