Ciao, SEers. Time for another Friday Fiction Prompt. Today is Dr. Seuss's birthday. He was (and still is) one of my favorite authors. His sense of fantasy and whimsy is unparalleled, and his ability to include lessons in his messages made his work both enjoyable and educational. Every year, "Read Across America" day is celebrated … Continue reading Friday Fiction Prompt
Ciao, SEers. Yep, I went the cheesy-route in the title. Hopefully Elizabeth Barrett Browning doesn't mind me manipulating her masterpiece. It’s February, the month of love. (If you subscribe to that, which I kind of don’t. I’m a romantic, so I think love is important all the time.) Anyway, today I want to talk about word … Continue reading How Do I Write Thee? Let Me Count the Words.
Ciao, SEers. Lately I’ve noticed a lot of movies are being remade and television shows are being brought back after years of being off the air. It made me wonder if these reboots are because the adage is true: every story has already been told. Flip through the channels at night and you’ll find DIY … Continue reading Merit in Older Works
Today, we celebrate the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We remember him as a Baptist minister, a civil rights leader, an advocate for nonviolent assembly and change, the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, and a powerful orator. I think sometimes, though, people forget he was a brilliant author. Leah … Continue reading Writing Lessons Learned from the Work of Dr. King
Ciao, SEers. I have the privilege of being the first of us to write a Friday Book Share post. When we talked about revamping our Friday content, I was concerned about this particular topic, because I read so many books that really appeal to me for any number of reasons---I knew it would be hard … Continue reading Friday Book Share: Sue Coletta’s Blessed Mayhem