creativity · podcasts · progress · stories · writing

Quick update

Hey Readers,

Aiden here. I honestly don’t have too much to say, and I think we can all agree that’s alright sometimes.

I’ve been trying to expand both my, I guess, theoretical as well as practical understanding of writing. One way I’ve attempted this is by listening to a podcast called “Writing Excuses,” which is a marvelous discussion-based production starring several authors, the most notable of which is Brandon Sanderson, of Mistborn, Stormlight Archive, and final Wheel of Time books fame.

They go over all manner of topics relevant to writing, both large (plot, setting) and small (clothing, monsters, food in your stories), and they tend to finish with a writing prompt or “homework assignment.” Amusingly, the first two I listened to this week had prompts that for various reasons I was totally incapable of doing. The one I listened to today, however, was quite fun and had an entertaining exercise at the end.

It felt good to flex those writing muscles, even though I don’t think the prompt will ever become anything. Its just good to know I can do it, you know?

What have you been doing in your lives to strengthen a skill? I’d love to know.

Aiden.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s