Hello, everyone! I published this post originally on November 12, 2014, and it is still relevant today, so I am posting it again. – Heather, 11/8/16 During National Novel Writing Month, millions of words are arranged and re-arranged to form novels of many genres. People fire up their device of choice, sharpen their pencils,Read more
Freshman year of high school was terrifying. People seem incredulous when I tell them that, of all the years of schooling I have had, that year was the hardest. After all, it was high school. What could be so tough about that? As my Grandmom used to say with a huge sigh, “Well…!” The firstRead more
Follow this post as I learn how to write a sonnet. I cannot promise it will be a good sonnet, but nonetheless, it will be one.
[Tweet “A NaNoWrimo Pep Talk from Jim Butcher“]Jim Butcher, author of The Dresden Files, is my all-time favorite author. Deborah Harkness is a very close second, as is Diana Gabaldon, but Jim’s books are ones that I could read and listen to for the rest of my life and never ever get tired of hisRead more
This poem was part of a deep conversation I was privy to the other night. I thought I would share it with you! I sourced the poem from here. MY friend, the things that do attain The happy life be these, I find: The riches left, not got with pain; The fruitful ground; the quietRead more
I created this video using VideoScribe after thinking about the Common Core State Standards and teaching writing.
The Good-Morrow by John Donne createsend.com/t /y-21A0E65B6E… What a beautiful poem! The Good-Morrow John Donne I wonder by my troth, what thou and I Did, till we loved? Were we not wean’d till then? But suck’d on country pleasures, childishly? Or snorted we in the Seven Sleepers’ den? ‘Twas so; but this, all pleasures fanciesRead more