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Making Manuscripts with Muppet Magic

Recently, I took my parents and my children to see the new Muppet movie, The Muppets, and those Muppet puppets really took me back to the good old days when I was in high school.  Puppets and yes, The Muppets, heavily influenced my interest in writing.  That was back in the days of church buses […]

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 […]

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 […]