Dealing with the holiday blues

The holiday blues must seem crazy to someone who isn't a teacher. But I'll tell you this -  it's totally normal to feel sad, underwhelmed or even a bit depressed during the holidays when you're normally so busy, productive and structured. In this article I'm going to share a few ideas about how to deal with those …

Five writing challenges for your holiday

As a teacher and a writer the six-week break to me is golden. It's the time I can really get to grips with my writing, get a handle on the story and look at the piece as a whole as opposed to the micro view of an hour every day. However, writing doesn't just have …