Parenting adventures posted!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! I’ve posted my latest parenting adventures for you. Here’s a quick peek at what you’ll find:

Are you tired of your current career? Do you feel like your friends are moving up the ladder faster than you are? Have you ever wondered what it’s like to spend time with contentious middle schoolers?

Introducing our brand new training program called “Parenting Tweens!”

Read the full Chart (and all program details :D) on Growth Chart now!

Have a fantastic week, readers!


Newest Growth Spurts now up!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! I’ve posted my latest parenting adventures for you. Here’s a quick excerpt:

“Can you imagine doing this without cell phones?” Eleven asked.

“We did,” I said. “We didn’t have cell phones when I was a kid.”

Read all of the Spurts now on Growth Chart.

Have a great weekend, readers!


Sharing the work of other writers…

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Good morning, Write Edge readers, and happy Monday! Here’s a gray, foggy day in Central Illinois. Fall is definitely settling in.

It’s the start of another week and more of everything you all have come to enjoy about the Write Edge. First, this week’s motivational quote. I think this quote really encapsulates what the best stories and books do for all of us who love to read. It certainly does for those of us who try to write solid fiction:

“Fiction gives us empathy: it puts us inside the minds of other people, gives us the gifts of seeing the world through their eyes. Fiction is a lie that tells us true things, over and over.”—Neil Gaiman

Speaking of empathy and putting us square inside other people’s experiences, it’s the last Monday of the month, which means our monthly writers’ showcase. I’m sharing several stories that will take you through a variety of experiences — everything from losing a child to visiting a parent in prison. Read all the stories now on The Write Edge Writing Workshop!

I missed out on sharing a book review last week because of a big deadline, so this week you get not one but two book reviews. First, the review I promised you last week: my thoughts on the memoir Here We Are by Aarti Namdev Shahani. Later on Wednesday, you’ll find out what I thought about the novel Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren. Come back for both of those reviews in the middle of the week on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

Then, on Friday, it’s back to parenting adventures and Growth Spurts. Find them on Growth Chart at the end of the week.

Have a lovely week, readers!