Monthly Archives: May 2016

Tonight on #JustAddTea: Friendship!

This one’s going to be short. I’m trying to grade papers so I won’t be stuck at the school until time for our #JustAddTea chat to start tonight. It’s not going so well, but I’m getting there.

Tonight, we’re going to talk about friendship. It’a thing acutely on my mind of late for a couple of reasons, and if you haven’t figured it out by now, I kind of choose the weekly topics based on things that I actually need some advice on. Or, things that seem fun.

This week has a lot of things going on in my life that have left me emotionally bouncing between feeling super lonely and feeling super loved. That pendulum on top of just trying to get everything done for the end of the year has me feeling super stressed and permanently exhausted! This teacher is tired… Continue reading Tonight on #JustAddTea: Friendship!

The Timelessness of the Cinderella Story

Cinderella romance stories have been popular for centuries, and they show no signs of dying out. Why do writers feel compelled to put their own spin on a tale that has been around for hundreds of years? Why do readers keep responding to these rags to riches books and movies? Members of the Glass Slipper Sisters share their thoughts on the subject below. The Glass Slipper Sisters is a group of fifteen authors of Cinderella-themed romance novels covering subgenres from chick lit and sweet romance, to steamy romance and fantasy.  Readers are invited to download the Cinderella Treasure Trove, their free collection of excerpts, recipes, and party tips, as well as to interact with the Sisters on their Facebook group.  Continue reading The Timelessness of the Cinderella Story

Mentors Make a Difference

Often in the business world, and even in books about how to be successful in the business world, like Lean In, they often talk about having a mentor. In education, beginning teachers are paired with a mentor teacher who can show them all the things that you aren’t taught in education classes. Sometimes, moving to a new school will get you a mentor teacher as well.

I was given one when I moved to my new district.

But what is the purpose of a mentor? Are they really necessary? How do you find one? And do they work in all fields? What about if you’re an author? Continue reading Mentors Make a Difference

Neighbors 2, an Unlikely Coming of Age Story

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising opens tonight, and it’s better than I expected.

It seems like I say that an awful lot lately, but, then again, I did not have high hopes for this film at all! For one thing, I expected to feel more embarrassed for the characters than I did. I have issues with satirical movies. You know, the parody movies like the Scary Movie franchise, where they make a mockery of legitimate horror stories in the most embarrassing way possible, and yet the characters have no shame. I feel embarrassed for them. The Finnish have a word for it.

Continue reading Neighbors 2, an Unlikely Coming of Age Story

Next time on #JustAddTea: What is a Writer?

Playing off of yesterday’s Writing Wednesday topic, we’re going to discuss what is a writer during tonight’s #JustAddTea virtual tea party. I’ve been thinking a lot about what is a writer and what is the difference between a writer and an author? Continue reading Next time on #JustAddTea: What is a Writer?