The video is online now! Awakened Voices Literary Magazine presented the 10th issue of their online literary magazine, Intention for Change, completely online last week and I was honored to be one of their featured artist. This means that I had the opportunity to read my poem in to 100 people from the comfort of […]
I am Awakening Art’s Featured Artist this Week!
I woke up from an early morning nap today to discover that I’m this week’s featured writer in Awakening Art’s Artist Spotlight! I want to share this with you all because “It’s Not Your Fault” is a poem I wrote in response to a tragedy in my family. It’s hard to write about such things […]
Oh no! Did you make a grammar error on the Internet?
Note: A friend and I have worked together for hours this summer designing a series of grammar units for 6th through 12th graders. We are working tirelessly to churn out these units, which will be delivered digitally and therefore are entirely editable long after delivery. The main point of our units is that we must […]
On my obsession with creating characters
My mother had an old paperback book on the shelf in her bedroom when I was growing up called Name Your Baby, written by Lareina Rule and first published in 1963. (My copy is now a pile of ashes, but you can see one like mine here.) Mom told me that she’d purchased the book […]
Handwritten Outlines Of Famous Authors
What really opened my eyes to this process is the description of tracking not only the scenes in the novel, but also the series.
Part 1: Searching For My Family After May 3, 1999 Tornado
There is nothing like a hot night in June to bring back memories of old stories. So I’m going to reprint the articles I wrote in May 1999, just a few days after the May 3, 1999 Oklahoma City tornado that destroyed several neighorhoods and killed 40 people…. Tree skeletons reach their amputated limbs to […]