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Three Fun Reflections on the English Language

I’ve been trying, with limited success, to participate in Nanowrimo this month.  My extracurricular activity has really cut into my blogging time, but since I write in English (the American version), I want to pay tribute to the weirdest, most difficult language on Earth by sharing some great links.  Teachers, especially those who teach English […]

Getting Excited About August Camp NaNoWriMo

I’m so pleased that the great folks at NaNoWriMo have developed Camp NaNoWriMo for those of us who love a high adventure writing experience to brighten up our summer.  Thanks guys! NaNoWriMo, which stands for National Novel Writing Month, began way back in July, 1999 in the San Fransisco Bay Area.  This event, held every […]

Are There Only 50 Basic Book Covers for YA Fiction?

You’ve done it again.  You spot Jack, the guy who used to live in the apartment two doors down from yours.  Same build, same clothes, same premature bald spot. “Jack!  Nothing’s been the same since you left!” Jack turns around to find out who’s speaking, but he’s not Jack.  He’s a stranger who only resembles […]