Halloween Fun with the Family
Who's up for some Halloween fun with the family? Get in the "spirit" - but forget the scary stuff. No, this post isn't about writing. While Halloween isn't my favorite holiday, I do love the creative aspect of it. Some people take the holiday waaaay too seriously, hanging dummies with decapitated heads, holding knives, dead bodies in coffins, etc. IS THAT FUN? No!! Who needs realism in that way? NOT ME. I'd much rather see adorable kids, pets, and family costumes. Here's a fe
So You Want to Write A Book...
I often hear "I'd love to write a book..." when people learn I'm an author. What they may not know (or understand) is how difficult it is. Oh, sure, it's just like writing letter. Um, NO. A college essay. Guess again. Short story then - couldn't I pound that baby out in a day or two? Riiiiiiight. Go ahead, see how far you get. I'm cheering you on! Really. Because it's an accomplishment anyone ought to be proud of attempting. Here's a reality check, though. The short story I w
It's World Teachers' Day
It's WORLD TEACHERS' DAY! What would we do without teachers? I spent fifteen years subbing for hard-working teachers, grading students' papers for them, testing kids, tutoring kids, and I didn't put in one-quarter of the time and effort teachers do every day. Their work extends far more than the hours they spend in the school building. They're also what I call "the second line" for helping kids adjust to society in general. How else do kids learn skills in dealing with peers,