Book Discussion Series: The Giver

Book Discussion Series

One of my favorite young adult novels is The Giver by Lois Lowry. I recently saw the movie so I decided to pull it out to discuss. I used this story in a class I taught about book challenges in Continue reading Book Discussion Series: The Giver

Flash Fiction Friday: The Window Part II

Flash Fiction Friday

*Author’s note: If you are visiting this blog for the first time, welcome! But, you don’t want to start here. First, read “The Window Part I and then come back to this one. Seriously, stop reading now and come back Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: The Window Part II

Book Discussion Series: The Nightingale

Book Discussion Series The Nightingale

In previous Book Discussion Series posts, I talk about the relationship between the book and the reader. Sometimes the book must come to the reader at just the right time in order for the two to click. The timing was Continue reading Book Discussion Series: The Nightingale

Flash Fiction Friday: The Window – Part One

Flash Fiction Friday the Window part one

She wasn’t sure how long she had been in that little room. Certainly not more than a night, though it felt like a year. It didn’t take long for her to realize she wasn’t in her own bed. She didn’t know Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: The Window – Part One

Writing is Not for the Faint of Heart

Writing Not for the Faint of Heart

This week I struggled with a writing assignment that should have been easy. It wasn’t. A friend who proofreads some of my writing for me told me the last few writings she’s proofed were sentence-y. I had no idea what Continue reading Writing is Not for the Faint of Heart