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Teaching Writing

Throughout my life as a student, I was lucky to have had some amazing teachers. A few weeks ago, I got to teach for the first time. It was super scary, and also really great. This is a blog post about what I did during my lesson, and how I got there. It comes to you in two parts: The Lesson (where I go through what we actually did during the 75 minutes), and The Plan (where I discuss how the lesson came to be).

Disclaimer: I am not a qualified teacher. The two exercises mentioned here were appropriated from two lessons I was taught during my MSc in Creative Writing at the University of Edinburgh. Continue reading

The idea needs to exist.
Crafts / Zine

The idea needs to exist.

Ideas happen at the most inconvenient of times. My first zine came into existence during a survey course on English literature, in October 2011. While my lecturer talked about Beowulf, I sat in the first row, drawing a poster in a notebook, creating the zine’s tumblr page on my laptop and tweeting out to my followers on twitter from my phone. Continue reading