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Why Do I Write?

I write because I simply don’t know. I write because I want to keep these short and fleeting moments in life, like fireflies in a jar. 151 more words


Mentor Text Wednesday: Rewriting the Word Wall

Today’s guest post comes from Amy Heusterberg-Richards, a tenth-year ELA teacher at Bay Port High School in the Howard-Suamico School District, located just north of Green Bay, Wisconsin. 787 more words

One Word at a Time

Nearly 1500 words today.  It’s taken me nearly an hour and a half to write this much.  It’s been non stop stumbling.  Write.  Look at what I wrote.   465 more words

Creative Writing


Well I woke up this morning and I think I have a cold…

Last night I was hoping it was just allergies from vacuuming or maybe I was “wheated”, but no. 431 more words

Her Place by the Window

How does the author use language to convey her purpose in her story “My Name”? In this story, an exerpt from the book, The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros uses diction and comparison to illustrate the idea that Esperanza thinks that her name doesn’t truly represent who she is as a person. 102 more words


Difficulties with words. Part 2

Here’s some more vexatious, misunderstood and underused words and phrases. 1,308 more words

Words + Work

Eudora Welty... One Writers Beginnings

The way this piece is written seems as though a way to understand the many sides of a family, the family dynamics. The parents being on opposite spectrum, one an optimist, the other a pessimist, and the children their trying to find themselves in both their parents as well as their siblings and the experiences they were facing on this trip. 275 more words