You don’t need a writing degree to tell your mother-in-law how important she is to your family. A mother-in-law is the woman who raised and supported the person you love today. Whether it’s her birthday, a special holida... More » Education Writing Literary Writing

A mother-in-law suite is a secondary residence on a property that may or may not be connected to the main house. They are often used by family members, such as mother-in-laws, for extended visits or as permanent homes. S... More » Geography

While there is not one kind of floor plan for a mother-in-law suite, each suite is normally a private living area separated from the rest of the house. Some suites have a separate entrance and kitchen, in addition to a b... More » Art & Literature Architecture

Helpful tips when writing a poem include learning the basics of the poetic craft by reading a lot of poetry or attending workshops and readings, knowing the purpose of the poem, and choosing a writing pattern such as fre... More » Education Writing Literary Writing

One example of a writing prompt is to write a story about a babysitter who is snooping around the family's house and finds a disturbing photograph. Another prompt is to write a story about a man who tells his parents tha... More » Education Writing Literary Writing

To write in iambic pentameter, count the number of syllables in each line of your poem, and adjust the poem until each line has 10 syllables. Choose words that alternate between unstressed syllables and stressed syllable... More »

"Merry Christmas from Heaven" is a poem written by John W. Moody, Jr. that was intended to help his family adjust to the death of his mother, Rita Mooney. Christmas Eve was John's parents' wedding anniversary, which the ... More »