1. Your name and preferred pronoun:
Dave Kueker – last name pronounced “KEY-ker” – he/his
2. What genre(s) and/or medium you write:
Everything in life phases – literally – but now pretty much reporting (non-fiction) scattered over 5 blogs – Input (4) >>> Learner (1) >>> Strategy (2).
ENTP/J = scattered all over the place, wanting to bring order into chaos for smooth running systems and best for all concerned.
3. Whether you write full-time or part-time or as a hobby, or if you’re not a writer at all (and welcome to the non-writers as well! Better-faster applies to everyone.)
As a United Methodist pastor for 41 years with 10 years of graduate school, I write and process all kinds of information all the time as a means to communicate in all the facets of my work.
4. Why you took this class and what you hope to get out of it.
I want to discern the role of writing in my retirement in a few years. And what sort of retirement as a writer. Dump striving, ambition, ego/pride/greed and the shoulds, keep what is fulfilling and fun, understood in the context of my CliftonStrengths 34 and my calling (how God made me). Over the years I’ve accumulated over 2 million words of garbage mostly spread over five blogs which lacks focus and is a godawful mess. It’s like kudzu. With the focus from this class, I hope to refocus on what is of value to me for the rest of my life … including possibly quitting altogether and just rereading every book I’ve ever loved.
I regret being an example, perhaps, of everything NOT to do in building a writing career, but my need to clarify 50+ years of writing life fits very perfectly with the themes of what I need to quit, burnout, writer’s block, etc., which Becca writes about.
5. What do you want to have accomplished by this time next year?
See #4. I want to understand what is needed to fulfill my identity (tasks, lists, closure), and the genre of writing will bring great pleasure to me for the remainder of my life.
And then something cool or funny or funky about you. Could be anything. Surprise me. J
I’LL STAY WITH YOU July 1996 by Dave Kueker A Song for Weddings – (tune for verses: Abide with Me)
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MY STRATEGY: (Application)
What gets my attention?
Do I understand the need or problem?
Do I understand the potential solution?
Do I understand how to apply that strategy?
What questions do I have for the experts? What might be the answers?
Who needs to hear this?
What do I do next?
SOURCES – Footnotes:
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