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tim-haywood's picture
Mar.04.2014
Remember Schoolhouse Rock? Sure you do.   I'm just a bill,Yes, I'm only a bill,And I'm sitting here on Capital Hill…   Conjunction Junction, what's your function…? And so many more. But this stuff hasn't been on Saturday morning TV since the Seventies, and let's face...
darlene-quinn's picture
Feb.27.2014
  Those of you who are familiar with this blog know that the focus has been within the writing world: writing tips, publishing trends, and other assortments of author based materials. As an author, it feels natural to write about writing. It’s something that many of us in the industry...
bob-mustin's picture
Feb.26.2014
If you're an avid reader, you probably wonder sometimes why movies made from the best novels disappoint. Well, here's Kevin Clouther's rationale, and I think it's a good one: "Good fiction grants you sustained, nuanced entry into a character’s mind that is difficult to achieve on the screen. This...
kimberly-jean-smith's picture
Feb.09.2014
"It’s important you spend time making sure your ‘weakest’ students feel most welcome.”––Andy Couturier, author of Writing Open the Mind and A Different Kind of Luxury Teaching can be a lonely job. In any given California Community College writing classroom there are roughly 30 students but only one...
christopher-meeks's picture
Jan.27.2014
I’m in the middle of putting together a brand new class at Santa Monica College for students new to fiction writing. While I’ve taught many introductory creative writing classes elsewhere, what makes this different is that it’s over seventeen weeks instead of six to ten. While I have taught longer...
lou-allin's picture
Jan.13.2014
            1875 had been a banner year for Portsmouth on the Ohio. Atlases honoured its proud name in letters as large as Cincinnati's. Bustling with industry, it had dispatched boatloads of indestructible black shoes down the muddy river...
lauren-john's picture
Jan.03.2014
Train Your Weaknesses. Race Your Strengths If I wasn't going to be cremated, I'd have this mantra engraved upon my tombstone, because it is the best way that I know to live my life. Anyone who knows me for more than a few days knows that I have been blessed with quick verbal, reading and writing...
orna-b-raz's picture
Dec.19.2013
In response to the blog challenge "Memorable Holiday Challenge," the following is a Jewish variation on a theme.  When we were in the US, we always dreamt about going back to Israel so that our daughters would grow up there. When they were in second and first grade respectively it finally...
orna-b-raz's picture
Dec.02.2013
My daughters learnt an important lesson about money at a very early age. It all started with a project: a dollhouse made out of wooden bookcase, which they built together with their father. They had labored on it for weeks, and then when the dollhouse was finally done it was time to furnish it. My...
lauren-john's picture
Sep.11.2013
On Monday I had one of those rare and wonderful teacher/librarian moments, when I told ten year old Frank that our time was up and we had to stop reading a chapter together. Without pausing, he took the book out of my hands and kept on reading until his mother arrived to drive him home. The book is...