Writing

Bad Writing (The Movie)

Bad writing can sometimes teach us more than good writing can. When you pick up a great book, it might be hard to pinpoint the specifics of what makes it all work. Pick up a bad book, and well...the problems tend to jump off the page. Now there's a movie to show us exactly that. I heard… Continue reading Bad Writing (The Movie)

Writing

Would You Call Yourself An Artist?

    During a recent visit, my mother-in-law sat at the kitchen table admiring my six-year-old son's artwork.  "Oh, it's so beau-ti-ful," she said. Then, turning my way, "He's really an artist!" I smiled, and gave my standard reply, "Thanks, but you know he didn't get it from me."  Because, seriously, I can't draw. I also can't paint, sew,… Continue reading Would You Call Yourself An Artist?