Questions about writing in general, creativity (how to make your writing totally YOU - unique as you are); how to make it stand out from the competition; how to spark your creative juices; how to make it flow; how to make your characters seem like real people; how to control emotion in the reader and much more! Please no homework questions.
I have been writing and teaching writing for several decades. I have written 5 books and several short stories. Over the years I have read and studied many books on "how to write." I can correct spelling and usage mistakes, and I know punctuation.
BA in the Humanities, with an emphasis on Written Communication, 1982
When still a baby, I loved being read to, and my father, who was disabled, passed his recovery time reading to me. In 1st grade I learned to write, and I have been writing ever since. If I don't spend some time writing each day, I feel like a failure. So I write every day!
I hope to enjoy using my creativity in writing and teaching writing for many years to come.
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Hello Andrea: It is quite all right if your lead characters share positive character traits such as you list. What you are lacking are two things. 1. Agenda. Strong-willed and intelligent leaders
Well, Joshua, I am wondering where the sub would encounter the mother -- she wouldn't be in a classroom, would she? And what would her mistake lead to? It seems to me that you have not given enough
Hello Joshua: There seems to be two questions here: (1) how a mom might be mistaken for her daughter, and (2) what king of events a mom might get suckered into. (1) I have seen many pictures of
Hello Samirrah: What you are talking about is called "thinking outside the box." I think your problem is that you are settling for the first thing you think of. I tell my students, "Always reject the
Hello Sarah: Oh dear, you have hit on my two flabby spots. They say you should "let" your characters tell the story - hah! I can't get my characters to say a word. They don't even seem to be present