Meet Chester, my first snowman. While on vacation in Arkansas, it snowed a good four inches, and my sister-in-law Karry and I had a blast building Chester. He is sporting my scarf and my mom’s black hat. Having never built a snowman, it surprised me how much work it turned out to be. Lots of … Continue reading Meet Chester
Life is full of difficulties and delights. Dreary days can become cheery days, and even serendipitous days can become sad ones. In November, as National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) progressed, I experienced some of these moments. Kudos to ProWritingAid who provided a wonderful place to record progress, find regions and communities, and buddies for the … Continue reading Grateful
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is upon us—a month dedicated to writing a novel with a goal of 50,000 words in a single month. Quite a feat. Are you taking part? A few years ago, I tried NaNoWriMo without signing up as, frankly, I didn’t think I could accomplish such a feat. My novel, which … Continue reading It’s Nanowrimo month
Today, I sit with Sofie as she dreams away. Oh, the life of a dog. With a light breeze, our days are warm, a blessing after sweltering 100 + degrees weeks with no central air in the house. We need rain, Lord. The fire season is upon us here in California, and I pray for … Continue reading Sofie, the Weather, & Poetry
When telling a story to small children you need to be animated. Telling the story of the Three Little Pigs to a kindergarten class, for example, must not be told with an emotionless face. The children would climb the furniture, bored out of their minds. You must keep their attention. They should, in response to … Continue reading Sing the Story
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Writing Tip: Less is More Less is more, so omit those needless words. Most of the time you can omit the words that, just, and sometimes, had.How many had survived the shooting? omit had I just thought I should say something. omit justShe said that she would rather die. omit that Continue reading here: https://kacirigney.com/writing-tips/
I added here and there to my drawing and was surprised to see a story structure emerge. Do you remember doodling as a child? Sometimes I would try to draw people and animals, but I used to doodle all the time, drawing swirling images and coloring them. This morning, I drew a doodle, though this … Continue reading Story Doodle