What is pi? By definition, pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. In other words, pi equals the circumference divided by the diameter (π = c/d). (https://www.livescience.com/29197-what-is-pi.html) What is pie? Delicious. Advertisements
It took three weeks to write this bit, because when good writing means seeing the world through my protagonists eyes, and this chapter is going to hurt. A lot. Snippet: Penny felt her muscles tighten up. Her jaw clenched so tight that her teeth hurt. Her mouth went dry, and she couldn’t ask any of… Read More Painful scenes are hard to write
Feb twenty second is 2-22. Train whistle day!
Rewriting Takes Place AFTER Writing Hurray, the story has hit its very first “my story is awful” milestone! I know they’re going to come up, but these moments still manage to surprise me. Every time. It’s like it never happened before. So happy, not happy. Is the middle of chapter 7 early enough to decide… Read More Lucky Penny Milestone
Children with dyslexia can’t learn to read the way most kids do. Some brains are wired so differently that the kids need special learning techniques. Some kids teach themselves to pin down the words with self-invented techniques. For these 6-9 year olds, the “box” does not even exist.
Fort Sumter, the battle that started the Civil War. Who started the fight, and why? And where is that fort, anyhow? Where is Fort Sumter? An island fortress with cannons overlooking Charleston Harbor – a place where two rivers meet the Atlantic Ocean. Excellent for shipping = Excellent for blocking shipping. When did Fort Sumter… Read More Fort Sumter: Who attacked Who?
Why, I say WHY, does the Spring Semester start in February? It’s too cold to be Spring. So, Poetry: Bonus if you know who wrote it! The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house All that cold cold wet day