Creating my own curriculum I’d like to do a Masters degree in Creative Writing. It’s not the right time. I definitely want to practise studying before I leap into the fray *and* there are a bunch of resources I want to check out. So, it just made sense to me to create my own curriculum […]
Posts in the Writing category:
I’m writing speculative fiction, a novel, about a scientist, an artist and a dragon.
Around that, I’m occasionally writing a collection of tree poems and a secular companion to The Artist’s Way.
One of a dozen writers selected for The Future is Back creative writing scheme in 2019.
Continuously practising being more disciplined. I write a lot about that. Things have helped me (and continue to do so):
- Bullet journalling
- The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
- Liberating Structures
- Learning How to Learn on Coursera
- You Need A Budget (YNAB)
- Agile principles
- National Novel Writing Month (November) and Preptober (schedule, novelcraft & writer’s guide)
- GROW method for goals & tasks
I’m creating my own curriculum as preparation for a Creative Writing MA.
Amongst LiLi’s other projects are:
- Eating Without Spoons – a recipe book for eating well when fatigued: Wholefood plant-based recipes and shortcuts. Your guide to healthier options when fatigued.
Writing books using agile principles
I’m using agile principles for writing. I decided to inspect what I’m doing: Looking at what I apply in my writing practice, as well as how and why. Because I’m writing 3 books and I want to get better at it. I approached this in different ways. I cover a few at the end of […]
How to THRIVE in November with Nanowrimo
Survival kits are really valuable, I particularly love Rachael Stephen’s Nanowrimo survival kit. But I don’t want to just survive November, I want to thrive in it. I want to enjoy the experience, to be happy and healthy. If I’ve written 50K words by the end of November, but I’m a desiccated husk of a […]
Rescuing time: How I became a time scavenger for writing
How I did with my goals for this week, details about my writing process, all about the benefits of rewards and, of course, next week’s goals. Time was a serious focus for me this week, and that made the world of difference. Goals for this week ✔️ Write my (morning) pages: 750 words daily I […]
On the Importance of Wellbeing, Sustainability & Perseverance for Writing
Today I’m writing about the importance of wellbeing, sustainability and perseverance. How each of these is necessary for writing, and how critical people are for each of those 3 areas. It boils down to this: Nurturing established friendships + Developing new connections = Better life balance Wellbeing = Food & water + Sleep + Plants Sustainability = […]
From 0 to 50K: How I’m preparing to win NaNoWriMo
This article is about my experience of preparing for NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month. It’s a challenge to write a 50K word story in November – everyone who does that, wins! I hope that reading about the people & things helping me with writing will help you too. I got excited about NaNoWriMo 2018 when […]