Backups and Brain-space

This week was back to fiction time, a habit I’m trying to get into. Using the  Pomodoro Technique, where you work for 20 minutes and then take 5 minutes off, I’m trying to make jumping back into fiction writing less scary. Well, scary speaking from an imposter...

We Work Together

Planning is the name of the game as Washington schools come back to start the new year. Teacher back-to-business week brings a great opportunity to collaborate and to invigorate the teachers a librarian works with. This year I’m switching up the program. How can we...

Real Writer

Recently a friend and writer confided that he had come to a conclusion about his forward path to a writing career. Reading through his well-documented and thoroughly experienced paragraphs on his journey-to-date and the upcoming year’s prospects, I was struck by the...

Accountability and Time Management

Writing is usually done by yourself, but sometimes doing it by yourself isn’t effective. There’s nothing like writing with a friend to help you keep track of your time. if you’re writing a blog post instead of editing a chapter, it still counts....