Author Archives: DrEMiller

About DrEMiller

K-12 teacher for 13 years (Special Education for 10 years); Post-secondary educator since 2002; Education consulting since 1995. When teaching, held teaching certificates in K-12 special education, reading specialist; and secondary social studies. Doctorate: Educational Psychology Programmer/analyst for 10 years, including project management and training of corporate execs.

Monday Motivations

Originally posted on esthernewtonblog:
Doesn’t Monday come round quickly?! Here’s a new writing challenge for you: Write a story or poem on any of the following themes: Misery Sleep Gold Last week’s themes were as follows: Disaster Love Silence Here…

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Writing Tip: Begin with the Inciting Incident

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The Inciting Incident is the event or decision that begins a story’s problem. ?

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What is Zentangle?

Lately, as I view Zentangle tiles and artwork shared on the Zentangle Mosaic app, I find myself once again asking, What is Zentangle?  Is Zentangle an art form? Is it a meditative process? Is it a creative process? Is it a … Continue reading

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The US Government and Plain Language

Government communications and understandable language rarely go together. So, imagine my surprise when I saw a newsletter item from the CDC stressing the use of the active voice! Curiosity led me to the following web site, which might be of … Continue reading

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Markets For Writers

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Everyone likes a good laugh so why not enter Writing Magazine‘s ‘Humour short story Competition’? You have until 15th March 2017 to craft your story. Here’s some more information for you: Prizes: 1st place:      £200 plus publication in…

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Writing Tip

Originally posted on Libby Sommer, Author:
A wring tip from author Libby Sommer… Thank you, Libby! Libby Sommer, Author View original post

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Monday Motivations

Originally posted on esthernewtonblog:
I hope you’ve settled down into 2017 well. If you’re looking for a fresh challenge, here’s one for you: Write a story or poem on any of the following themes: Disaster Love Silence Your themes from…

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Markets For Writers

Originally posted on esthernewtonblog:
This week’s market is an ongoing one. The 1000 Word Challenge sets a new competition every three months. There’s usually a theme. The current competition is as follows: Your story must start with the following direct speech:…

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Monday Motivations

Originally posted on esthernewtonblog:
I hope you’ve all recovered from your New Year celebrations. If you’re looking to get back into the writing groove, here are a few prompts for you: A fresh start The dark place Monsters I’d love…

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Monday Motivations…On Tuesday

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This week’s writing challenge is a day late thanks to entertaining and cooking for a houseful yesterday. It was a wonderful, noisy, fun day! I hope you all had a special Christmas with your loved ones.…

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