On the Road Again

Don’t let that tree fool you. I’m totally driving down the highway. I’m off to Chicago to pick up my dad, but we won’t be staying. I imagine I’ll be in Chi-town for a total of twenty minutes, then it’s back on the road. ETA: My dad and brother missed their connection in Phoenix last …

Outlining 2.0

I know, I know… not everyone outlines. Even the people who DO outline all tend to have completely different definitions of an outline. My outlines are really more of a guide. I don’t follow a numbering system, I write in paragraph form, and I summarize the action. It guides me from point A to B to …

Flashback Friday

I don’t plan to make this a regular feature unless I unearth my old writing folders. And even then there may have to be some editing. I found my high school literary magazine–which has two pieces I wrote (I’ll post the second one next week)–while searching for samples for my design portfolio. I also designed …

How to Write Good

I borrowed — not plagiarized — this from Megan Rebekah — who I believe borrowed it from someone else — so you may have seen this by now. Enjoy! How to Write Good 1. Always avoid annoying alliteration. 2. Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do. 3. Employ the vernacular. 4. …

Irony

Three years ago today my dad shoved the final box into my car and we headed south to Me-hi-co. (We also removed the toaster oven when we realized there wasn’t room for my file box. Talk about a decision I’ll regret for the next 1083 days.) That same day (it was a Monday) two close …