Many of my writer friends and students are starting the new year with big plans for change. Some want to write more. Some want to send work out for publication more often. Some are determined to finish a project that’s been eluding them. Continue reading “A Habit is Born”
It’s either the end of civilization, or a great day for the English Language, depending on who you ask. Last week, the Washington Post officially revised its style guide to allow writers to use the word “they” as a singular pronoun. Continue reading “Revising the Rules”
It’s an unpopular sentiment, but I kind of love it when Daylight Saving Time ends.
Partly it’s because twilight right now is a velvety indigo you don’t see in any other season. Partly it’s because it reminds me of growing up in the Midwest, and walking home on crisp evenings, through frost-coated leaves, the warm scent of newly re-opened fireplaces in the air. Continue reading “Falling Back”