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Claire: The Perfect Mother

Kristen shared this link about loving the “bad mother” in you on Facebook today, and these lines struck the writer in me: “You no doubt have an image of ‘the perfect mother’ in your mind. Describe her in as much … Continue reading

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Claire: Pet Peeves

I’m on a grading deadline so I need to limit my writing today. Hence, a timed prompt: The writing prompt is to list as may pet peeves as you can for 10 minutes, and then to list as many blessings … Continue reading

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Claire: Perspective

It’s all how you look at it, right? So this writing exercise is about shifting perspective: in this case, from¬† gloomy to glad. Curses I’m so tired that all I want to do is go to bed, but I haven’t … Continue reading

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Claire: Symbolism, Part 1

When I teach symbol analysis in my classes, my technique is to have students draw a T chart and list the literal details (using actual quotations) an author uses to describe an object on one side of the chart, then … Continue reading

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Claire: Comfort Writing

I’m feeling a bit humbled by the world right now. Another mass shooting. Another potential war. Flooding out west. The challenges KHP and her relatives are facing. Weird weather changes (that are quickly becoming the norm) and the accompanying colds … Continue reading

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Claire: Vignette for Free

Today I remembered Jamaica Kincaid’s “Girl” and thought I would write a stream-of-consciousness little something to Free. The prompt is to write something to someone that you want them to know but that you would never actually say to them. … Continue reading

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Claire: Points of View

This is my first attempt at one of the literary terms (albeit not a sample I would pass on to students) but also, conveniently, it responds to this prompt from The Daily Post.¬† It’s also a journal entry and a … Continue reading

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