Category: Writing

The Platypus Series

I’m a firm believer (and I’ve said it before) that great writing begins with any idea that is “in your heart or on your mind”.  This open-ended approach makes the daunting task of marking a blank piece of paper a …

The Write Start

I certainly don’t profess to be a professional writer or blogger but whatever it is that I do, I enjoy it.  I enjoy the act of noticing stories around me, I enjoy searching for the perfect word, and I enjoy …

Thursday Roll Call: Khushi

Meet Khushi. She is our final Roll Call entry for this 2011-2012 school year.  Khushi’s personality is a very fitting way to segue into the breezy summer holidays. She has a peaceful demeanour, an easygoing, relaxed approach to life, and …

Friday Roll Call: Austin

Meet Austin. That was his hair for “Crazy Hair Day” and those are his crazy-long eyelashes that are peeking out from under his brow.  That would be about as far as I’d go in using the word “crazy” to describe …

Wednesday Roll Call: Zinnia

Meet Zinnia. She is everything the flower is that shares her name:  unique, lovely, bright, popular and resilient.  I first met Zinnia when she was in Kindergarten; she played “Alvin” in the performance of the well-known, “Alvin and the Chipmunks” …

Monday Roll Call: Elena

Meet Elena. In choosing characters inspired by the Roger Hargreaves Mr. Men and Little Miss series, I’m surprised she chose to write a story about Little Miss Lazy because Elena is many things, but she is certainly not lazy.  A character …