Gluten Free Seitan

I have been gluten-free for a while now and have been vegan since March, or thereabouts. I don’t really miss meat but in the spirit of getting my family off of it, I have searched for an alternative that does not include soy or wheat.

We’ve tried lentils, which are good but at least one person in the family can’t stand the lentil-y taste. And I must be doing something wrong because the kids keep asking if we are having meat this week. They nearly cry with joy when I say, “Yes, you’re having chicken.”

So to satisfy everyone with a meat alternative that is both gluten-free, soy free, nut free and vegan, I had to do a little digging. Okay, a lot of digging. What I found was surprising. Continue reading

How to Teach Writing – Ideas and Resources

How to Teach Writing – Ideas and Resources.

A great resource for a writing workshop or homeschool novel writing class. It’s an entire course about creative fiction writing. Topics covered are:

  1. character development
  2. “showing” vs. “telling”
  3. plot structure
  4. narrative viewpoint
  5. details
  6. dialogue
  7. review and revision

Invincible Summer

Lake Tahoe in Winter by Albert Bierstadt

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. ~ Albert Camus

23 More of a Goal Than a New Year’s Resolution

Pen Friend by nkzsMy goal this past year was to write a book. After a very spectacular fail in June, I managed to write most of one in November and win NaNoWriMo. I have to say, it felt really good to get those 50,000 words under my belt. My secondary goal was to finish the story…which I did not do. I’m about two-thirds the way through it and then hit a dead-end. And you know what happens when you hit a dead-end.

So, after taking off most of December from writing, I am re-dedicating myself to finishing the story I began over a month ago. While I am not into creating New Year’s Resolutions—I prefer making goals instead— this year I will finish my novel begun in November 2012 and edit it.

So what are your goals for 2013?

%d bloggers like this: