January 2013

writing about writing

January 25, 2013
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Today on the Rhythm of the Home blog, I go all meta on you and write about writing. I take you step-by-step through my completely non-linear, illogical writing process. It’s a little wacky, but it works for me. It might help you understand why I think it’s a bad idea to impose outlines on kids […]

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stop the story!

January 18, 2013
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This week on Rhythm of the Home, I’m writing about the benefits of kids interrupting during read-alouds. I’ve written about this before, because I’m such a fan of talking about books. If you want to read more, there’s a post about talking about literature in general here, and one about talking about it in a […]

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fondness for my kitchen table

January 10, 2013
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I have another little essay up at Rhythm of the Home today, this one on my fondness for my kitchen table. Originally I’d planned to have my posts there appear along with posts here; I’d hoped to write a series on offering writing feedback to kids in this space in January. Alas, I haven’t yet […]

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guest-posting at rhythm of the home

January 3, 2013
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Wow, two posts in three days! Imagine that! This one is just a little promo piece, to tell you that I’m guest-posting at the Rhythm of the Home blog this month, and my first mini-essay is up. It’s a weeper about having my oldest home from college for Christmas. Hope you’ll pop over and read.

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through the blur

January 1, 2013
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I only need reading glasses when I wear my contacts. Somehow I feel compelled to explain that to people. I don’t need reading glasses, not really. Even though I’m 47. Like that’s something to brag about. Of course, I wear my contacts all day long, so the reading glasses find their way on my face fairly often. […]

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