Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Writing It Real, website of Sheila Bender, is a treasure trove of information for writers. Sheila offers articles, videos, contests, personal coaching and (my favorite) classes on writing. I've taken her personal essay class three times. It's on-line so I can take it in my pajamas, with no make-up and my cat on my lap on a bad hair day. Sheila has a unique style of critique for her students to follow as they read one another's writing:
1. List "Velcro words--words or phrases from the essay that stuck with you;
2. Mention what you liked about the essay, how it affected you;
3. List questions that may guide the writer in rethinking or adding to the essay.
Whether you're a beginning writer or one with extensive experience, you'll find something of value in this website.
Posted by thelmaz at 6:56 PM