A librarian friend of mine knows how much I appreciate Kwame Alexander and his work so he shared a recent podcast with me where Kwame is the poet in residence. It's the Morning Edition, hosted by Rachel Martin on NPR and on March 11th, the two challenged listeners to write ekphrastic poems in response to... Continue Reading →
Might STORYSTORM help me transition from being a voracious reader to a writer who also reads a lot? It would be an extremely rare occasion if you were to catch me without a book in my hand, on the floor near my bed, on my ottoman, in my bag, or on my phone. As an... Continue Reading →
Today's blog post will cover tip #4: Follow other bloggers. Read, support, and share their work with others.
Today's post will cover Blogging Tip #1: Blog Regularly, including binge-writing and scheduling blog posts.
Storystorm 2018 hosted by Tara Lazar At the very end of 2017, I signed up for Tara Lazar's Storystorm for the first time. It's an annual writing challenge for all writers at any stage, to generate 30 ideas over 31 days (1/1-1/31/18). It is one of two writing challenges I have committed myself to thus... Continue Reading →
Evidence that I've been writing | #AmWriting Periodically, author/illustrator Vashti Harrison will post these magnificent #Storytime writing prompts on Twitter using one of her stunning masterpieces. Her latest prompt of this nature was posted just before Christmas. First, you will see Vashti's work, then you will see my written response. Just a little proof that... Continue Reading →