My Writing Ethosapproaches & aspirations
1 / DICTIONARIES ARE GOLD
Expand your options
Even if I’m familiar with the definition of a word, I still hit up dictionaries to explore word origins, synonyms and antonyms, and other details. I find these tidbits are always a treasure trove of idea discovery and inspiration.
2 / INCREASE HANDWRITING
Nurture your penmanship
Computer fonts, texting, and keyboarding are convenient. But technically (pun intended), you don’t really need them to write. I encourage you to exercise your own, authentic penmanship. With practice and time, your words will flow with an unrivaled ease every time your pen and paper meet.
3 / FROM THE NON-MACHINE HEART
… and not with or by AI, spiders or bots
All writings are penned by yours truly without the aid of any AI writings tools. Also worth noting is that as I write, I resist “search optimization best practices” as much as possible. This is so I can just be free to express my creative ideas without the constant keyword imposition and mechanized-wranglings “needed” for search findability.
4 / BREAK THE RULES
Think (and write) for yourself
When I write, I make verbs out of nouns, I seldom rely on grammar etiquette, and I don’t follow best practices. This is not to say I can’t stick to the rules. But when I write for myself, I write whatever wants to be written without much care for rules and edicts.
5 / DOODLES MATTER
And scribbles are pictures, too
In my writing world, an image doesn’t always have to be some professionally-shot photo or fine art rendering. Picking up any writing instrument and making a mark of some kind can be an artistic or creative act, and pairing such visuals with creative writings can make for interesting results.