I Write Because the World Needs More Honesty

Why do I write? Why do I feel compelled to write down the jumbled up thoughts bouncing around in my head? I mean, it's not as if the words magically flow out of my head and through my fingertips with great ease, that's for sure. The process of writing is not easy. To be honest,…

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Teachers, Christians, Vegans, and Health Bloggers

Each fall, as my students embark on their first narrative writing piece of the year, I am reminded of the importance of (re)teaching the art of elaboration. My students will (fingers crossed) tell you that when narrative writers elaborate, they provide the reader with a more complete picture of who they are. For instance, my…