Since i forgot to post prompts last week, i’ll go ahead and give you some conversation starters from both weeks (chapters 10-13). Sorry about that!
From chapters 10-11: When you’re casting about for a hero to emulate, what is it about your their work that speaks to you? How can emulating them help you grow? How can it keep you from g…[Read more]
You both said the word “clues” and the word “freeing” in your posts. i love that.
Tim, it’s funny you mention research, as i’m teaching a 9th-grade English student and we’re talking a l…[Read more]
This week’s reading (chapters 8-9) prompted the following questions for me.
Andrew talks in chapter 8 about the difference between songwriting and novel-writing, and how there are some things they both require: work, imagination, creativity (surprisingly, these are different!), courage, revision, and collaboration. Which of these is most…[Read more]
Ah! i loved that, too! i love that arch, but had never imagined it like an empty tomb. That’s something that requires a specific vantage point to see, you know? Any arch could do that, but only eyes trained to think in Resurrection ways, looking out at the right time at from the right angle, could see it. Even then, it may take a poet who knows…[Read more]
Hey all! i’m sorry i’ve been so absent this week—i’ve got a paper due tomorrow and have been super busy with that and other things. i promise i’ll be back to discuss with you.
For today, there’s a new excerpt up at the Wingfeather site (http://wingfeathersaga.com/adorning-the-dark-week-3/ if that link will work!), and a few discussion questions a…[Read more]
@alind, that sounds so much like some of what i was reading in chapter 5 this morning! i just came over here to let folks know that there is a new excerpt and discussion over at the Wingfeather site, and one of the questions i posted was:
“Andrew talks a lot in chapter 5 about self-consciousness and self-expression, and says that although self…[Read more]
If you guys would like to follow along with the creative prompts i’m posting at the Wingfeather site, today’s is up. i can’t get the URL to post here (i suspect the huge burden of spam our poor Hutchmaster has to contend with means he’s had to change a setting), but you can find it at Wingfeather Saga dot…[Read more]
This has really been on my mind lately, especially as i’ve been thinking about my thesis. i can geek out about any number of things—weirdypants stuff the Samuel scribes do, interesting connections between Hebrew and Akkadian and the Budge-Nuzzard, the intersection of stage plays and apocalypse, you know. But what does my own community need f…[Read more]
Those phrases really stood out to me, too. There are a lot of areas where i know i’m not as well-read or as able to formulate beautiful, sharp, clear prose as other writers i know. But i also know that i synthesize things in a way that’s totally different from the way those writers would, just because we have a different mix of influences, or…[Read more]
Hey all! It’s October 28, so let’s get started! i’ve posted an excerpt over at the Wingfeather site, which you can read here.
Discussion questions for this week (and please, please feel free to add your own!):
What stood out to you in this week’s reading? What of Andrew’s experiences sounded familiar? What’s different?
Why do you write?
Hey all, i’m planning an online book club for AP’s new book Adorning the Dark over at the Wingfeather site, and was kindly swindled into hosting discussions here, too. 🙂 (If you’re part of Jonathan Rogers’ “The Habit” community, that is another book discussion option!) i’ve read through the whole thing already and there’s a ton of good stuff to…[Read more]
Laure Hittle commented on the post, In the Beginning: An Excerpt from <em>Adorning the Dark</em> 2 months ago
i love this so much, Andrew.
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