ROBERT LESLIE FIELDING
Be kind to everyone you meet.
You may never see them again.

Write to be read - be better than you need to be!

 

 

This is a page I have saved for myself - it encapsulates all the things I think are wrong with how writing is taught, how it is thought of, how it is done, and what it can do for the person who writes - whether she calls her herself a writer or not.  The trouble with writing is that nobody thinks they will be any good at it.  It's almost as if we compare ourselves to great novellists and realize that we will never be able to do that.

Take a look at the sites linked below.

One must be drenched in words, literally soaked in them, to have the right ones form themselves into the proper patterns at the right moment."   ~ Hart Crane, American Poet (1899-1932)

How art training improves cognition

http://www.dana.org/news/cerebrum/detail.aspx?id=23206

The Frontal Cortex – blog on Art Education

http://scienceblogs.com/cortex/2009/11/arts_education_2.php

Boxing the Octopus – books and writing

http://www.boxocto.com/2008/06/fringe-benefits-of-creative-writing.html

Living Words – writing to improve lives

http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy&hl=en&biw=1003&bih=597&source=hp&q=advantages+of+imaginative+writing&aq=&aqi=&aql=&oq=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=4d35d24715f8e46b

Writing exercises

http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy&hl=en&biw=1003&bih=597&source=hp&q=advantages+of+imaginative+writing&aq=&aqi=&aql=&oq=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=4d35d24715f8e46b

Writing Forward – creative writing

http://www.writingforward.com/category/writing_exercises/writing-exercises

Don’t think – just write

http://www.writingforward.com/category/writing_exercises/writing-exercises

Writing Exercises – POE WAR

http://www.poewar.com/fifteen-craft-exercises-for-writers/

 

Robert L. Fielding