Getting the Online Writing Hang --Less is More!

I bring almost a decade of online writing to Bubblews. I come from writing for a plethora of sites. I'm used to researching, rewriting, agonizing over every word (yes, lots of micromanaging). Reading other shorter, bloggier articles here, I feel anxious. Is an editor going to decline this? Have they gone through it with a fine-tooth comb 26 times? It didn't hit the word count! Gasp--there's a typo! The world will now spontaneously implode.   Getting the Bubbling Hang (Hint: Less is Okay)

On Girl Scouts, Grass Skirts and Growing Up--a Humorous Personal Narrative

This is a humorous personal narrative I wrote. Students and teachers, feel free to use this as a sample for creative writing. It could be used to demonstrate memoir writing, too.  (Photo is from Wiki Commons: User Frank Kovalchek)

When I was in 3rd grade, my mother was a single, working mom. This was pretty unusual in 1972. There were day care dramas and a slightly different lifestyle than my two-parent-household friends. It also meant she couldn't do the room mother thing at school, drive to field trips, etc. So I was really excited when she volunteered to be a Brownies troop leader. The other girls loved her and I was proud and a little possessive. But I never played on the relationship. Except once. Read more One of My Embarrassing Moments, Involving a Grass Skirt

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Freelance writer, Top 100 Yahoo! Voices, Yahoo! News, Shine, Michigan, Detroit), blogger, teacher, mom of 4, happily married 25 years. Graduated GVSU 1986, psychology/general education and special education. continuing ed up to present. Certified MI teacher. Writing Michigan history mystery, children's Gothic fantasy. Areas of expertise: education, relationships, mental health, nutrition, history, world cultures. Passions: faith, Catholic church, sustainable living, interfaith initiatives, living simply that others might simply live. Working on MA in EI education. 

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