Writing

Let the Sunshine In

It’s the little things, really. Today, I found a little bit ‘o sunshine warming up my blog: I was awarded the Sunshine Award by Melinda Ziskinder, a fellow writer who blogs about parenting and life and what-not over at There… Read More ›

One Hour Photo

I was driving with my son when we passed this old strip mall that had a One Hour Photo Shop. Intrigued, he asked me what it was. “Well,” I explained, “sometimes people need their pictures quickly for some reason or… Read More ›

Lessons from Stephen

It’s Stephen King’s birthday this week. Saturday, to be exact. I’ve been a Stephen King fan for quite some time now. I picked up Pet Semetary when I was in ninth grade. At the time, everyone was passing around VC Andrews’ Flowers in… Read More ›

4:30 AM

Here’s what happens when you have to drive at 4:30 in the morning out in the mountains and forests of upstate NY. You start to freak out. It happens slowly. Since you’re alone on the road, you think about the… Read More ›

Meeting Neil

I came to Neil Gaiman in a backwards sort of way. A student of mine, Alex, brought  American Gods into class and told me that I had to read it. I, of course, took the book, thanked him, and proceeded to… Read More ›

One Year

It’s the one year anniversary of Writing Elves! Yes, I’m pretty excited. I started this blog as a way to force myself to write each week. I asked some blogging friends for advice and sort of just jumped into the… Read More ›

It’s a Guest!

We interrupt our normally scheduled blogpost to bring you the following short story by guest blogger Shoshy Ciment. Thanks for filling in this week, Shoshy, while we continue to unpack our computers. Enjoy her short story! You can follow her… Read More ›

That Birthday Feeling

It was just my birthday. I wish I could pinpoint the day that my birthday stopped carrying that “birthday feeling.” You know what I mean. There used to be a certain intangible aura that used to follow me from the… Read More ›