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Article by Wendy McCance
When I started blogging last year, I never dreamed that I would switch over to writing full-time. I also never thought that I would like blogging so much that I would create all of the things I have put together on this site. Life is full of surprises and when you sit back and allow the story to unfold, amazing things seem to happen.
Switching over to a dot com has been the best decision I have made. The freedom it allows you is…Continue
Added by Wendy McCance on May 7, 2013 at 7:48am — No Comments
This post was originally posted on my blog here.
Today, I have something on my mind… That inner voice. I don’t mean the one that tells you it’s a bad idea to have ANOTHER drink at the bar (when you’ve already had four bay breezes-you know what I mean. Pineapple juice, vodka, cranberry juice. YUM. You just can’t stop after one. Though, I haven't had a one since giving birth.) or the one that tells you…Continue
Added by Bree Mobley on May 5, 2013 at 12:09am — No Comments
I get asked the question, "Why did you choose to write a blog about your illnesses?" a lot. Putting my personal business out in the open isn't the most attractive thing to do, but I do it to make me…Continue
Added by Jaime Sanders on April 11, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
Writing Prompt Part Deux
A lunch date with my younger self
So the scenario in my mind is the current me spending the day with a very young teenage version of me. Since I tackled the college years yesterday I figured I go a bit younger for this writing assignment.
So here goes...
I see us - younger Carol and older, wiser, more mature Carol having lunch together at one of my fun favorite restaurants in the city. Since I'm taking young C out…Continue
Added by Carol H. Wright on April 4, 2013 at 1:50pm — No Comments
If I could bring back...
For the next seven days I have a writing assignment. Each assignment starts with a prompt such as the one above. The goal of this is three-fold - 1) to work on being a more creative and thoughtful writer, 2) to allow you to get to know me more personally, & 3) to work on creating a better blog. Therefore, I'm diving into it because I'm truly invested in all three objectives.
So if I could bring back anything... I've thought on this a…Continue
Added by Carol H. Wright on April 4, 2013 at 1:47pm — No Comments
For fun, here’s a sneak peek of a scene from one chapter in “Love Renewed” that I’m ALMOST FINISHED WRITING. YAY!!!
*Note: this is rough, rough draft!*
Trailing behind Trevin as they entered the bedroom, Charlotte could feel her heart flutter with anticipation.
Coming to a halt, he faced her. She was unable to stop her breath from hitching as he lifted an arm and leaned to reach over her shoulder, shutting…Continue
Added by Cassandra Janey on March 19, 2013 at 4:31pm — No Comments
I wrote a post last month entitled, Year of the Letter. I have to say it has helped me get back to my first love. By now I had intended to write more than I actually have, but I can say that it is on my mind every day which makes me more inclined to do it. I have been so inspired by my 2013 declaration that I am introducing a guest blog series for…Continue
Added by Kelly A. Kitchens-Collins on March 18, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
It's been so interesting watching our girls over the last year and a half (if not longer) ... from the beginning as they would scribble on their Magna Doodles or with chunky crayons on construction paper. Watching their hands as I attempted to peak their interest in writing letters or drawing shapes; I would notice which hand they would hold their pens, pencils and crayons. I remember a period when L would randomly switch her writing utensil from one hand to another trying to figure it…Continue
Added by Elaine on March 13, 2013 at 9:50pm — No Comments
This is the article I wish I had found when I started out. I had read a million blogs by other writers and I had my handy copy of The Writers Digest, but I couldn’t find any information on what I was supposed to do once I actually got an assignment.
I would like to share with you some information that will hopefully ease your mind and prepare you for that big moment.
My first request to write an article came last summer. I had an opportunity from a financial company to write…Continue
Added by Wendy McCance on March 10, 2013 at 11:22am — No Comments
Added by Kasey Ibarra on March 9, 2013 at 10:27am — No Comments
Things are a lot different this time around than they were when I was carrying the Munchkin. I don't have half as much time to lounge around and do nothing. I haven't decided if this is a blessing or a curse. Most likely it is both.
I'm starting to make lists for the Belly Munchkin's arrival. Whether I'll actually ever manage to check anything off those lists is yet to be seen.
I have however, been able to squeeze some time in for weekly yoga. Not as much as I managed before I…Continue
Added by rsemeline on March 8, 2013 at 10:31am — No Comments
L has been very interested in writing and trying to write her letters. We have a very cool dry erase tablet where she can trace her letters. We do different activities that helps with this too. I get a lot of ideas from Pinterest. She loves to try, she concentrates so hard and gets so excited when something clicks and she "gets" whatever it is that she's trying to do! When we are about to do a "sit down activity," I'll have a few ideas in mind and I'll ask her if she wants to do a…Continue
Added by Elaine on March 6, 2013 at 11:44pm — No Comments
I just can't sit still for long periods of time. I always had trouble sitting still when I was in school, during church service, or waiting for a doctors appointment. I find out years later that I have restless leg syndrome, which would explain why I always tap my feet on the floor when I sit down and kicking my legs all night during my sleep. When I have to sit on a plane for several hours my legs get so tense and I start to freak out if I can't move or stretch them. Just the idea that…Continue
Added by KayK on March 6, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
IT'S LIKE GOING OUT TO DINNER
You're probably wondering what I'm talking about and how it's like going…Continue
I would like to try to help those who are either starting out blogging or feel like they have hit the wall. It's great to write about how great blogging has been for me, like I did in my last post http://searchingforthehappiness.wordpress.com/2013/02/23/a-blog-can-change-your-life-in-astounding-ways/ but I realize that the article could feel frustrating to read if you feel…Continue
Originally posted on my blog, "Images of Imma-Jane and Lucy!"
If you're an educator, especially an elementary teacher, you're probably familiar with Lucy Calkins. I've been trained on a lot of writing programs in my career but I've always stuck to Calkin's program because it works. I wish I had the time and patience to do more…Continue
Added by Amy Van Horn on February 12, 2013 at 9:34pm — No Comments
I'm a bit sad to be writing this post but at the same time, it's past time for me to do this and it will lead to bigger better things.
This will be my very last blog post as A Wannabe Supermom. Go ahead. Shed a tear. Or not... It's been so long since I really wrote anything that most are probably wondering, "Who are you, again?"
I've been dragging my feet on this for a while but have known it was the right thing to do for months. I have grown so much since having started…
Added by Abigail Maxwell on January 31, 2013 at 8:51pm — No Comments
Originally posted on my blog Images of Imma-Jane and Lucy!
As a Reading Specialist, I don't have a lot of papers to bring home and grade. However, the last two weeks I've been administering math tests to about 150 kids (yes, math, not reading--I know, seems odd!) and the only way I was ever going to get them all…Continue
Added by Amy Van Horn on January 30, 2013 at 11:33pm — No Comments
I scoured the internet for marbelizing tutorials and they're all a little different. I took the parts that made the most sense, went through a bit of trial and error, and came up with the following process.
To learn how, please follow the link:…Continue
Added by Julie Holmansky on January 23, 2013 at 9:46am — No Comments
While reviewing my blog archives for a project I’m working on, I noticed that my first blog entry was dated January 16. That’s one year ago today!
I know this factoid doesn’t mean much to anyone. I didn’t think it would mean much to me either. It was not a milestone I was tracking—it was a milestone I stubbled upon. But I’m so glad I did because it illustrated that progress isn’t measured by how far we have…Continue
Added by Dana Matas on January 16, 2013 at 4:01pm — No Comments