About this space

Writing is one of the hardest, most complex things we humans do, but it is also one of the most rewarding.

Whether you’re trying to write a novel, write a term paper, or just like to think about writing, here you will find thoughts and suggestions for how to do it better.

You can navigate the site by categories. I write on:

  • Grammar,
  • Structure,
  • The Writing Process,
  • The *Why’s* of Writing
  • Coaching writing (especially useful for parents, especially during COVID!)

Each post will be marked as belonging to at least one of these categories.

I am a teacher, writer, researcher. Writing was always something that seemed to come naturally– but even so, it is always work. Pleasant, challenging, fulfilling work. I hope to demystify the process and help you not only become a better writer, but a happier one!

“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” ~ Stephen King

Why is it important for a writer to read? There are several reasons. One, there is nothing new under the sun. Stephen King’s novels and short stories borrow elements from other writers; Shakespeare’s plays took plots and characters from the Greeks and from fellow playwrights. Whether you are writing a novel, a letter, a resume, … Continue reading “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” ~ Stephen King