Category Archives: Reading

“Final Note & Recommended Resources” from STARTERS

Well, here we are: the end of this book. With your “taste-test” of the basic creative writing buffet done and your “Let’s Start” portfolio completed, you have begun your journey to writing well. I hope this little guidebook has made … Continue reading

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“Chapter 5: Fiction Examples” from STARTERS

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  “Boogeyman” from Rowena’s World: Poems and Stories, 2nd Edition The old woman sat on her porch, violently rocking in her chair. After a summer of drought where the sun hung high like a hangman’s noose, the cold, damp October … Continue reading

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Done: I Read My Own Dang Book

In my previous blog post, I gave the reason for reading my nonfiction book, Scaffolds: A Childhood Memoir of Books. (<– This link, by the way, gives you the option of either paying teeny-weeny bit o’ money for the paperback … Continue reading

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Reading My Own Dang Book

So, one of my goals over the winter break between semesters is reading my own dang book into a wee recording iPad app and putting up the whole shebang — in chapter installments — on YouTube. I’m doing this because a few of … Continue reading

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Two Books in Two Months

It’s amazing how a sabbatical from my community college teaching and service duties spurs writing production. I meant to write one book, but I ended up writing TWO — in TWO MONTHS. The online memoir writing class that I was taking … Continue reading

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