Sound of Paper: 10 things I could learn about

This is part of my work in the Julia Cameron Artist’s Way series. The work this time is from the book the Sound of Paper. The responses are self-examinations and assessments based on work through a daily series of exercises. While I do keep some material offline as it can be very personal and jarring, I often opt to be fairly open about my experiences, both positive and negative.


A list of things I could learn about as I hone my craft of writing and related creativity:

I could learn more about…

  1. Sketching/drawing skills. A formal class would do me good.
  2. Sewing techniques – I’d be a better fashion blogger if I understood more about clothing construction.
  3. Business development and planning.
  4. Photography – there’s always more to learn there, even with my S90 point and shoot.
  5. Documentary making. I need a filmographer to partner me for my book project, and the better I understand the process, the better a partner I can choose.
  6. Poetry. I really want to take a poetry class as it tends to make the rest of my writing much better.
  7. Gardening. My tomato plants have yellow spots on the leaves, and I’m bewildered. Maybe a switch to liquid fertilizer? Tomato spikes? Already?
  8. Design, in general.
  9. CSS/HTML and related computer type stuff.
  10. Book marketing, and making that all work. I’ve done a round of self-education, but it really is hard to keep up.