Summer in Santa Fe
Today I registered for the Summer in Santa Fe program. I will spend August 3rd through 10th in Santa Fe, New Mexico earning 3 credit hours for a course entitled “Storytelling in the Land of Enchantment.” Gay title, I know, but the class looks cool as hell. Here is the course description from 2007 (presumably it hasn’t changed much):New directions and new experiences, from the...
Cutting the fat
There is a lesson taught in writing called “cutting the fat.” If there is a line, passage, scene, character or any other aspect of your piece that does not serve a purpose — cut it out. It makes your writing solid and cohesive, with only the most important and meaningful words, characters and events included. It takes away any distracting clutter and (continuing with the...
I’m back in Norman. I’m going to live on my futon in my pajamas for the next four or five days. My brain needs to recoup. My vagina needs to bleed. And hopefully by next Tuesday I will be fully recovered and ready for class. I’m considering a fast. Then maybe I would feel cleansed and refreshed. I’m worn out.