Parenting adventures now up!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! I’ve posted my latest adventures for you. Today’s post is about something near and dear to my heart: language. Here’s an excerpt:

I can’t read or understand Chinese, but the girls can. Maybe, by watching movies with Chinese subtitles and speaking Hindi at dinner and using English to navigate life, Twelve and Ten will learn in a new way about what the world needs more of today: compassion for others.

Read the whole Chart now on Growth Chart!

Have a lovely day and weekend, readers!



Midweek postings

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Good morning, Write Edge readers! Yes, I realize it’s Wednesday and not Monday. I could have posted on Monday and I could also come up with a fancy, convoluted reason why I didn’t. Truth? I was goofing off a little bit.

Yes, even dedicated writers do that once in a while. :>

But I’m back, and as part of my penance I’ve posted both Monday and Wednesday’s content. Before that, however, it’s time for our Monday Motivational Quote (yeah, yeah, not Monday. Motivation is just as valuable in the middle of the week as it is at the beginning of it.) While Maya Angelou talks about writing, you can substitute any life passion you’re pursuing in the place of the words “to write.” No matter what goals you have or what path you follow, you need to do it with full heart.

“The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides right through the brain and goes straight to the heart.”—Maya Angelou, American poet and author

Next comes this week’s short story. I had no idea, when I sat down to write it, that I would hit upon the holidays. That’s part of the magic and mystery of crafting stories! Here’s an excerpt:

The sting of her loneliness refused to soften, however, and she kept fighting the urge to get angry at Tony. She’d spent so much time getting angry at so many other people. Part of her didn’t see the harm in adding another person to the list; another part of her didn’t have the energy to do so.

Read the whole story now on The Write Edge Writing Workshop!

Last on the list for today is this week’s book review. I read Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris. Here’s the opening to my post on the book:

A reporter makes a choice that changes his career and threatens the livelihood of a family. When he decides to reverse his decision, he’ll need to use all of his skills to make things right again for all involved. Author Kristina McMorris transports readers to the depths of the Depression and makes 1930s New York City and Philadelphia come alive in her excellent novel Sold on A Monday.

Read the whole review now on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

Which leaves Growth Chart this coming Friday. Which will get posted. :>

Thanks for your patience and support, readers! Talk to you again in a couple of days!



Newest parenting adventures posted!

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Good morning, Write Edge readers! I’ve posted my latest parenting adventures for you. Check out this excerpt:

“Tomorrow’s going to be the worst day ever,” Ten said. “An orthodontist checkup and a dentist checkup in the same week?”

“Well, they weren’t in the same week,” Twelve reasoned. “Your orthodontist appointment was last Wednesday, and the dental cleaning is tomorrow. On Thursday.”

Read all the Spurts now on Growth Chart!

Have a wonderful day, readers!