An impending data download dump of writing wisdom is about to fill my cranium.
On Saturday I leave for a 10-day residency in my MFA in Writing program in Montpelier, Vermont. A number of readers have encouraged me to share some of my experiences and learning as I follow this path, and I intend to do so. And it seems at least one of my soon-to-be classmates was ambitious enough to blog every day from the previous residency.
I don’t think I’ll have the brainpower or energy to pull that off.
You can expect some nice, meaty blog posts in the months following the residency, though, as I impart various nuggets of wisdom, complete with full credit to the original sources.
This blog will continue to have new posts every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, but like Johnny Carson pioneered, the Monday and Wednesday items will be “Best of…” posts, a mix of the popular and ones overlooked deserving of more consideration. For the Creativity Tweets of the Week, I’ll do that more like a sitcom “clip show,” pulling out some of the best links from past posts and forming new lists.
The Vermont College of Fine Arts blog has instructed me to tweet from the residency, even suggesting hashes. I will do my best, but my 43-year-old brain isn’t the best at multitasking, so if it’s a choice between listening to a speaker or cramming something I just heard into 140 characters, I’ll probably favor the former. In fact, I don’t think I’ll tweet much at all. I do love to tweet, but there are a lot of things I love to do (like kissing my wife) that I won’t be able to do during residency.
Wish me luck!