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But I Want to be Socially Savvy…

I don't know whether it is because I've grown so busy with life (teaching/lesson plans/ect) or whether I got lazy or whether I fell out of writing or what... but I really do want to be socially active. When I had my blog Bitemybook I did a lot of blogging. I reviewed books, I wrote interesting… Continue reading But I Want to be Socially Savvy…


30 Day Writing Challenge: Day 3

WHAT ARE YOUR THREE BIGGEST PET PEEVES? You know, I try my darndest to be forth giving when it comes to the quirks people attach themselves to. I know I have plenty of them myself and so I hope others forgive me for my annoyances, bothersome traits, and what-have-you. Still, there are things that I… Continue reading 30 Day Writing Challenge: Day 3


30 Day Writing Challenge: Day 2

We hear so many things about ourselves from the time we are able to comprehend words, phrases, and sentences. Compliments, putdowns, inspiring words, and the like. It can sometimes be difficult to sift through all that people say to us as we fight to develop our 'true self'. Some people pass on words as blessings… Continue reading 30 Day Writing Challenge: Day 2


I need space!

So, I have this small problem. I have a small living space. Now, I'm very blessed with my house but as my family grows (our kids are teens and preteens) our house seems to get smaller every time we have another birthday. Being a writer, a professional teacher, and a hotel representative, and a mother… Continue reading I need space!


Personal Discoveries

I couldn't wait. I had to get my task done so that I could move to the next section of my new book. The task was to make a poster board pulling images and words that 'spoke to me'. I immediately set out to Walgreen in the middle of the night and picked up a… Continue reading Personal Discoveries


The TW attacks: Day One

The Tortured Writer continues her journey: Day One: Upon picking up the book The Sound of Paper by Julia Cameron I observe a few things. The cover is not spectacular. It has trees and birds; a lot of brown. It is somewhat fitting as I don’t feel so spectacular with my writing either. At the… Continue reading The TW attacks: Day One


Creative Strengths

The Journey of the Torture Writer Continues: My creative strengths… I know I have creative strengths. They have existed since I was a young child. Inside me existed poems and short stories, even novellas. And as I battled many years with my own deep dark depressions these creative strengths aided me in a way that… Continue reading Creative Strengths


In Which I Start Anew

This last week I got to try my hand teaching English to 10th graders. Not the whole class; more like the last 25 minutes or so as the lead teacher had to leave. The students are working on adverbs. UGH! I may be wrong in my assumption but I believe that most of the world… Continue reading In Which I Start Anew