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January 27
California, USA
About Me
I am a retired educator with a BA in English, an MS in Education and life credentials. I have always had an interest in writing and am really enjoying being part of WDC writing.com. I waited until retirement to begin researching my ancestry. What a project! I am part of the Gunn Clan, who pride themselves as ferocious warriors from the Scottish Highlands. On my mother's side I am from French royalty, The family migrated to Canada from France and settled in Montreal.
Type of Writer
I write a lot of free verse poetry and just wrote my first short story. I have self- published a book of poetry with a plot.
Writing Style
Show not tell, technical writer, succinct, active voice, highly descriptive and expressive, dialects if appropriate.
People watching, family, newspaper junkie, tv news programs and documentaries, reading, writing, playing classical piano, a walk in the country, the smell of salt air.
Website / Homepage
My Blog
Group Memberships
Power Reciewers Group Newbies Academy Group, Inquiring Minds Group Shadows and Light Group Grammar Gardeners Garden The Poet's Place Limitless YA Dream Catchers Group SDSU Alumni CalSTRS Teacher Retirement Group
Favorite Link
Favorite Genres
Children's Stories, Poetry, Adventure, Romance, Religious, Fantasy, Music, Legal, Politics, Nonfiction, History
Favorite Books
QB VII by Leon Uris The Firm by John Grisham Poetry by Shelley Keats Coleridge Ode to Intimations on Immortality by Wordsworth King James Bible The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis My Side of the Mountain Hawaii by James Michener
Favorite Authors
Leon Uris John Grisham CS Lewis Jean George James Michener
Favorite Poets
Shelley Coleridge Keats Wordsworth Alfred Lord Tennyson
Favorite Quote
"The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, and all the sweet serenity books." Longfellow
Favorite Music
Classical music of Chopin, Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky ABBA, John Denver,
Favorite Movies
Gone With the Wind, Picnic, Oklahoma, South Pacific, Porgy and Bess Live Productions of Hello Dolly with Carol Channing and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas with Dolly Parton
Favorite Shows
60 Minutes, Johnny Carson, I Love Lucy, My Little Margie, Bonanza, Mission Impossible, game shows, travel shows
The coral reef splatters as crashing waves break.
Rated: E
~144 Words
Inspirational, Other
Type: Poetry
Updated 6 years ago
Little girl toes comb beach sands.
Rated: E
~152 Words
Inspirational, Other
Type: Poetry
Updated 6 years ago
I ask myself, "How are my goals affected today?"
Rated: E
~144 Words
Inspirational, Other
Type: Poetry
Updated 6 years ago
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