Monthly Archives: June 2012

Got an iPad?

Our journal this year written by the wonderful and talented students at Columbus Middle School is now available as an eBook for free! Just search for “Canoga” on iTunes, or click this link. Advertisements

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The Portal to Everything Else

I’m going to give you links to a bunch of different places. And you’re going to be inspired and like it.

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Whack Yourself in the Head: A Fun Creative Exercise

Having trouble coming up with a new story?  Find yourself fumbling around with ideas but unable to settle on one?  Do you think you’re just not creative enough?  Well listen up fellow denmates, cuz this one’s for you. So I … Continue reading

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How are you with Death Scenes?

One of the most amazing parts about spending time with students far younger than you is their surprising ability to draw your attention to details you might not have noticed otherwise. This past year at Columbus Middle School, I was … Continue reading

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How Screenwriting Made Me a Better Novelist

Now, I’ll have to admit, when I was first introduced to screenplays, I thought they were pretty lame. All dialogue. Almost no description. The page looked practically naked. Empty. Without the stylistic adornments and embellishments of fine literature. I turned … Continue reading

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The Moment

Some stories draw me in right away. From the first page I’m plunged into a high-stakes adventure or an intense drama. They’re the books I pick up to fill an hour and end up staying for two, then three, then … Continue reading

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Updates Coming to the Writer’s Den Website

Brace yourselves.

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