Writer. Teacher. Incurable fangirl. Often haunted by a muse.

Everything else is in this blog! Check out the archives for past articles and be sure to subscribe to receive notifications for all new posts.

Thanks for stopping by!


116 thoughts on “About

  1. One of the best things about finding a new comment on Skydiaries is the opportunity to find a great space like this one! I love it, I love what you’re doing, and I want very much to come visit again!!! Please stay in touch!


  2. I’m new to this site, yet I love writing for ages!
    To find somebody whose superb and whose willing to share pieces of his expertise is some sort of reward =)
    I find your works fascinating!

    You challenged me with this, “…for a writer to exist there must be readers.” I posted it on my status in Facebook, and with this, I’ll keep writing and sharing. Godspeed!


  3. Were we separated at birth? I have all the same interests, and the same relationship with my muse. Thanks for subscribing to my blog. You now have me as a subscriber of yours! πŸ™‚


  4. litnerds

    I love how you put that. “My muse”. I had never really thougth of it that way… and yes, untill now “it” has been only “it”. πŸ˜€ I love your blog, and your poetry. I have a friend who tried to do the journal thing and utterly failed. And every time I try to use fire for something good, i just play with it and stare at the flames. But here’s a thing I reccomend to anyone with muse relationship problems. My own counseling. I have a little book where I put words and phrases and things that I want to use in my writing. Like the shadows of raindrops on my car seats as they slide down the window. Or how trees seem to sparkle as the sun hits their small leaves being blown in the wind. Or works like “befudddled”, or, I don’t know, “molest”, that make my writing more colorful. I have a verb section, an adjective section (both of which are alphabetised) and an observation section. I also have a quote section, with some other quotes by me and other people in there, to keep me going, and use in my writing as well. I call this simply my “word book”, and it’s helped me a ton.


    • I keep something very similar . . . all around my house and on my phone I scribble random phrases with the hope they will lead to something. Perhaps its the fear of losing them or losing an idea that could lead to a story or the worry that my head will explode if i don’t write these things down!

      Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see you around again. πŸ™‚


    • First, you need to create an account with goodreads if you don’t already have one. Sign up for the Challenge on the home page. Then go into “My Books,” where you’ll see links along the left hand side of the page. Click on “widgets,” and scroll down until you find the 2012 goals. Copy the code and paste into the “Text” widget in wordpress. πŸ™‚


  5. Hi, C.B. – I’m so glad to know of your blog (via Natalie Sharpston, Kreativ Blogger award). I read your “Day in a life” post and Monday I’m going to start taking my breaks (I work at a school but I’m not a teacher) and use them for my writing life. Thanks for the inspiration. I’ll be a regular visitor!


  6. Hi C.B. I enjoyed your believe post and your mention of Mary Wollenstonecraft. That was a breath of fresh air!

    Since you are so open minded and interested in women’s rights, I would like to share with you a book I self published. It is non-fiction resource and information guide for young women. I wrote it after two years of work in domestic violence and sexual assault. It covers other topics also, but that is what pushed me to create it. May I send you the link where you can read the book online?


  7. A very inspiring blog. Glad I stumbled upon it. As one just starting out in this blogging arena I love finding places that get my creative juices flowing… as well as finding books to add to my reading pile.


  8. Hello there! πŸ™‚
    Just went through your blog for some while and absolutely loved it. Love how you’re so amazing with the writing skills. Keep blogging! I’m following you, to stay in touch with your super awesome stories πŸ™‚


  9. I love how you paint the relationship between you and your muse. I’ve been writing this week about the two sides of the writer – the playful child and the iron teacher – so it was great to see someone else’s perspective.


  10. I enjoy your description of the Muse πŸ˜‰ I think we all may have that love/hate tug-of-war relationship with her (well, him in my case!) Looking forward to reading more of the product of your more Inspiring moments with her πŸ™‚


  11. Irene Richter

    I found you when I started researching sock looms. I have a question if you don’t mind answering. Can you use fingering weight sock yarn on the original sock loom or should I use the extra fine gauge loom?


    • Fingering weight yarn works pretty well on the original sock loom. The finished product is lightweight and thin due to wider stitches, but I’ve knit several pairs of socks with fingering weight yarn and they are holding together pretty well. If you want socks that feel a bit more sturdy then adjust to the extra fine gauge loom so your stitches are more compact.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.