Let Me Introduce Myself

By Tom Johnson, September 14, 2009 5:01 PM

I’m Tom Johnson. I’m a writer and consultant working with the Northern Kentucky Writing Project on this blog and some other things. You’re going to see me slouching around, posting interesting things I run across on the web and commenting on the nature of writing and creative processes. If you’ve got questions, you can reach me either through the blog’s comments or by emailing me: Johnson.TomJ@gmail.com. If you come across something helpful, post it for discussion as well.

Rule #1 of this blog: what you post doesn’t have to be of epic importance.  A link, a photo, a casual observation: what is interesting to you is likely interesting to your fellow fellows. Don’t spend a half-hour carefully crafting every post. If you do, you’ll post seldom. There’s a quick post function at the top of the page for a reason.

There are several different ways of thinking about the Writing Project and what you’re doing with it. It’s a research project, an experience of professional development, a way of improving the education of your students. I think of it as a creative project, with the result being the presentation you’re going to make to your peers next year. That’s the type of input I’m going to have, kibbitzing as if the point of the entire year’s work is an entertaining and informative live performance.

Obviously, there’s a lot more to what you’re doing than that, but if you remember that you’re going to have to present what you’ve learned going along, it will bring a measure of focus to your process. Or so I will lead you believe.

See you around the blog.

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