I like to lay in bed for about an hour after I wake up, thinking about a scene I’m writing. I picture it frame-by-frame—the visuals, the emotions of each character, their actions, what they think and what they say. A few days ago, I was mulling over a scene that takes place after my protagonist… Continue reading Pondering a Problem Scene
I taught a Dialogue 101 class yesterday to a high school creative writing club. It was an interesting experience. Half of the class interacted, the other half did not. School sure has changed in xx years (I’m not telling how many years). I guess the days of all the desks facing the teacher’s desk at… Continue reading Taught Dialogue Class at High School
by Glory Wade Are you ready to add a dog to your family? There are several things you should consider before stepping into this long-term commitment. I offer this questionnaire to help you before you adopt or buy a canine, or two, or three. 1. Why do you want a dog? (Select all that… Continue reading 16 Things You Should Know Before You Get a Dog
Today: “Ohhhh, isn’t that cute?” A few months later: “No! Bad dog!” Do you want him to bark for food (or anything else) when his adorable little arf turns into a deep bark? Don’t teach your dog to bark for food unless you can live with it when he is older. Also discourage barking for… Continue reading PUPPY TRAINING: Will Cute Today be Cute Tomorrow? What are You Teaching Your Dog?