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'Veil' by LindenThorp

This is an extract from my third novel, ‘Veil.’ It is set in the Pyrenees, the mountains which divide France and Spain, which was once my home. 3,498 more words

True Nature

The Power of Story: A Beginning

Ioften talk about The Power of Story in my classroom, and I use it a lot in my Tweets. It’s become something of a teaching philosophy and mantra for me this first year as I dive into the reading classroom, … 896 more words


Happy St Patrick's Day

Today has become a celebration of green beer, green rivers, green ties, green clothes and a touch of Riverdance. It is also a day where we send Irish blessings across the world as if we were Irish, whether we are or we are not. 200 more words

Heart Song

Writing Prompt #1: Images as Story Starters

Are you a budding novelist or writer in your spare time like I am? If so, then I’m sure you’re always on the look out for writing prompts, advice, or just something to get your story started. 445 more words


The Prophecy (Writing Prompt #1)

The Sorceress knew the only way she would ever get out of her prison would be to dig deep into the magic she had harbored for so long. 258 more words


No Silence Allowed: A Philosophy for Teaching Literature

Though it has been a long time since I first opened the pages of Night by Elie Wiesel, I remember my first reading of it vividly. 915 more words

The Power Of Story