bitter, battle-hardened, armed with baited breath and toxins, build the bridge that bares your losses, unaware you are the strongest I don’t presume to know what this bald eagle is thinking, but I’d venture that he’s eyeing up a tasty fish. Though they were at one point added to the endangered species list for mostContinue reading “Resuscitation”
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intensify steel volume under roaring echoes memories still cradled there buried in the snowdrifts This week’s prompt for Wea’ve Written Weekly was really intriguing! You can check it out in more detail here, but Denise was our Poet of the Week (selected by yours truly for her beautiful poem “Generation Gap”). She wanted us toContinue reading “innominate”
What Frost Left Out
The less-taken trail houses weird wonders and wandering questions. The path unfurls without guidance: untraversed, untold, and unpaved. No footprints line the sand, only solitude and tranquility, the tranquility only found in solitude, on tomorrow’s autumn road. “The Road Not Taken” is still a favorite of mine, and why not? Is there an English teacherContinue reading “What Frost Left Out”
Why I Love Writing
I believe that you can change the world through writing and other creative works. Maybe it’s not always a simple or obvious process, but each word might be one small step towards a greater journey. One way I see this is through my students. Even those who at first tell me that they don’t enjoyContinue reading “Why I Love Writing”
Anatomy of a Poem
I have completely abandoned all hope of publishing my fiction and have switched solely to poetry. April Fools! Ha. Ha. You are probably grimacing. I am, too. I don’t really understand this holiday. It’s my sister’s birthday, though, which made for some admittedly amazing pranks growing up. I do want to focus a bit moreContinue reading “Anatomy of a Poem”
Work vs. Life
How do you balance work and life? Do you think people who are more idealist and empathetic give too much to their people-centered careers?
Poem: In Need of Vacation
Paradise paces away from my frozen home waves ripple and lap at sea-worn driftwood sculptures sand dunes rise to meet my feet
Tips for Character Dialogue
This video includes some tips and ideas I share with my writing students when they’re writing dialogue for characters. I think these can help not only if you’re teaching students how to strengthen their dialogue, but also as a friendly reminder if you’re writing dialogue in your own manuscripts. What do you think are theContinue reading “Tips for Character Dialogue”
Setting SMART Resolutions
This video is a follow-up to my resolutions post. I try skiing while holding my phone because I don’t have any fancy equipment. (This may already be painfully obvious, but I’m not cool, you guys.) Hopefully, this video can help you set your own SMART resolutions or revise your resolutions if you’re interested. Have youContinue reading “Setting SMART Resolutions”
What Inspires You?
What inspires you past writer’s block? Where do you feel most inspired?