UCLA Extension Writers’ Program is one of my favorite places to teach. It’s run by talented, dedicated professionals who are writers themselves and therefore understand what it takes to put together a successful writing class, as well as how to provide students with the tools to help them thrive as writers.
The program’s newest way of reaching out to students is its inventive Writing Tip video series.
In the Writing Tip series, Writers’ Program instructors share quick tips about how to keep yourself invested in your own writing. For example, poet Rick Bursky offers a wonderful tip about relinquishing whatever constrains your writing and thus release your deepest creative urges:
Poet, fiction, and nonfiction writer Wendy Oleson offers a tip to help you imbue your writing with sensory details:
In my own writing tip, I talk about finding a writing buddy or two to help motivate you to meet your writing goals:
There are more great writing tips in this series, both existing and upcoming, including from writers like the wonderful Mike Buckley. Keep checking in with the Writers’ Program YouTube channel, or search the hashtag #MyWritingTip on Twitter, to both watch more tips and offer your own.
I’d also love to hear your writing tips. Tweet them to me using the hashtag #MyWritingTip, or share them below! (Scroll to the end of the page to comment.)
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