This video presentation shows how writing and drawing are related — for children and for adults.
Education for life.
(posted on Vimeo by Cyra Levenson)
Info on Visual Literacy from ISTE and Edutopia
“Linking maker-based projects to classroom curriculum and academic standards will help ensure that students will learn, but also that the maker movement won’t become just another educational trend.” (Chris O’Brien, a former teacher who helps schools create maker and project-based learning spaces in New York City.)
where you can use the active.
This is one of George Orwell’s six writing rules. Here are the others:
Open Culture link
As always, rules are meant to be contemplated and possibly broken, not followed blindly.
Screencraft has posted philosophical quotes from Bruce Lee — that can be applied to your screenwriting, (or writing), journey.
“Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.”
“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done. Make at least one definite move daily toward your goal.”
Read more of Bruce Lee’s quotes at: Screencraft.
(Bruce Lee standup from Sports Today Shop)
Today’s Assignment: Make a move toward your writing goal today.
To Laura Hammond’s large family, she is simply the mother who makes all their lives run more smoothly. But although they don’t know it, she is a very successful novelist. (imdb)
This 1956 movie is the delightful story of a wife and mother, who is also a fantastic author.
When her agent sets her up in a splendid writing studio, the results are unexpected.
This movie is included in Amazon Prime.
This film is adapted from a play by Felicity Douglas.
The author’s choice of color words portrays the desired image to the reader.
Do you know what colors chartreuse, magenta, and puce are?
Ingrid Sundberg has a great color thesaurus here.
Poster info available here!
Ingrid Sundberg knows colors!
See more from BBC here.
(Artist: Maxfield Parrish)
More from Dave Coverly at speedbump.com.
Note how this quick “fist to five” method of evaluation can apply to any age group!
Watch this short explanatory video from The Teaching Channel.
Don’t miss the ‘Angel Trail’ video at the National Gallery of London.
See the National Gallery on Twitter here.
For the museum link — go here.
1. Watch the youtube video.
2. Consider adding an angel to your writing.
Writers have always been drawn to coffee and coffeehouses.
You can simulate that coffeehouse environment by listening here: here.
Read more from Fordham.edu here.
1. Write in a coffee shop today. This can be real or virtual.
2. Does this environment help or hinder your writing?
3. Do the people you encounter inspire further development of your characters?