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Kristin Caraway
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A passionate mother, writer, teacher who believes in the power of love and story...
A passionate mother, writer, teacher who believes in the power of love and story...

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PLOT TWIST: The Writer's Art of Misdirection
EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED.   That's a lesson that life will teach you...eventually.  I think that's why as readers, we appreciate and even revel in a well-written plot twist.  It's not just that they surprise and challenge us, it's that they make us realize tha...
PLOT TWIST: The Writer's Art of Misdirection
PLOT TWIST: The Writer's Art of Misdirection
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THE LANGUAGE IN PRESENCE
C.S. Lewis,  one of my all time favorite human beings (whom I have never met, but feel I know) writes about a friend who was truly there for him when his beloved wife, Joy, died of cancer.  A renowned academic from Oxford University, Lewis had many friends ...
THE LANGUAGE IN PRESENCE
THE LANGUAGE IN PRESENCE
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WORTH THE WAIT
PATIENCE IS POWER. Patience is more than just waiting.  Patience is restraint when you are provoked and hope when you are low.  It is about striving to get up no matter how far you have fallen.  And to do it without hurting others.  It is a means of purifyi...
WORTH THE WAIT
WORTH THE WAIT
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THE ANSWER IS IN THE QUESTION
As many of you know, math has always been a difficult subject for me in school.  I just couldn't see things the way many students could when looking at an equation, and I cannot tell you how insecure and anxious that made me.  My father was brilliant at mat...
THE ANSWER IS IN THE QUESTION
THE ANSWER IS IN THE QUESTION
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WORDS ARE LIFE
"Don't get upset by what he said.  They're only words."   Does this statement, or any close variation of it sound familiar to you?  How many of you embrace it as your own philosophy?  How many of you would like to give the speaker a nice, firm sock in the a...
WORDS ARE LIFE
WORDS ARE LIFE
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MY FAVORITE THINGS
Once again, Christmas has come and gone, hopefully leaving us with some warm memories of time well spent with those we love. Better than the presents we give and receive is the presence we offer with our friends and family--time spent enjoying each others' ...
MY FAVORITE THINGS
MY FAVORITE THINGS
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CREATING CHARACTERS: Fantastically Flawed, Beautifully Broken, & Readily Redeemed
What is it about a character that makes him or her so memorable? Hero or villain, damsal or duke, rebel or royal, the characters in a story are the author's greatest assets in the quest to win the heart, mind and soul of the reader. How that character is ma...
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UNSUNG HEROES: A TRIBUTE ON VETERAN'S DAY
In Flander's Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard among the guns below. We are the dead, short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved an...
UNSUNG HEROES: A TRIBUTE ON VETERAN'S DAY
UNSUNG HEROES: A TRIBUTE ON VETERAN'S DAY
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THE CONTEXT KEY: OPENING THE DOORS TO DEEPER UNDERSTANDING
You have probably heard it said (often, if you are in the second year of my class!) that context is everything.  Okay, so I admit, it is definitely a cliche, but I would also like to suggest that it is a whole lot more than that. I recently read a blog post...
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THE ASPARAGUS PATCH DIALOGUES: Elevating our understanding, Carving our Character
These past few weeks, we have been talking about the power of our language.  As juniors, we are looking at the language of persuasion, and the power of language to educate and influence others ideologically and politically.  As seniors, we are looking at in...
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