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
The Frontal Cortex – blog on Art Education
Boxing the Octopus – books and writing
Living Words – writing to improve lives
Writing Forward – creative writing
Don’t think – just write
Writing Exercises – POE WAR
Robert L. Fielding