Tag: teaching

Don’t (Always) Blame Yourself

Don’t (Always) Blame Yourself

| November 10, 2017 | 4 Replies

We recognize that someone has found their voice when their distinctive spiritual or emotional core becomes an inseparable part of their art. Reaching that threshold means letting the concerns and influences of others fall away, so that your own voice is heard clearly. It takes a whole lot of dedication and conviction and hard work […]

Read More

Unproductive Coddling

Unproductive Coddling

| September 29, 2013 | 9 Replies

A few months ago I had the pleasure of being a guest speaker at an outdoor writing workshop. Among the topics brought up in the discussion that ensued was one student’s predisposition for flowery writing laden with positive adjectives, and devoid of narrative that may be perceived as adverse or controversial. The professor, a friend […]

Read More