The 12 Days of Christmas is a popular carol, but what does it all mean? Why would anyone gift someone a partridge in a pear tree? Or Leaping Lords and swimming swans? It’s just begging to be updated. So why not give your child the opportunity to write their own version? This is a fun … Continue reading "12 Days of Christmas Freebie"
If you encounter a writer in the wild during the month of November, please approach with caution. They are probably participating in NaNoWriMo (at least they should be) and may attack if provoked. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo or nano for short) is a yearly write-a-thon that challenges aspiring writers from all over the world … Continue reading "Is it time for NaNoWriMo again?"
Ah, critiques. Oh how I fear thee… Let’s start off with the basics. What is a critique? “Constructive criticism is the process of offering valid and well-reasoned opinions about the work of others, usually involving both positive and negative comments, in a friendly manner rather than an oppositional one.” To be perfectly honest, few writers … Continue reading "Ah, critiques. Oh how I fear thee…"
It’s no question to anybody that knows me well that I am a writer. I’m the kind of person who communicates best via the written word – sometimes sending lengthy emails and being overly grammatically correct over text. Not to mention 90% of the time I’m deep in thought building up my own fictional worlds … Continue reading "Tips for Budding Writers from a College Creative Writing Student"