writing

Fast Fiction – A Guide to Novel Writing

February 24, 2014

Fast Fiction: A Guide to Writing a First-Draft Novel in Thirty Days by Denise Jaden National Novel Writing Month is a huge event that happens every November. The challenge is to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. It sound nearly impossible, but I [Keep Reading]

Juliet Lives – A Play Written by My Students

September 24, 2013

Romeo and Juliet (Claire Danes and Leonardo Di I worked with a group of students in my class to write and produce a short dramatic work. We were brainstorming ideas and one of my students suggested doing a version of Much Ado About Nothing. I [Keep Reading]

Silent Cacophony Turns 5!

March 26, 2012

In March of 2007 I started this blog with a very specific goal. I wanted to become a published author and thought it would be a great idea to establish a presence online. So I started this blog with the goal and desire to become a published [Keep Reading]

I’m a NaNoWriMo Winner!

December 1, 2011

I did it! I wrote an entire 50,015 word novel in the month of November to win my very first National Novel Writing Month prize. It feels good! When I first decided to take on this challenge, I only had a rough idea of the story I wanted to tell. I [Keep Reading]

NaNoWriMo Update (Part 1 – The Set Up)

November 13, 2011

It is Sunday night, day 13 of National Novel Writing Month. I was planning on writing a post every week about my progress but I simply haven’t had the time.  It’s tough writing 1,700 words a day for two weeks straight.  But [Keep Reading]

Tackling NaNoWriMo – Am I Crazy?

October 27, 2011

I must be crazy. I’m thinking of participating in National Novel Writing Month this year. The goal is simple – write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. It sounds simple, but that’s 1,700 words a day for each day of the [Keep Reading]

The Truth is Hidden Within Us

July 13, 2011

Remember when I used to feature a quotation on this blog every week? That was a long time ago. Today, I thought I’d share a nice quote with you all here.I really like this one. It shows a connection that I feel is present among us all. It [Keep Reading]
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