Category: Stuff I’ve Learned From Other People

Owen’s Prompts

At the end of the school year last year, Owen brought home the writing journal that he kept for his second grade class. I didn’t know that he kept a writing journal, so I was interested to read his work. And how pleasantly surprised… Continue Reading “Owen’s Prompts”

The Artist At Work

I’ve been trying to keep in mind that this year my focus is: “Stuff I Learned From Other People” and who better to learn from than my very own little girl? She’s two and precocious and doesn’t care what other people think–not yet anyway.… Continue Reading “The Artist At Work”

Mentor of the Month: Joyce Carol Oates: Punctuation As Art Form

In the spirit of Learning Stuff From Other People (part of my New Year’s Resolution) I point you toward Joyce Carol Oates–someone I’m sure you know. Recently I finished reading Zombie, a short novel by Oates, that covers the mind of Quentin P___–a serial… Continue Reading “Mentor of the Month: Joyce Carol Oates: Punctuation As Art Form”

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