Tag Archives: the Writing Habit class

Writing Students Score Success with Stars (and Other Tricks to Track Your Writing)


Last year, I took a risk with students in my Writing Habit class. I gave them a simple table to track what they do for Process, Product Time and Self-care (the three habits that are the bedrock of this class and my own writing practice). Here’s the risky part: I also gave them a sheet […]

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Writing Classes Worth Paying For


With all those free writing classes to choose from at the libraries, why pay for a class? Because multi-week Loft classes give you what the free ones can’t: consistency, continuity and more content. Consistent Practice Builds Habits You Can Count On My Writing Habit class, for example, gives you a chance to experiment and fine-tune […]

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Step Away From the Marshmallow Part 2


In more recent versions of the Marshmallow Test, Walter Mischel tells children to pretend the marshmallow is only a picture of a marshmallow or a fluffy cloud. The children who employ their imagination could wait three times longer than kids who didn’t use their imagination. “Once you realize that will power is just a matter […]

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The Right to Write What’s Right for You


Identify the Opportunity and Desire Take a few minutes to complete this sentence (on the page or screen or in your head): “I want to write…” Did you write mainly about what content you want to write (e.g. a story about a rodeo clown, or poetry that moves people to tears, or an essay about […]

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Announcements for Minnesota Writers


  The Loft Literary Center invites you to the Open House  on Saturday, August 28 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Open Book, 1011 Washington Avenue, Minneapolis. You can attend mini-sessions with Loft instructors, chat with instructors at “Table-Talks” in the Commons, ask Loft staff members questions, have a little snack, and talk to […]

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Openings and Opportunities


Openings and opportunities for writers who want accountability and encouragement to honor their commitments, reach their targets and accomplish goals.

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