This post can safely be ignored. I’m simply testing to see if I can successfully embed an image in a post and have it propagate to all the various sites that carry this blog. Continue reading
So, as I’ve mentioned, I had the opportunity to teach a summer intensive for incoming Freshmen again this year. It’s officially an English class, but the curriculum is much more oriented to teach how college is different from high school. High school nowadays, regardless of what we think about it, is about teaching kids to take a standardized test. College? Not so much. Life? Life rarely involves a standardized test. Writing?
There are no standardized tests in creative writing. Continue reading
(Gave the students a low-stress assignment last night, so I can steal a few minutes to blog.)
Recently, a lot of respected science fiction writers have been showing their asses in public. Not literally, of course. At least, not that I know of. But we seem to be going through a cycle where poor behavior — especially online — is again becoming quite normal. So what gives? Are all science fiction writers intolerant jerks?
Yes. Yes, we are. In fact, our favorite pastime at cons is to sit around the green room comparing restraining orders. Sound absurd? Well, it is. But I make my point. Continue reading
Currently teaching two sections of an incredibly intensive (3 weeks, 1.4 semester units each) English class for incoming freshman. Will blog more when I come up for air. In the meantime, keep writing!
I’m at Westercon right now, so I’m keeping this short. But I just wanted to note that there are a couple of writers whose works I’m definitely going to be looking up when I get home, simply because I’ve watched them be totally awesome in some way or another. Keep it classy, folks! It turns spectators into readers, and readers into fans.