Reading During the Pandemic

It’s been five months since the coronavirus pandemic hit the country, shutting down schools and businesses and sending us to our homes like children being sent to their rooms to think about what they’ve done. There is nothing good about COVID-19, but I’d be lying if I said the stay-home situation didn’t come with aContinue reading “Reading During the Pandemic”

Book Review: Becoming a Writer

Becoming a Writer by Dorothea Brande My rating: 4 of 5 stars I often read writing books really slowly. After all, the best writing books make you want to WRITE, which makes them easy to put down. It took me almost a year to finish this little 175-page volume by Dorothea Brande, but I’m gladContinue reading “Book Review: Becoming a Writer”

Advice From a Teacher: Recommendations for Writing Help

As a teacher* I’m frequently asked for advice on teaching, learning, studying, reading, and avoiding getting sick. While I don’t consider myself an expert on any of these things, I always try to give some helpful suggestions. So… I’ve decided to start sharing those suggestions on my blog, hoping that my small pieces of adviceContinue reading “Advice From a Teacher: Recommendations for Writing Help”