Month: October 2015

Support WoFo’s Booster Campaign!


WoFo’s first ever Write-a -Thon will be held at Robbinsville High School on November 23, 2015! All proceeds from the event will support the Robbinsville High School Special Olympics Program. If you would like to support the Write-a Thon and the Special Olympics of Robbinsville please consider buying a t-shirt at… www.booster.com/2015-write-a-thon      

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Story Teaser- Here’s the first scene of my latest story…The Fickle Engines of Fate (or How I Met Your Mother)


”Anyone who survives adolescence has enough material to write about for the rest of their life.” ~Flannery O’Connor We were the power couple of St. Ephrem’s Elementary School. We were Kevin and Whinnie. Zack and Kelly.  Dylan and Brenda. Megan and I were in the throes of a modern romance for most of 7th grade. […]

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Strengthen your Writing Voice by Counting Your Words


Since  September I ‘ve been teaching high school seniors the art of college essay writing. This unit offers diverse challenges because every student is writing a unique, personal narrative that’s a reflective presentation of themselves. But for me,  the biggest challenge lies in encouraging high school students to break away from the rigidness of “school writing”. For years students have […]

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Great Lines in Literature- The Things They Carried


Line: “I was a coward. I went to war.” From: “On the Rainy River” from The Things They Carried  by Tim O’Brien. These two simple, declarative  sentences conclude O’Brien’s complex short story “On the Rainy River” which details the emotional anguish O’Brien wrestled with while considering the following…   to accept his Vietnam draft notice or abandon his family, trash […]

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