Deliberate Practice: Plain and Fancy Words

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?” ~ Winnie the Pooh One of my favorite books when I was in high school wasn’t a … Continue reading

Deliberate Practice: Willa Cather’s Tantalizing Opening Paragraphs

Jane asked in a comment to a recent post about deliberate practice, “As a beginning writer, may I request, when you have time, a post listing techniques to be addressed?” Scott H. Young has written an excellent piece on Ericsson’s … Continue reading

How will you close in on your 10,000 hours today?

“The people at the top don’t work just harder, or even much harder than everyone else. They work much, much harder.” ~ Malcolm Gladwell In Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell discusses research by K. Anders Ericsson suggesting that … Continue reading