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”
I recently started freelancing and picked up a few jobs that went fairly quickly. It was exciting and I quickly took on a larger editing project and a smaller, ongoing one. However, it was soon clear that the smaller job was actually a lot more work than I had anticipated, and, paired with tight deadlines,… Continue reading The Power of “No”
Okay, maybe these are here to keep me going, but maybe they'll help you, too.
Now that I'm knee-deep in the revision trenches, I wanted to share exactly how I go about my revisions and the way that I layer what I'm looking for as I read through my manuscript. When it comes time to revise your draft, it can seem overwhelming to look at all the words you've written… Continue reading Revision Part 2: Layering
I'm finally in revisions! Cue fanfare and vacations and winning the jackpot! Okay, maybe not, but it sure feels that awesome. Until....I turn back around from my daydream and see this hulking beast of a manuscript staring back at me (one reason I took a break before jumping in to revisions). Does anyone else feel… Continue reading Revisions Part 1: Getting Organized
If you missed my first post explaining what this series is about, check it out HERE. Event It is easy to admire people, but what about when they do something we dislike? There is a particular woman in my life that I admire greatly. She is strong, wise, kind, funny, and an awesome person to… Continue reading How Life Informs Craft: People We Admire
So, I was dwelling the other day on an event that I happened to be fortunate enough to witness. As I continued thinking about it, I realized that so much of the day-to-day experiences we have can actually inform the way that we approach our writing. That's why I've decided to start a new series… Continue reading How Life Informs Craft : Celebrating the “Other”