Ants Harvest Jewels, Inspire, and Cause Literary Havoc

Ants Harvest Jewels, Inspire, and Cause Literary Havoc

ANTS! Love ’em or hate ’em, they are a fact of life. Sometimes, they are hailed as heroes; sometimes, they are kind of evil. Ants gather ancient relics and jewels from the earth Listen, if you grew up on a ranch in the mountains of Arizona as I did with no...

Painting Museum-Quality Art with Words by Jodi Lea Stewart

  Why is the journey through a historical novel so different from regular reading? Because for that brief time, YOU ARE THERE! In the 1950s and 1960s, CBS featured Walter Cronkite narrating a history series that teachers especially fell in love with. Dramatic...

Can Ants be Trusted with the Crown Jewels? by Jodi Lea Stewart

If you grew up without television or cellphones, you’d probably think watching chubby red ants bringing treasures home to their anthills was loads of fun too. Luckily, we had tons of anthills to scope out on our Arizona ranch. If I stood or squatted on a rock beside...

Don’t Be a Writer-Rebel Without a Cause

These days, it’s popular to think of oneself as a “Rule Breaker” … a “Rebel;” and, to some extent, that’s fun and exciting. Truthfully, where can we as writers hedge and when must the rules be doggedly followed in order to be...

If an Ellipsis Ran for President . . .

If ever an Ellipsis were to run for President, what would be the platform? No more dot-to-space-ratio lawlessness, of course! Yet, enforcing the Ellipses Laws may be trickier than a politician practicing magic tricks. The underground world of ellipses No punctuation...
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