Tagged with writing tips

YouTube Site Launch!


I’ve written on this blog about what I’m going to do to help promote myself a bit more.  Now that Ryan and I have moved on from the podcast to other things, I decided to get hopping on a YouTube channel where I’ll offer funny videos (mostly with my kids who are my life), audio … Continue reading

New Podcast Up: Star Wars – The Bluray


On this episode we get our grubby mitts on the Force Awakens bluray and talk about its lack of special features. We also discuss other television writing of merit and what we can learn from these tv writers. Find the episode here.

Frank Herbert’s Dune: Writing Lesson 3


I finished reading Dune by Frank Herbert, and as a first time reader of the series (Yeah.  I know.  Where’ve you been?) I was amazed by the deep philosophical nature of the book.  More than that, though, as I have been posting on this blog, old Frank Herbert has many tips to teach us about the … Continue reading

3 Writing Tips Gleaned from Ambrose Bierce

3 Writing Tips Gleaned from Ambrose Bierce


Right now my students are reading Ambrose Bierce’s “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge“.  The short story always brings forth different reactions from my students, mostly that some of them see the ending before it hits them, but this is because Bierce is dropping hints throughout the text that illustrate the fact of the surprise … Continue reading

Learning from Twain


Samuel Clemens. Currently my students are reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, a novel fraught with controversy, yet a novel with a message of hope.  My students are slowly getting into it as I allow them to record their favorite phrases from the novel on the board as we go through the novel. We are not … Continue reading