Remington Roundup: #Watch, #Listen, #Learn

1960's photo of woman at Remington typewriterThe temps outside are just about awful. I am fully layered, still wearing a house hat, and still pausing in front of every heating vent I pass. So, this is as good a time as any to hunker down with a video, story on audio, and a circle of writers bundled up indoors all the same. Today’s edition of the Remington Roundup offers you links for all three: #Watch, #Listen, #Learn.

Enjoy. And stay warm!


In a few short days, my online course, Flash Nonfiction I: An Introduction* will open. As with all my courses, I like to start each week with a video or podcast that touches on one aspect or another from the week’s lesson. Here’s a peek at what you might see in the course. Not all the videos focus directly on writing, but when we talk about creativity and craft, they almost always apply to story. This one certainly does.

“When one shrinks a craft…into something so tiny, it asks the viewer to imagine how it was done.” ~Althea Crome

* There are still a couple of seats open in the course. Deadline to register is Jan. 5th!


In February, Suzanne Conboy-Hill guest posts about an anthology she’s edited, Let Me Tell You a Story. Published in a unique format, each story and poem seen on the page is paired with an audio track online. With a simple QR code reader, you can listen to the author’s voice while viewing their story in print. I love this concept! Here’s are two short pieces from the collection as a listening teaser:

Stay tuned for February. I can’t wait for you to read more from Suzanne–and, of course, there’s a giveaway!


Red Oak Writing logoAnother online opportunity for deepening your understanding of craft is in Red Oak Writing’s Online Roundtable with Kim Suhr.

I’ve participated in this online critique group before, and it’s a wonderful mix of the face-to-face critique experience with the convenience of online learning. Meaning, you don’t have to live in the Milwaukee metroplex in order to benefit from the camaraderie of seasoned writers and the wisdom of an amazing leader.

“the group camaraderie develops online in much the same way as in an in-person group. And, the highlight has to be Kim…a strong facilitator and great editor, coach and writer.”
~ Pam Parker, Roundtable participant

The Roundtable begins on January 10th and runs for six weeks. Sign up!

What’s on your list for watching, listening, or learning this cold, cold season?

About Christi Craig

Christi Craig is a native Texan living in Wisconsin, working by day as a sign language interpreter and moonlighting as a writer, teacher, and editor. Her stories and essays have appeared online and in print, and she received an Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train's Family Matters Contest, 2010. You can send comments or questions via her contact page.
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