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Worldbuilding Is Important, pt. 1

Let’s talk about the craft of building a world for your story. Worldbuilding can be tough, but it’s important if you want a well-rounded story. I’ve seen too many new writers say “well, my story is good, so I don’t really need to worry about the world” or “my characters are realistic and engaging. 759 more words


Kids Teach Kids: Rm. 202 Takes Over--Part 2

I know…Kids Teach Kids usually means students have researched something they are interested in and are sharing their new knowledge with their class–and we will definitely do that version of KTK later on this year–but for now it has to do with some great things we learned from Mrs. 618 more words


Story Crafting Workshop is a Success

Some of you on this blog know I am deputy chair of the Papua New Guinea Literature Awards, The Crocodile Prize. This may explain the little time I have spent in writing here (for my own blog) in the past 12 months. 266 more words

Writing Stories

The Holidays Are Here! Bring on the Nog!!

Originally posted on Jackie’s Bookbytes 

I love Eggnog! When I pour myself a cup,  it’s an immediate pleasure. The rich, thick, creamy substance made with cloves and nutmeg puts me in a trance until the last drop, and I close my eyes in ecstasy.

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My POV: A Writer's And Reader's Workshop Lesson

I had an interesting three days of subbing, right after the Thanksgiving holidays. On Wednesday I subbed for a second grade teacher at the Temple school where I have been teaching since February 2016. 753 more words

Q and A: Writer's Workshop at the ESC of Central Ohio

On November 9, I facilitated a Writer’s Workshop at the Educational Service Center.  Below you will find the Q and A and some resources I use for the event. 788 more words


An open letter to people who write open letters


An open letter to Trudeau. An open letter to those nervous about Trump. An open letter to the Chief Minister of Delhi. 917 more words