My Dear Semicolon, As an English teacher, writer, and aficionado of language in general, I’d be lost without all of you, my dear marks of punctuation; I savor the subtle differences you tiny marks make in my writing. I try to love you all equally; however, I find that you, my dear oft misunderstood semicolon,… Read More My Dear Semicolon:
First, I’d like to say a deep-felt THANK YOU to Debbie at Debbie Dey WRITES for nominating me for a Blogger Recognition Award. This is especially cool since Debbie is herself a very accomplished writer. I especially want to send you to “Hook ’em with a Quote” where Debbie talks about moving in the freelance… Read More Thank you!
I’m unusually resistant to change in some ways. My writing is one of these. Since the earliest days of the word processor, I have preferred composing directly on the computer to writing anything out by hand. Most of my pre-writing is done as a “background application” running in my unquiet mind. By composing directly onto… Read More A Creature of Habit
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For day five task in writing 101 is: One of the goals of Writing 101 is to tap into new and unexpected places for post ideas. Today, let’s look to Twitter for inspiration. Don’t worry — you don’t need a Twitter account to participate in this prompt. Today, write a response…
Why do I write? The question is really, “Why am I writing now?” I’ve written for my entire life. I wrote essays for school. I wrote reports for work. I wrote recommendations for students. What has been missing in my writing was writing for myself. I teach literature and writing. Every day, I stress the… Read More Why I Write