Five Things We Learned At Clarion, Part 4

How useful is Clarion?  Well, after three days of people telling us what they’ve learned at Clarion, there are still more people chiming in with their hard-earned wisdom! Emily Jiang Week 1: Embrace your weirdness. Transform your poems into arias, and sing. If you’ve always lived in mainstream communities where you’ve been constantly told that…… Continue reading Five Things We Learned At Clarion, Part 4

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Five Things We Learned At Clarion, Part 3

The writer-advice that Jim Kelly created keeps on comin’!  What did our writers learn at the Clarion Workshop?  Amazingly, there’s very little overlap with what others have said, proving that Clarion is a deeply personal experience: Nicole Taylor No one is going to give you permission to be a writer. Don’t wait for some magical…… Continue reading Five Things We Learned At Clarion, Part 3

Five Things We Learned at Clarion, Part 2

Yesterday, I posted some of the lists generated when Jim Kelly asked former students about the five things we learned at Clarion.  There was some fantastic writing advice in there – so we got some more of the lists! As always, if you’ve written your own list and wouldn’t mind having it reposted here, leave…… Continue reading Five Things We Learned at Clarion, Part 2

Five Things We Learned At Clarion, Part 1

It all started on Facebook, when Clarion alumnus and teacher Jim Kelly posted this: The Clarion Writers workshops http://clarion.ucsd.edu/ and http://www.clarionwest.org/ are now taking applications. How about sharing five things you learned at Clarion? 1) It’s never too soon to start foreshadowing. 2) Adverbs are the enemy. 3) If possible, pick a life partner with…… Continue reading Five Things We Learned At Clarion, Part 1