Monthly Archives: March 2013

Blushing Bookcase

There is all sorts of evidence that reading aloud to kids from the time they’re babies and encouraging them to read makes a huge difference in school — and that kids who read well also spell well and write well, … Continue reading

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Poetic Pointers

“I don’t will a poem into being. I unravel it.” Dana Gioia Dana Gioia is the award-winning author of several collections of poetry. He also spearheaded “Poetry Out Loud,” a national competition that involved nearly half a million high-schoolers. In … Continue reading

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Creativity Boosters

There’s nothing more fun than having fun while you’re writing. Enjoyment not only boosts our feel-good endorphins, it also enhances our creativity. Here are a few easy-to-use little tricks you can pull out of your kit bag on days when … Continue reading

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Love Letters

“A kind word is like a spring day.” Russian Proverb “This is my letter to the world That never wrote to me.” Emily Dickinson What a simple, yet powerful idea: In a world where we are overwhelmed and obsessed with … Continue reading

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Airborne Ideas

Have you ever noticed how ideas sometimes seem to fly around the ether, planting themselves in many different minds at the same time? This is the thought that popped into my own project-packed head when I read in The Wall … Continue reading

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Adorable Advice

“In a marriage, both partners continue to grow. The best thing you can offer is your unconditional support and acceptance, wrapped in love for the person who shares your life.” Love, Cutie Barbara “Cutie” Cooper is a star on YouTube, … Continue reading

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Tone Deaf

I don’t know about you, but I’ve seen a lot of filmed versions of books lately: The Life of Pi is one, and two versions of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. I also recently saw an old film of … Continue reading

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