For Writers, Inspiration, Other

The “why” behind your “what”

At the beginning of the school year, we got a talk from our area superintendent and he asked us all: What is the "why" behind your "what"? This was a really introspective question for me, and not only in the way that I look at my teaching career or lesson plans, but in the way… Continue reading The “why” behind your “what”

For Writers, Other

Currently Consuming June 2019

My last post, I shared some of my favorite tools and items. It got me thinking about how fun it could be to really track and share my journey through what I read, watch, listen to, etc. in case you are looking for something new to try or have heard of something and would like… Continue reading Currently Consuming June 2019

For Writers, Inspiration, Other, Writing Process

Creating Tension

A few days ago, I posted a question on Instagram about how other authors add tension to their stories. Most of the responses that I got went something like this: -Identify what you character wants -Then, use what your character needs as an obstacle to keep him/her from that want Sounds simple enough, right? In… Continue reading Creating Tension