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Innocent Bystanders May Become Characters

My 10-year old son started writing a book this year. I can’t imagine where he got the idea. He’s got big plans for it and will likely see it published before anything of mine ever sees print. That kid has … Continue reading

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Can You Relate?

Mmkay. I sort of disappeared there for a bit. Just a bit of work going on. I’m a teacher, so beginning of the school year is kind of crazy. But I’m also a writer, so it is time to put … Continue reading

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Watch Your Tone, Young Lady

            “No, no – that’s not right at all,” he’d exclaimed in frustration. “It’s supposed to be much more sentimental and light-hearted. That was almost downright dark.”             “Because that’s what I heard.”             “But … Continue reading

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1 – 2 — 3, 4 — 2, 3 – 6 — 0, 2-1/2, 0

That is how Tacky the Penguin marches in the book by Helen Lester, which is a great children’s book about being your own bird. Tacky doesn’t march like the other penguins, he doesn’t sing nicely like the others, and he doesn’t … Continue reading

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