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31 Days of Halloween with Slay — Day 23, Favorite Urban Legends

One of my favorite things about the Halloween season is the yearly resurgence of the “it totally happened to my cousin’s friend” urban legends. When I was a kid and the Internet was not so ubiquitous (OK, or around, I’m old-by-interweb standards), we’d be treated to dozens of news stories and articles about the dangers […]


Writing to Delight: Word Wizardry from Onomatopoeia to Personification

In our last adventure in wordsmithing, we talked about all the ways we can muck up our writing with mistakes.  Today we’re going to explore the other side of middle school  English class, the ways we can play with words to make what we write more interesting and engaging for our readers.