Updated My Essay Writing Handbook

Back in October 2014, I published a slim writing handbook, mostly for my Freshman Composition students so that they wouldn't have to buy a ridiculously expensive college textbook that we would only be using 10% of its bulk. Surprisingly, even though I've published other books before and after, this little handbook brings me most of … Continue reading Updated My Essay Writing Handbook

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State of the LQ, Summer 2018 Edition

ONE YEAR LATER... Okay -- what's happened since my previous blog post of 10 July 2017 (EEEEP!):   1) For Fall 2017, I taught my usual stuff of ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302, and Honors ENGL 1301. In a change of pace, I taught a literature class for mostly dual-credit high students: World Literature I. Since … Continue reading State of the LQ, Summer 2018 Edition

State of the LQ, Summer 2017 Edition

I'm still alive! 🙂 Okay -- what’s happened since my previous blog post of 9 May 2017:   1) I taught two, sequential online classes of ENGL 1302, the last one ending just this past Friday. In the first one, two students failed because they didn’t submit enough assignments. In the second one, everybody passed, … Continue reading State of the LQ, Summer 2017 Edition

STARTERS: A Beginner’s Guide to Creative Writing

Well, here it is -- my creative writing guidebook for beginners -- Starters: A Beginner's Guide to Creative Writing. While folks can still re-read my past blog posts for Starters' chapters, you can have them all in one place either as a slim print book or as an even slimmer Kindle ebook. As usual, I … Continue reading STARTERS: A Beginner’s Guide to Creative Writing

A Start for 2017: a Creative Writing Guide

Well, here we are, twenty-two days into 2017, and I realized that it's been over two years, when I published Scaffolds and Structures in October 2014. Back then, I was able to kick out two books pretty much simultaneously because I was on paid leave from my teaching duties. All that freed up time = lots of … Continue reading A Start for 2017: a Creative Writing Guide