Note taking by doodling is fun

Note taking by doodling is fun

From WorldCon 2018 First page of my notes on the Philosophy Meets Science Fiction panel at WorldCon 2018 I thought it might be fun to show some of my other notes that I’ve taken in Notability. I use an iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil, so that makes it easy to...
Doodling in Writing Group

Doodling in Writing Group

How I take notes… Today was a busier than usual day. First I nearly got my Elven Druid killed when she insisted on yelling at the top of her lungs in a cavern where a bunch of people had died. We didn’t die, and she is no longer cursed, so I call...
Feeling good

Feeling good

Sometimes you just need to let out your inner superhero I set a plan to write for an hour today from 10:45am to 11:45am. And I did. 1220 words in my novel are now down on digital “paper.” Next step on my plan is to make and eat lunch. I wonder what I...
Today’s Achievements

Today’s Achievements

I read an article (recommended by a friend in my writing group) today about 10 ways to stay fired up about my writing goals. It was all the things you expect, but in an order that made it more palatable. In other words, “write every day” was not the first suggestion....
Writing Test Questions is Hard

Writing Test Questions is Hard

I’ve known this for a while. I first learned it when I was writing a test for my TEFL students. I had to figure out questions that were hard enough to demonstrate that they understood the material, but not so hard that they would be completely demoralized. I...
Why I Write for Myself First

Why I Write for Myself First

“I give you my word, as a Spaniard.” “No good. I’ve known too many Spaniards.” This was the exchange Inigo and Wesley said to one another after Inigo had cut the rope and Wesley continued climbing up the Cliffs of Insanity in the movie “The Princess Bride.” Inigo...