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Poetry Friday: Growing a Story

I read a lot of Mary Oliver’s poetry. A few weeks ago I copied this line from her poem “Swimming One Day in August” in my notebook: “…it will be time again for the deepening and quieting of the spirit.” … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: A Valentine for My Granddaughter

Happy Valentine’s Day! There are so many ways to show love and kindness – a gesture, a smile, a caring act. And while Valentine’s Day is most often associated with romantic love, it can (and should, in my opinion) be … Continue reading

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Rusty and Rosie: A Little Love Story

I love challenges, especially writing contest challenges! They give me a focus and help me stretch as a writer. So today, I’m participating in Susanna Leonard Hill’s 5th Annual Valentiny Writing Contest. The challenge: write a Valentine story in which … Continue reading

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Perfect Picture Book Friday: Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans

I was looking through some of my books this week for Nonfiction Fest and came across one by Phil Bildner. The book is about a real person, but since there are embellishments, it is classified as fiction. In an Author’s … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Ready

I learn so much from watching Renee LaTulippe’s Peek & Critique videos. And they are a wonderful review of much of what I learned in her Lyrical Language Lab course. In this week’s lesson we were challenged to write a … Continue reading

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Perfect Picture Book Friday: I Will Be Fierce

Today I’m participating in Susanna Leonard Hill’s Perfect Picture Book Friday. Be sure to check it out here. Title: I Will Be Fierce Author: Bea Birdsong Illustrator: Nidhi Chanani Publisher: Roaring Brook Press, 2019 Audience: Ages 3-6 (could also be … Continue reading

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Good Morning

Before: I walk sleepily to my office. The sun is just beginning to peek through the trees. The cardinal calls good-morning from his perch near the feeder. I linger over a Mary Oliver poem, and I am ready to start … Continue reading

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