I haven't been spending all my time breathing smoke and complaining about being tired since the New Year. While I haven't been following a formal plan I have still been reading each evening. Earlier this month I procured myself a copy of Discourses on Painting and the Fine Arts, delivered at the Royal Academy, by … Continue reading Homework Friday – Learning like the Old Masters.
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
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