Category Archives: Writing Advice

Have You Met the Green Eyed Monster?

  Jealousy is, I think, the worst of all faults because it makes a victim of both parties. ~Gene Tierney Jealousy. Envy. The green-eyed monster. Keepin’ up with the Jones’. Now matter how you word it, the meaning is the same. “I don’t have it,

Teacher Tales: Praise

For me, the love affair began in 6th grade. My teacher, a kindly older lady named Mrs. Horn, wrote two simple words on the bottom of the one-page story I had turned in.                                                                         “Great Job’ Of course, back then I didn’t know anything about

I’m a WriMo, Are You?

You’re a what? I’m a WriMo, as in NaNoWriMo. It’s a term for those who participate in the annual November National Novel Writing Month. We are WriMos, not to be confused with WiNos (or could we?). I embark on my 5th year of NaNoWriMo in

The Sassy Vault: Endings Mean Beginnings

I recently told you I was opening my vault. It is a painful and scary process, but I welcome you to walk this journey with me… I feel his eyes on me and the world slowly comes into focus as I wake up. I catch

Dubious Sovereign a Poem

    Jiovanni Lebron, an 18-year-old college freshman (and my son) from Ohio, gives us some stark insight into the turmoil that develops when self-motivation challenges self-doubt. It is a wonderful thing to watch a young mind face the challenges of life before rising to it

The Sassy Vault

She could just pack up and leave, but she does not visualize what’s beyond ahead. ~ Núria Añó Like many writers or just people, in general, I carry within me a vault. In this vault, I keep all of my immaterial treasures. Some are precious

Written: The Interview

When I began transitioning the site, I knew I would be adding more posts, which meant I needed to remove more of my personal stuff. This included changing my “About Me” page to the Meet the Writers, since it is now a team effort. (By

Raising Voices: Society

  David Ryan Hill, a 15-year-old Sophomore from Virginia, gives us some stark insight into the depths of teenage depression in the following freelance poem. David is the middle child in a trio of brothers who enjoys baseball and wrestling. He uses poetry as a way

Failing as a Teacher

               I have a confession to make. I am a bad teacher. Oh, I do all of the right things to help my students succeed. I support their learning as best I can. I take an interest in them both as students and as people.

From My Write Side to Written

Hello, is it me you’re looking for? I’m still the same person, writing the same stuff as I was before. You’re probably wondering how this place went from being my personal blog to this fun new network, aren’t you? Are you afraid you’ll miss my

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