Saturday, November 7, 2015

Writing Prompt

Sorry I didn't post yesterday, but here is what you were waiting for: I was mulling through a few writing prompts, and this one popped in my head: "You receive a package in the mail from your grandmother who died 30 years before." When I am working with the students in my class, the first thing I always do, is force them to focus on the entire question/statement. First off- they need to consider what was happening historically, culturally and socially 30 years before. They need to consider what type of relationship (if any) the person could have had with their grandmother. Was she the maternal or paternal grandmother? Was she the type of person who would have sent something sentimental, practical, or life changing? When writing, you need to explore EVERY facet. :) Have a great day!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Welcome Back!!!

Not only am I back, but with exciting news! I was a runner up in a writing contest sponsored by Meryton Press! THe book will be out in the next 10 days or so, and is called "Then Comes Winter." Stay tuned for updated posts and every other day this week, then once a week beginning on November 11th. :) Tomorrow's topic is creative writing prompts. :)

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

If You Want to Find a Darcy...

I saw this really cool meme the other day: "If you want to marry a Darcy, don't act like Lydia or you'll only attract Wickhams!" Isn't that the truth? That's in all aspects of life, and not just relationships, too. We need to put ourselves out there the way we want to be treated- in the work place, in our friendships, in dealing with the people at the grocery store. how many times have others reflected back on us because of our own surly attitude? Don't allow yourself to be surrounded by Wickhams. Have class, show respect, be the person you want to be remembered as. Otherwise, forget Pemberley. Your only vacation spot will be Brighton. :)