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National Poetry Month?

     Freshman English at Cal was a struggle, especially the section on poetry.  I kept wondering, if the prof is right and that’s what the poem really means, why didn’t the poet simply say so?  376 more words


The Word for 2012

Yes, I know it’s January 3th. Yes, I know that’s a little late for resolution-type posts. But, hey, I’ve been busy writing and working, which–since those are a big part of my goals for 2012–I believe is a satisfactory excuse. 506 more words

Characters: When Do You Listen & When Do You Give a Little Push?

I’ve got this protagonist.

Well, actually, I don’t yet. She’s a good kid, she’s trying to be active, and, overall, I think she’s a likeable hero. 794 more words


Two tips to build characters and jumpstart your plot

How well do you know your characters? If you’re stuck or blocked in your writing, it may be a signal that you have more to discover. 205 more words


tasty memories with susan taylor brown

#18 in the Poetry Potluck Series, celebrating National Poetry Month 2011.

Those of you familiar with Susan Taylor Brown’s poignant and heartbreaking middle grade verse novel, … 1,588 more words


Me to MC: Let's Decorate

It’s been too long since I worked on my novel. In terms of actual writing–August was great & productive, with getting the synopsis written & filling in some gaps in the middle. 618 more words

Around the Blogosphere: Who's Got their Blogging Cap On?

Anyone remember the book Caps for Sale?

One of my all-time favorites. I’m trying to remember back to when I was a kid, but I think I related to both the monkeys (I mean, how could you resist?) and to the peddler (SO frustrating!). 379 more words