Monthly Archives: August 2010

Departure from Controlled Flight

My hang-gliding instructor introduced me to the ominous term I’ve hijacked for the title of this post; ‘DCF’. Not good. There are many ways to get there; trying too hard, not trying hard enough…equipment failure…Many ways to get to DCF. I think the same of writing. In fact, considering how much there is to go wrong in writing, it’s a wonder it ever works at all.

How Will I Know?

“How will I know what I think until I see what I write?” I’ve always loved this quote because it makes the link between writing and thinking rather explicit.  That’s important when working with students or developing writers.  Because we…