Short post since my internet is slow at best, although nonexistent is more accurate. My school was canceled today. I spent a lot of my day writing. I’ve been revising my query … Continue Reading What are you writing?
A couple months ago I started seeing images that had the words “via Pinterest” on my friends’ Facebook news feeds. It took about a week ‘til my curiosity was piqued … Continue Reading Social Networking: Trying Out Pinterest and Twitter
Around my school, we have three more Mondays of school left in 2011. That’s not much, and yet, during this season of grey days, holiday excitement, and indoor recess, it … Continue Reading What fuels writing workshop?
One of the fantastic sessions I attended at NCTE was called “Beyond Classroom Walls: Honoring Voices of Young Readers.” It was led by Julie Johnson of Raising Readers and Writers, … Continue Reading Beyond Classroom Walls
Many thanks to Cinco Puntos Press for sponsoring a giveaway of Shirley Reva Vernick’s new novel, The Blood Lie. If you missed the original post about this book, then click … Continue Reading And a Copy of The Blood Lie Goes to…
Last year I wrote a blog post entitled “Rethinking and Rewriting Princess Stories” which included some of my thoughts about princess culture. I was pregnant with my daughter when I … Continue Reading Every-Day Dress-Up + A Giveaway
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I love Thanksgiving, mostly because it rolls into the Christmas season. My life as a writer changes during these weeks of the year. I shift my focus to documenting the … Continue Reading Happy Thanksgiving
I made a beeline for Alan Sitomer, Jon Scieszka, and Gordon Korman’s session, “AUTHOR STRAND: THREE YA AUTHORS TALK COMEDY, FUN, AND SMILES (A.K.A. THE POWER OF GETTING READERS TO … Continue Reading Engagement Starts at Home
I had the pleasure of meeting several Slicers, not just the ones I blogged about last Friday, when I was in Chicago for NCTE. I had breakfast with Bonnie (and … Continue Reading SOLSC & Building Community
I figured by now I would have time to write a post reflecting on NCTE. However, I apparently forgot (once again) that there are a limited number of hours in … Continue Reading Right Back At It…
It’s day 20 and I’m still writing my 750 words daily! One of my fears, with taking on the 750 Words November Challenge, was that I would be unable to … Continue Reading 750 Words Update from NCTE
Yesterday afternoon I attended the Elementary Section Get-Together at the Chicago Hilton. The get-togethers are always fun to attend since they provide me with the opportunity to catch up with … Continue Reading Stories are essential to our lives.
We’re excited to be in Chicago for NCTE! Last night we had dinner with Patrick Allen, Mary Helen Gensch, and Troy Rushmore. This morning we’re meeting up with some of … Continue Reading NCTE is under way!
When I started working with Lauren, my Pilates instructor here in Pennsylvania almost two and a half years ago, she gave me a lot of verbal cues. The ones I … Continue Reading Verbal Cues — Pilates & Writing Series: Part 5 of 5