On Writing

Diversity and the White Writer (Intentionality, A Diverse Cast, and Writing What You Know)

I’ve been doing a fair amount of research on diversity for a large essay I am writing on Diversity in the Language Arts classroom. As I’ve been writing, I have been thinking a lot about how this relates to writing, my own fiction and the novels I read. You don’t have to look too far… Continue reading Diversity and the White Writer (Intentionality, A Diverse Cast, and Writing What You Know)

Creative Non-fiction

Moon of Vanishing Stock Dams

When the writing comes difficult, sometimes exercises are helpful. I learned the MOON creative non-fiction exercise in college. A moon correlates to a season of life. Here is one of mine: It was one of the driest and hardest summers for ranchers in South Dakota and it brought more trials and back-aching work than I’d… Continue reading Moon of Vanishing Stock Dams