I have learned how reading about nature and spending more time outside with natural things will give me materials and subjects for writing. I will pay better attention, keep notes, and take more pictures. There is non-fiction and fiction writing, and I have practiced both of them. I seem to do better with fiction writing, but I need to get better at non-fiction because that is what I want to do more of. We read some interesting examples and then wrote some of our own. I may share them someday; some seem quite good, thank you.
I also might share some of the poetry I wrote - or maybe not. While I learned a good deal about poetry, and read many fine examples of nature and environmental poetry, I still need much help and practice. I have two new books with many examples and I will continue to practice. I did write a few poems, but poetry is a lot more than just rhyme and I still don’t “get it” much.
Now we are studying blogs and investigating what our own blog might be like. I used our blog about you all as an example; we have had plenty of practice and some modest success. Perhaps I will branch out and build a blog more about Nature and the Environment too. That will be a broader audience and I will need to learn and use techniques for acquiring new followers and keeping their attention. I will be using it to educate, that is my mission.
We are also studying how to be published. This is a big subject and I have much thinking to do there, it is a daunting task and there are many ways to be published besides as a best-selling author. I need a “plan” and that is my current assignment so I better hop to and get to work on that! It’s a bit of a mystery to me right now.
You may now resume your normal chewing, thumping, pooping and general disapproving. Thank you for your attention. - RG
"Are you kidding me RG? WE should care about this? Come back when you have a symphony and you BETTER BRING TREATS" - THE Princess