In February we observe President’s day on the third Monday of the month. According to the federal government the Monday holiday is officially Washington’s Birthday. Many Americans believe that this holiday is now called Presidents Day, in honor of both...
Prompts for the week of February 7th, 2013 Prompt This week we will work a little on character development. I will give you several people to choose from. Take one or more and develop them into characters in your short … Continue reading →
It has been 50 years since Amelia Bedelia has showed us her unique ways of dusting the furniture, dressing a chicken, drawing the drapes, and changing the towels. Amelia does EXACTLY what she is told to do and things just … Continue reading →
The cover flap of Hidden America: From Coal Miners to Cowboys, an Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make This Country Work by Jeanne Marie Laskas begins with this teaser: Five hundred feet underground, Jeanne Marie Laskas asked a … Continue...
Prompts for the week of January 31st, 2013 Prompt Create a short story from one or more of following prompts. The hassle of being charitable She was such a graceful hostess He was the perfect age The candlelight is even … Continue reading →
Well, I guess we made it to another new year and we avoided the apocalypse yet again. I don’t know about you, but I am extremely disappointed with this fact. I mean either I was going to become a zombie … Continue reading →
One of my favorite authors of historical fiction has created a series about the Houses of Lancaster and York of 15th century England. The story of the War of the Roses, told through the voices of four women of the time … Continue reading →
Winnie-the-Pooh Day is celebrated on the birth anniversary of A.A. Milne, the author of the beloved books. A.A. Milne was born in London on January 18, 1882. Milne is remembered mostly by his books about a stuffed bear named Winnie-the-Pooh and … Continue...
Prompts for the week of January 24th 2013 Prompt Work on the continuing story writing at least a page or so. Here are the prompts for the week. The good dog with the bad boy Mary is all about being … Continue reading →
Just because it’s a teen book, don’t think that you’ll be bored as an adult. Harry Potter and the Hunger Games proved that books written for a young adult audience can have a big crossover appeal, so check out one … Continue reading →