The Word We’re Looking For Is AAARRRGH!

Theme. Theme. Structure. Pacing. Plot. Theme. More theme. Insert, delete, cross out, add. Lot’s and lots of adding. Conflict, conflict, conflict, conflict, and oh, GOD, less of the whole languages business, please.

Still revising. LONG way yet to go.

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About the author: Novelist, writing teacher, on a mission to reprint my out-of-print books and self-publish my new ones.

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  • mythusmage Feb 26, 2008 @ 2:05

    The year is 1959, I’m in kindergarten. I’m having trouble learning how to read. At that time the San Diego Unified School District used what they called the whole word system.

    Mother was a high school English teacher (among other things) by training, and a pretty astute lady. She noted that I had a mild form of dyslexia (still have it to be honest with you), so she taught me to read using phonics. In 1959 it was actually illegal to teach a kid to read using phonics in California. At least that’s what Mom told me.

    I know what you mean about the whole word, whole languages crap. And it is crap. It’s a part of the educational establishment’s goal of producing a generation that is helpless, hopeless, and afraid to be self-sufficient, the better for our Imperialist Elite to keep the plebes under control. Keep them scared, uncertain, and afraid to act on their own behalf and you can keep them under your thumb practically forever.

    Yes, I do have a hate on for commies, fascists, and other types of socialists.

  • PolarBear Feb 20, 2008 @ 8:25

    Hmmm. It sounds like you accidentally go ahold of Twilight. Hang in there, you’ll get it.

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