Julia Dhar: How to Disagree Productively

A TED Talk Project This is one of those notebook/compost heap writings. You’re more than welcome to continue reading, but it’s good to know what you’re reading before you read it. I’m working on a little project that I created for myself in an effort to develop my ability to write more persuasively and with…

Class Notes page 2: Rhetoric Class

These are just my class notes from the Rhetoric Class I’m taking. You are more than welcome to read them, but know that they’re simply notes, rather than a creative thoughtful insightful writing. Notes that I’m adding to my compost heap. Tropes Tropes are any sort of figurative or evocative language Examples of Tropes: Allusion–…

Class Notes page 1: Rhetoric Class

These are just my class notes from my Rhetoric Class. You are more than welcome to read them, but know that they’re simply notes, rather than a creative thoughtful insightful writing. Notes that I’m adding to my compost heap. “In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds….

Benjamin Zander: The Transformative Power of Classical Music

A TED Talk Project This is one of those notebook/compost heap writings. You’re more than welcome to continue reading, but it’s good to know what you’re reading before you read it. I’m working on a little project that I created for myself in an effort to develop my ability to write more persuasively and with…

Notes in my Notebook, aka: Compost Heap

Transparent disclaimer: [Actually, I’m not sure I love the word “disclaimer” for this situation. Disclaimer makes it sound like something I’m apologizing for something and I’m not apologizing, just trying to clarify.] This Blog is unique in the sense that it’s more like a writer’s notebook than it is a writer’s showcase of their writings….

My Writing Compost Heap

It was the author Neil Gaiman on Masterclass who introduced the idea of a writer’s compost to me. In order to get better at sometime you have to spend time doing that thing. I just makes sense. If I want to be a better swimmer, I have to get in the water and swim. If…