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In Memory of John Kennedy Toole: A Real Life Confederacy of Dunces

Last summer I asked a friend of mine to recommend a brilliant , comical book that I could take to vacation with me, and she said I should read… 540 more words


Hesitant Writers

Did you read the post today on The Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project blog, Teacher to Teacher: Helping Students Write? It’s a great read with questions and suggestions to help writers who cry, “I don’t have anything to write about.” 643 more words


Remembering Your Why

In the heat of the moment, when the struggle is real, and you’re wondering Why the heck did I do this again? you have to remember your  249 more words

The Fear of Imperfection

One of my students this spring was interested in writing for magazines, but felt held back by her fear of putting something out there that wasn’t perfect. 484 more words

On Writing and Struggling Writers

Oh the angst.  The hand-cramping,  tantrum-throwing, anxiety-inducing angst.  It’s time for Writing and sometimes that’s just HARD.

In our home, I generally require my boys to do 1 full page of writing (minimum) per day.  862 more words

So You Want To Be A Writer?

“But that’s where art comes from, he said: life stories. Art history comes along only much later. That’s what art is, he said, the story of a life in all its particularity.

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Creative Writing Ideas for the Struggling Writer

You can help him/her practice this type of writing by letting her argue with you—in writing!