Well, you guessed it! There was no class on 16th. Dan and I were the only ones who were not involved with vacation, hiking, long car trips, etc …
Pagosa Springs was beautiful this Monday, April 9th, 2012. It was a warm, sunny beautiful day with soft white clouds scattered throughout the deep blue sky. Everyone I met the entire day seemed to be cheerful and in great spirits and the number of participants in the Write Along the Write path workshop doubled! It was simply a wonderful day!
Here are the basic guidelines that we follow in Write Along the Write Path:
Academic writing includes a formal tone, use of the third-person rather than first-person perspective, clear focus on the issue or topic rather than the author’s opinion, and precise word choice. Writers employing the formal academic style avoid jargon, slang, and abbreviations. It is easy, in everyday writing, to come off as a pompous person if you sling big or less often used words around carelessly, but in the academia world it is expected that a person know and utilize a vast vocabulary.
Considering that the weather turned from beautiful spring days to a spring snow storm, I thought no one would show up for the Write Along the Write Path Workshop. I was surprised. Two residents from Pagosa Springs, Colorado attended the first workshop and participated in two writing activities and a very short grammar lesson.
Free Flow Writing
Write Along the Write path focuses on free flow writing. So, during our writing activities we write for a solid 15 minutes. No correcting grammar or re-reading – just writing what comes to our minds. This practice removes blocks from our minds, quiets the internal censure and increases our creativity.