“Shadow Melders are easier to see in the fog,” Uncle Drake reminds them, for the second time since they left their home at Foxhole a short while ago. “Without the fog, we’d be fighting blind.”
Step Five in my writing process is to flash summarize my novel from beginning to end. In this hub, I offer an example synopsis for a book, which I use as a prewriting activity to summarize my novel.
How do writers choose the point of view for their stories? Here, I explore point of view and how it impacts a story.
I know some of you are probably thinking "I don't need an outline. I can write by the seat of my pants." Well, if you haven't at least tried it, I suggest you give outlining a chance. Here is how ...
My creative process for creating compelling fantasy characters. This is my Step Two in the process of writing a fantasy.
Something unwelcome had infiltrated the mansion. Magus could sense it. Whatever or whoever it was, Magus knew it was here for him. And he intended to stop it in its tracks.
While my Code Chronicles sit in a drawer awaiting some heavy editing, I've decided to hone in on the whole entire fantasy writing process, from World Building to story, one step at a time. Step One...
As a teacher, it’s easy to develop a vision of what your classroom should look like. In this hub, I share my views on having expectations rather than visions, and building a cooperative learning environment where the...
I am like a balance scale. On the inside, I am balanced. But what I perceive myself to be and what I actually am are not always the same. This is an introduction to internal motivation, a proven method of managing the...
"Mrs Sutliff! Come quick, Tappy's dead!" That was not how I wanted to start my day. Only minutes before the first bell would ring, and I still didn't have everything ready for the science lab we were going to start....
In order for students to develop fluency in reading, teachers must incorporate a variety of interactive fluency activities. I share my research about one of the most important aspects of literacy, IMO
I am teaching sixth grade this year, my very first year of teaching ever. This is an account of my first week of teaching, including an entertaining anecdote about my class pet.
Just to be fair, I will tell you right now, this isn't a hub about THE Little Miss Piggy. It is a hub about the Little Piggy that I feed at a place where I used to work.
A short story about my first teaching job. Getting ready for day one with students...
Just to be fair, I will tell you right now, this isn't a hub about THE Cookie Monster. It is a hub about the Cookie Monster at a place where I used to work.
When I originally stumbled upon HubPages I was excited to use the platform to get my novel into the hands of my readers...
I'm no expert, but with four books under my belt (and a fifth on the way!) I feel somewhat qualified to help other writers overcome the dreaded Writer's Block.
A brief description of the circumstances by which I wrote my first novel, which is now available on CreateSpace and Amazon: In My Head by A.C. Sutliff.
The world turns on. Like that slow fade-in the TV does when you turn it on. Everything slowly comes into focus, tinted yellow from the towel in the window. My empty tummy twists with pain.
It's the first chapter of my self-published novel. I put my heart and soul into this, back when I was working on it. I was a different writer then . . .
Ah, come in, come in. I see you brought your bible. Good, good. You best get used to keeping it with you wherever you go.