Things are not Always as We’re Told

Roses aren’t always red and skies aren’t always blue, but I’m posting some photos I took for you to view. The rose gardens (must have been over an acre of them,) smelled like heaven to walk through. They had thousands of other types of flowers at Point Defiance. It was a wonderful day spent there. My camera battery finally gave out. Darn it. So many pictures to take! But I took more than these I’ll share at some later date. I took a lot of photos with bees in them. They were so plentiful and “beeing” so nice to all … Continue reading Things are not Always as We’re Told

Writing Life Stories Session II

Writing Life Stories Session II May 12, 2015 class–This past week we warmed up on colorful writing techniques such as writing in the active voice and using verbs that pop in order to help us stay away from those pesky adverbs. We also covered ways that we can write our life stories that allow us to take the reader with us on our journey to our conclusions instead of writing as if we were preaching to them or simply telling them the facts about an experience. In writer-lingo, that’s showing and not telling our stories. I used an example taken … Continue reading Writing Life Stories Session II