Several months ago, The Washington Post carried a heartbreaking story by Cynthia McCabe about a struggling writer, Dennis Williams (alternate name: Katry Rain) who became despondent and suicidal when he concluded that his writing life, and consequently his entire life, were finished. 401 more words
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Written by Lucy Mitchell
Love is in the air during the month of February. As a writer you could be head over heels in love with your creative work, walking around with a spring in your step and smile on your face as the sheer thought of your literary masterpiece fills you with a warm and fuzzy glow. 523 more words
With tears pouring out of their eyes, three restless children huddle together on the living room sofa while blurrily witnessing an inevitable fruition.
Leaving a thickset trail of lifeless brown needles, the center of merriment was mercilessly dragged across the kitchen floor and deposited on a sunless sidewalk. 7 more words
Blogs like this wonderful site, "My Two Sentences," can offer teachers an opportunity to amaze reluctant /struggling 2e writers and also encourage them. Kids can "paint" their own sentences by adding colorful words (varied parts of speech). A five word sentence can be transformed into 20 words with a knowledge of parts of speech. These sentences may not be as rich in language and imagination as those of My Two Sentences, but who knows what gifts lurk in the hands of our twice exceptional writers?