Leaving the Wreck

Don’t look for me and I won’t find you In all your grays and blues crowned in crimson hues Wrapped up in all those lies is a hint of truth Hidden away is all that made you glitter and shine All that made you Christ like and divine Now you’re something else and I am … Continue reading Leaving the Wreck

Writing Prompt: The God-Perspective

Today, we are going to simulate an out-of- body experience through writing. Write a complete narration of a day in your life from an omniscient perspective. Sit beside yourself in your office, home, or wherever you are or were. Observe your mood and activities without interfering (attempting to embellish or exaggerate). Walk with yourself; notice … Continue reading Writing Prompt: The God-Perspective

LitCrawl: People Watching

Playground It is not a fair but children are playing there, On swing sets and red asphalt surrounded by overgrown weeds and tall swaying trees. It is not fair but an elder gentleman sleeps there, In gold buckled black loafers and dress socks, Basketball shorts with his arms folded in a knot. It is a … Continue reading LitCrawl: People Watching

Where the Hell is Larry?

Ways to Stay Engaged with Your Writing Why do we write? Presumably, it is because we have something to say. When the muse kisses us, whether in a classroom, sitting in a garden, at museum, or right before we get out of bed on an early Saturday morning, in an instant we are set alight … Continue reading Where the Hell is Larry?

Writing Prompt: God of War

You are Ares, the Greek god of war, and you work at Home Depot. You have been sent there to learn humility. To test you, Athena, the goddess of wisdom, disguises herself as a 50-year-old housewife who wants to see your manager about the price of a riding mower. She has several Groupons that she … Continue reading Writing Prompt: God of War

Writing Prompt: Empress Wu Zetian

You live in 7th century China during the reign of Empress Wu Zetian. As chief advisor to the empress, your job is to be her eyes and ears among the courtiers. Though she has purged the royal court of those who openly took issue with her legitimacy as a ruler, there are still those that … Continue reading Writing Prompt: Empress Wu Zetian

Writing Prompt: H.M.S. Erebus

You are a crew member of the H.M.S. Erebus which is frozen in an ice trap along the Northern Passage. The captain is dead and half the crew want to leave the ship to search for food. The others do not. What do you do? Want more prompts like this? Join the Write Now Creative … Continue reading Writing Prompt: H.M.S. Erebus

Lit Crawl: Lesson 01

Expected weather: Partial sunshine 76° /32°F with sunshine. If the weather forecast does not drastically change, on Saturday 9/22/18 class will meet at the Missouri Botanical Garden in the main lobby at 9 a.m. Directions will be posted in Slack. If you have any concerns about accessibility or transportation please let me know so that … Continue reading Lit Crawl: Lesson 01

Spring 18′ In-class Final Assignment

  For the final section of our spring workshop, my students and I explored the topic of creative technical writing. We defined what technical writing is, how it is used and identified examples of it in our everyday lives. Consequentially, we also discussed examples of ineffective technical writing, see “How Ikea Instructions Could Go from … Continue reading Spring 18′ In-class Final Assignment