Take a Mental Vacation – Part I

October 20th, 2013 by Sarah Moser

TAKE A MENTAL VACATION – WRITING EXERCISE, PART I WRITE A VOCABULARY POEM! NaBloWriMo Post Number 14 by Sarah Gunning Moser Ever been stuck on a writing assignment?  Take heart. Sometimes, you just need to take a little vacation…even if it’s only a mental one. How? Well, follow me through the mist of “writer’s block”. […]


Take a Mental Vacation – Part II

October 19th, 2013 by Sarah Moser

TAKE A MENTAL VACATION – PART II NoBloWriMo Post 15 Welcome back! Yesterday, I promised you I would teach you the five steps necessary to write a vocabulary poem. They are the prerequisites to take your mental vacation. If you follow them exactly, you will find freedom in your writing and your thinking that you […]


Five Reasons I Love Being Grandma

October 18th, 2013 by Sarah Moser

5 REASONS I LOVE BEING GRANDMA NoBloWriMo Post 13   ** It is like having my own children small again, but with the added wisdom of years of parenting lessons learned.   ** I love watching my child be a parent and see her gain that perspective of life. ** I can see the world […]


Children Who Become Readers…

October 15th, 2013 by Sarah Moser

“CHILDREN WHO BECOME READERS…” NaBloWriMo Post 12 NY Times Bestselling Author, Debbie Macomber, from Port Orchard, Washington, recently published a new book called Once Upon a Time, one of her excellent nonfiction books replete with her signature openness and warmth. On page 34 of the book, she remarked upon something about children that bears repeating: […]


The Word Geek: borborygmus

October 14th, 2013 by Sarah Moser

THE WORD GEEK: borborygmus NaBloWriMo Post 11 Sometimes in my guise as The Word Geek, I come across a word I have never seen before, and it makes me giggle. Borborygmus is just such a word, and the picture to the left should give you a hint as to its origin and meaning. If not, […]


Sounding Off: Pet Peeves III

October 13th, 2013 by Sarah Moser

SOUNDING OFF ABOUT MANNERS: PET PEEVES III NaBloWriMo Post 10 I continue to get wonderful feedback on this blog post series. It is always nice to know posts are not falling into a cyber-hole somewhere. I hope you will enjoy reading this one, too. Several of you have sent me some of your favorite pet […]


Sounding Off: Pet Peeves II

October 12th, 2013 by Sarah Moser

SOUNDING OFF ABOUT MANNERS: PET PEEVES II NaBloWriMo Post 9 A DECIDED LACK OF MANNERS I promised you the Pet Peeves II list today, and I shall deliver. I suspect most of these peeves are some of yours, too. If you think I left an important one out about minding one’s manners, please leave a […]



October 11th, 2013 by Sarah Moser

SOUNDING OFF ABOUT MANNERS: INTRODUCTION NaBloWriMo Post 8 PET PEEVES, CONTINUED So far during this 2013 NaBloWriMo, the post generating the most comments so far was my Pet Peeves post a few days ago. I had so much fun with that one I think I will publish two more lists after today. The next blog […]



October 10th, 2013 by Sarah Moser

HOW MANY ANNUAL WriMos ARE THERE? NaBloWriMo Post 7 I am enjoying writing blog posts so much this month I got to thinking about NaBloWriMo (National Blog Writing Month) and NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). I am a newbie at these, as despite hearing about them from fellow writers, I hesitated about joining until this […]


Word Geek: Viewpoint

October 9th, 2013 by Sarah Moser

WORD GEEK: VIEWPOINT – It’s Not What You’ve Heard NaBloWriMo Post 6 This is a post is for my fellow word geeks: those who love the English language, care about the growing rate of functional illiteracy in the United States, and who seek ways to help children – and illiterate adults – learn to read […]