The 50-Word Story, A Challenge (Write Every Day 18)

Teaching middle school writers is a balance between getting them started and teaching them to edit.  Some middle schoolers will write on and on forever, if given the time, wanting to write the “Great American Novel.” They will ramble and roll through plot until it is a maze of confusion. Revision is hard; editing down…

Did you move away from home? Did you go back? (Write Every Day #11)

Before you read this post, take a look at this article about “Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay.” I was one of those who left.  Packed up, headed out.  Across the country.  Away from my hometown, which was more suburban than rural, but I am a late Boomer.  It’s kind of what we did. It…

Our latest gun tragedy; a few thoughts. (Write Every Day #10)

I woke up to the terrible news of the shooting in Virginia.  A shooter.  Again.  Five people injured but no deaths, thanks to security detail that was on the scene.  Right now, there is a press conference.  People want answers where few exist.  The investigation is so fresh. Safety is a worry. No one is…