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The Singular Case for "They"

In the last century, back when I first began daring to think of myself as a writer, I thought I knew how gender was supposed to play out in language. 514 more words

a quilt, a pantry, a book

There was that gate, generously wide so we could bring in our truck with that big willow basket, for when the trees produced the harvests we thought might be possible.

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Golden Tickets or Good Intentions? Roald Dahl and Race

Yesterday was Roald Dahl Day—really just his birthday, but a day that is celebrated in the UK with, well, a lot of Dahliana (yes, I did just make that word up).  1,048 more words

Children's Literature

Write Better. Write Faster. Be Unconscious

“Every day I try to be in communication with the universe in an unconscious way.” 
—Paulo Coelho

Writing faster and writing better is not a matter of techniques or shortcuts or writing secrets. 794 more words

Writing In Overdrive

If war has an opposite, it’s not peace, it’s civilization.”

—Ursula LeGuin.

Thought For Today

Myth Monday: Retelling Recs

Last week on Myth Monday: Sea of Monsters, monster recap

You can check out all Myth Monday posts here.

Today I have two recommendations for myth-lovers. 745 more words


Love Among the Chickens

Nothing is more natural than bad behavior. I only have to look outside at the chickens to understand that. Right this minute, I have one chicken who is isolated from the other 11 members of the flock. 573 more words