10 Tips for Writing by Geoff Kirsch (part 1)

While we are on Hurricane Hiatus, Geoff Kirsch from Juneau Alaska, will be guest blogging. See last week’s post for his bio.   10 Tips for Writing One of my favorite (and most hated) qualities of pre-school aged children is their penchant for bluntness. Over the past year, my daughter and her little parliament of classmates have […]

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The post-hurricane blog

Remember that old thing you learned in English class about the “types of literary conflict” where one was Man vs. Nature? Yeah. We’re losing that one. I suppose you’ve heard by now that the November 13th Pen Parentis Literary Salon was canceled. Our lovely host, the Andaz Wall Street, is not yet open for business […]

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Music to guide us

In our world, we multitask. Facebook and other social media send us alerts during the workday; and often we have a peek at the message. The phone rings (or buzzes, or plays a melody, or quacks, or honks) while we are talking to a friend and we check to see who is calling. As parents, […]

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Creating a writing group for parents

How cool that I’m hitting on a trend – day after I posted about writing groups, THIS appeared by an NYC agent! Some people asked about creating your own writers group. Yes—absolutely possible. Easiest is to be the only person with kids in the group, but that can get depressing – everyone else is happy […]

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Writing Groups

SO, writing groups. What are they and how can you get one? Writing groups are a little like a workshop without a teacher. Of course, the easiest way to get feedback on your work is to sign up for a writing workshop (or if you are just starting a career, a writing class.) Thing is, […]

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Escape to Nirvana

Wow. Sorry that took so long – I didn’t mean to leave you hanging in the middle of a blog post, but I was combing hair. Boy hair. Girl hair. My hair. And doing laundry. Some sixty-five dollars worth of it. It’s insane how quickly time flies when your kid comes home with…lice. Yes. Thanks […]

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