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Category Archives: The Write Stuff
Christmas, at least for me, brings back memories and feelings like no other season can. Every year, in early December, my mom would get out the decorations – glass ornaments, silver tinsel (re-used year after year), and large multi-colored lights. … Continue reading
How many people know details about their great-great-great-great-great-aunt’s life? And know the details so well that they can write a fascinating story about an event some would say was a miracle? Obviously, Natalie Kinsey-Warnock‘s ancestors kept the story alive by passing it down … Continue reading
What kind of person sets out to become a ballerina by reading library books and practicing dance steps in her family’s driveway? Or spends hours studying large medical textbooks, trying to learn about anesthetics … at the age of 12? … Continue reading
Reading a book by Jon Scieszka is a little like walking through a house of mirrors at the fair. The story sounds similar to things you’ve read before … yet just a little off. In some spots, you do a double-take and reread the … Continue reading
I don’t remember when I first read The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton, but the idea of a house with feelings didn’t seem that far-fetched to me. Maybe it was my age. According to Christine Lundberg, a producer and filmmaker who’s been active … Continue reading
I first became familiar with The Elements of Style in junior college, in an English class. It was one of the few books I did NOT return to the used book store at the end of the semester. In fact, I still have … Continue reading
The places we live and the things we experience as youngsters stay with us forever. For Cynthia Rylant, who grew up in the heart of Appalachia in the 1960s, that meant getting close to nature in a much deeper way than most of … Continue reading
“It’s funny how ideas are; in a lot of ways they’re just like seeds. Both of them start real, real small and then … woop, zoop, sloop … before you can say Jack Robinson, they’ve gone and grown a lot … Continue reading
“Travel is the best way of getting new ideas.” – Graeme Base Graeme Base is what you might call a “Renaissance man.” His dream as a boy was to be an artist or a musician. He became both. But along the … Continue reading