Category Archives: Creativity

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Jay Asher’s novel starts two weeks after its main event – Hannah Baker’s suicide. Through a series of tapes, she speaks to each of the thirteen people who have prompted her decision to give up on life. It’s sad and … Continue reading

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Five Movies all Writers Should Watch

Okay . . . so five movies everyone should watch! At least in my humble opinion. But really. Don’t good movies give us a feel for great characterization, awesome sub plots and just drop dead dialogue? As writers, we pay … Continue reading

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When did I become such a grammar snob?

I was driving toward The Heights the other day when an old Michael Jackson song came on. It wasn’t sung by the late, great but by some other group instead. They managed to do it justice and did not change … Continue reading

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Christie Craig – author, essayist and all around funny lady!

Just when I was feeling frustrated with my own writing. Just when I started to think it’s a tad pointless, along came Christie Craig. Christie was guest speaker at Monday night’s SCBWI chapter meeting. Her topic was “Genre jumping and … Continue reading

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Now where I’d put that darned modifier . . . ?

“She stood in the yard on her head.” That was the sentence that popped into my own head the other day as I was walking the dogs. Misplaced modifier and all. I actually like the occasional misplaced modifier. They make … Continue reading

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