Month: September 2009

TCTK Reviewed by John Adcox

I’m always thrilled when The Company They Keep gets an enthusiastic review. But some reviews make me want to jump and shout “YES! You get it!! That’s what this book is all about!!!” That was my reaction to this review recently posted by author John Adcox on his blog:  In Good Company: The Company They

Creativity and Hungry Caterpillars

I love Eric Carle, the author and artist behind classic children’s books like The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I stumbled across his blog and really like these thoughts about creativity, time, seeds, and hatchlings: Thursday, September 3, 2009 The Seed that Grows into a Story Sometimes ideas for my books seem to burst into bloom. But

This blog was posted by me.

A colleague called me the other day. He offered to buy me a latte if I could help him figure out what was so bad about passive voice. I met him at the coffee shop on campus. I sipped my latte and explained that passive voice does not mean that your sentence is long and dangly, lacks

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