Writing as unschooling

In Which endever* discusses the connections between unschooling and being a writer.

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Hi there, endever* here! I’d like to talk a little today about writing as a form of self-directed learning.

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Image description: pencil drawing of an octopus holding several open books

Never heard of the concept? It’s most frequently discussed in reference to “school-age” youth, generally as a subtype of homeschooling or as a value held by an alternative school. In the context of young people’s lives I consider unschooling necessary to anti-ageist revolution, something dear to my heart. Extrapolated to usage across the lifespan, it has a lot to do with a deliberate, holistic commitment to lifelong learning.

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Suggestions and Ideas for the Wary Author.

Tips for Octopi on methods of discretion while researching.

In this day and age, it becomes a sensible precaution for the aspiring Evil Author to take a few extra measures to ensure privacy and discretion in the pursuit of research. Should the hapless outsider discover an Evil Author’s internet queries out of context, for example, the author might be suspected of plotting deeds most foul in the physical world, rather than merely bringing suffering and excitement to the world of their own creation. Such unpleasantness should be avoided, as it only serves as a distraction from precious time which should rightly be spent writing.¬†Fortunately, my dear octopi, endever* and I (GeGi) have decided to compile a few¬†helpful suggestions to aid you in this avoidance.

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image: photo of tiny orange octopus sitting on the back of a SCUBA diver’s hand, one tentacle upraise; caption “Onward Human, To Glory!”

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