How Do You Take Your Retellings?

Writing a retelling, or a continuation story, or a variation, is hard work. First of all, you get the comments like, “can’t you come up with your own ideas?” This usually comes from non-creative types, so I’m just going to … Read More

Digging for Buried Treasure by Sophia Rose

As this is a new year and my first post of the said New Year, I thought I would share a bit about one of my personal resolutions. I am not afraid to make these even if I struggle to … Read More

Heroine In Training

I recently decided to tackle the challenge of writing a short story for the Meryton Press Holiday Anthology Short Story contest that would be a modern retelling of Northanger Abbey. In the process, naturally I chose to re-read the original. … Read More

Oh The Places You’ll Go

Oh the Places You’ll Go! By Sophia Rose To (mis)quote Dr. Seuss, Oh the Places You’ll Go when you engage in the art of story writing. In actuality, I’ve barely dipped my adventurous toe outside the continental US though I’ve … Read More

Writing Like a…Pork Chop?

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Learning how to write is a lifelong process. I’ve been known to say that I wrote my first book at age nine (Big Blue the Elephant – still unpublished -ha ) and have been learning to write ever since. I … Read More

Lessons from Creative Writing Workshop

I spend my days teaching 6th graders how to read and write. This semester, I taught my first creative writing elective and so last week, with the end of the semester, I gave my students a survey so that I … Read More

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