writing

In These Quiet Hours

It’s a summer morning and the house is quiet. My kids are still asleep and with no school or camp for today, they could very well sleep until noon. I sip my coffee and read the newspaper. Turn on my… Read More ›

My Desk

I don’t have a desk and it’s starting to be a problem. Granted, I don’t think that having one would make me all that more organized and on top of my work. I mean, the idea of having neatly color-coded… Read More ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›