After a lot of research, thought, and basically just trying to figure out what is realistic, I think I've finally come up with a learning plan that works for me. The basic framework for the plan comes partially from Dorothy Sayers' essay "The Lost Tools of Learning", and partially from an adapted version of a … Continue reading A realistic learning plan
Last night my bedtime reading was "The Lost Tools of Learning", a speech given by Dorothy Sayers in Oxford, 1947. You can buy a copy very cheaply online as an ebook, or you can also find it for free with a quick Google search. The copy I accessed was found through Trivium Education's website, and … Continue reading The Lost Tools of Learning
Actually not that different. If you've been to my page before you may notice it has changed, for the first time in about 12 months. There are certainly fewer cobwebs. I haven't written any fiction in almost a year. My novel, Rule Britannia is still sitting here, edited, revised, re-edited... this is just the cycle … Continue reading And now for something completely different.
I’ve met some writers who read writing craft books religiously, and others who swear off them completely (in favour of learning from published authors in their preferred genre), and the middle ground who cherry-pick as needed. If I had to categorise myself at all, I’d say I’m a cherry-picker. I find books on ‘how to … Continue reading Reading about Writing