TENDING TO THE CRAFT...

Finally got a much needed and sought after songwriting night! This came about completely by accident with a lovely story to go along with it. One day my son calls with a request from left field. “Daddy can you come for my first day of school”. Mind you, he lives in Maryland… clear across the country! Without hesitation I say, “of course”… Fast forward a month, I make the trip across the country by car, mainly because I’m a complete nutcase! However, I wasn’t crazy enough not to bring every acoustic guitar I own. 

That’s how I found myself lodging at a dear friends house in Delaware for two weeks, where one night I had the house completely to myself. Out in the countryside, rain storm howling… I pulled out all the guitars and sat down to finish up some songs I had been working on. Nothing but the sound of acoustic guitars and my voice singing into the night filled the air. It was fantastic to be able to pull out all the tools so every part of the machine can get oiled up… We have to always have time, make space and find solitude to tend to our craft. I can’t wait to share these new songs with the world both live and through upcoming recordings.

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  • Deanna Friel

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    I also agree that “specific, honest” praise (Hughes) can teach as much critique. Writers need to know why and how their words are impacting others. I noticed my training really strongly in a graduate course in research methods I’m currently taking (the first course I’m taking as an assistant professor). We had to critique each others research field notes, and my instincts, rather than critique, were to praise the sections I liked. The professor did point out areas for improvement, but I felt that each student was impacted even more strongly by having us all talk through the sentences or sections that were working well. These are some lovely reflections on resonances between creative writing and writing centers. I’m especially taken with how you put the idea that “writing centers and creative writing workshops both cultivate a sustained attention to writing as a craft—writing as a practice, a labor, an art.”Thank you for sharing your article about TENDING TO THE CRAFT...If You interested to know more information please visit http://onedaytop.com/back-sms-messages-android-phone/

    I also agree that “specific, honest” praise (Hughes) can teach as much critique. Writers need to know why and how their words are impacting others. I noticed my training really strongly in a graduate course in research methods I’m currently taking (the first course I’m taking as an assistant professor). We had to critique each others research field notes, and my instincts, rather than critique, were to praise the sections I liked. The professor did point out areas for improvement, but I felt that each student was impacted even more strongly by having us all talk through the sentences or sections that were working well. These are some lovely reflections on resonances between creative writing and writing centers. I’m especially taken with how you put the idea that “writing centers and creative writing workshops both cultivate a sustained attention to writing as a craft—writing as a practice, a labor, an art.”Thank you for sharing your article about TENDING TO THE CRAFT...If You interested to know more information please visit http://onedaytop.com/back-sms-messages-android-phone/

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