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The Writer’s Studio-workshop

A place where students retain artistic control, stylistic decision making and personal authority over their own work.

Progress to a final draft is accomplished through personal effort, fun discussions, reflection on the writing process and participating with sympathetic souls.

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Expository Writing

Writing: W.4.2; W.5.2


Provide each student with a sheet of graph paper and instruct her to draw a map that shows the route she takes from school to her home each day. 90 more words

Writer's Workshop


So after teaching summer school for four weeks, I decided to attend a summer institute the very next week.  That means I have had 5 weekdays off so far this summer (people who complain teachers have the summer off can come and talk to me).  257 more words

Why you should never talk smack about your body

“The body is the best mind reader on the planet.”—Dr. Joe Dispenza

People have started to ask.

What happened on your Top Chef cruise to Bermuda? 359 more words

Reviews & book promotion

I am pleased to say the Historical Novel Society review of my novel Sharavogue has now been posted. I am glad to see it after several months of waiting. 411 more words


Walking Dead: Case Study

Holy Wicked Walking  Zombies!

The Walking Dead has everything that good visual storytelling demands! It has elegant writing, excellent acting and fantastic production values. During the fourth season of the series, it attracted an audience of more than 16 million viewers for some of the episodes (2013-2014).  534 more words



We all need a quick splash of water in our faces in the morning–think of this as waking your creative spirit!

It’s less than a week since I returned from a writer’s retreat in the Adirondacks, in a place so remote you won’t hear a phone ring or a TV, but you’ll hear the loons call as you drift off to sleep. 463 more words