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The modern sculpture artist Henry Moore once shared a bit of silver wisdom in an interview he granted poet Donald Hall when he was 80 years old. He said,  "You must have something you want to do more than anything else, that's at the center of your being, the center...

Last time we examined one of the techniques Susan Fletcher uses in Shadow Spinner to aid readers in recognizing secondary characters: the Layered Character Tag. Now let’s look at how Fletcher helps her readers “see” important secondary characters in detail. She uses a lengthier description...

Confession: I 've never seen the HUNGER GAMES..  I really have no excuse since one of my husband’s students was in the film as a tribute (a minor one of course…he gets killed like everyone else….but I can’t describe the scene for you since I haven’t…ahem…seen...