~ Charlotte M. Liebel, Author ~



~ Charlotte M. Liebel, M.Ed. has shared poetry, essays, samples from college coursework and the Graduate 10-Lesson Composition Writing Thesis-Project.

Read these instructions that are easy to follow because they are basic learning tools for writing at school and passing English Literacy.

It is hoped that more adults will be encouraged to take college courses and sample courses are provided to take the mystery out of college learning.

JOURNEY TO THE M.A. DEGREE by Charlotte M. Liebel in eBook and Softcover http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004HKIL1Y/ref=tsm_1_fb_lk




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JOURNEY TO THE M.A. [MASTERS] DEGREE ~ Memoirs of College Studies
by Charlotte M. Liebel


History, Psychology, English

PART TWO – MARK TWAIN [7-Chapters]



  • Poetry: Gemini, My Dad, The Desire of My Heart, An Humble Man



Introduction:  The goal of Family Literacy Development  is to educate and promote public awareness.


  1. Initiative Versus Guilt: Self-Development & Self-esteem in Early Childhood
  2. Children can handle critical psychological conflict during preschool years
  1. Family Influences in Middle Childhood
  2. Parents continue to be an influence in their child’s upbringing
  3. School-age children test their cognitive skills to negotiate
  4. Emotional Development in Middle Childhood
  5. School-age children understand internal signals and the apparent connection to their external surroundings and feelings



English As A Second Language [Option]

Each of the Lessons is a teacher planning guide and outline for developing adult-level college English reading and writing literacy through composition writing.

Agenda – Travel Theme
Lesson  1    Travel to Africa – Introduction to Writing
Lesson  2    Travel to Spain – Higher Order Thinking Skills
Lesson  3    Exploring English Surnames – Critical Thinking
Lesson  4    Modes of Travel – Persuasive and Descriptive Writing
Lesson  5    Travel to the Ultimate Abyss – Mythical Writing
Lesson  6    Travel with the Story Teller – Biographical Writing
Lesson  7    Travel in Outer Space – Author Enrichment Talks
Lesson  8    Travel to New Orleans – Creating an Imagined Trip
Lesson  9    Visiting Alaska – Discovering the City of Anchorage
Lesson 10    World Travel – Landmarks, Maps, Ideas, Portfolio



 Factors of performance are:

Perceived need
Physical state
Social pressures
Competitive activities


SAMPLES ~ Essays, Reviews, Poetry, Business Public Relations

  • SHARLET THE LIBERAL LASS: Defy Male & Female Chores
  • A MOMENT IN TIME: Raising a Teenager
  • REVOLUTIONARY ROAD – Movie Review: Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet
  • Welcome to Mr. Frank’s Roofing – Consultant Services: Business Announcement
  • The power of Prayer is working!!!

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Sample The eBook: JOURNEY TO THE M.A. DEGREE by Charlotte M. Liebel @Amazon.com

SAMPLE  Journey to the M.A. Degree’ by Charlotte M. Liebel @Amazon.com and other Booksellers. The book is recommended for ESL students, Learners, and Teachers. #Read the 10-Lesson Composition Series #Course published in #Kindle and #Nook eBooks and Soft Cover.

Read poetry, essays, and college courses to give understanding and remove the mystery of higher learning. Let us promote education as the building blocks for competing in the workforce on every level and in every desired career. Learning can be taught to adults away from studies for years. You can start to study to earn degrees in your first year at college.

Enjoy a SPECIAL history of Mark Twain from a completed project at college.


Sharlet Reviews ~

My Blog’s are for  people who write stories and like to read them .  I do hope you’ll pull-up an easy chair and stay a while. Enjoy reading some of my recent book reviews and articles.

My new BOOK is called ~ Journey to the M.A. Degree: Educational Psychology and Literacy ~with a complete 10-Lesson Composition Writing Series.  Poetry and Memoirs are included.

Visit my< companion Blog site> for the FREE  Historical Report on Mark Twain that appears in my book. 

It was my original website Blog so there you’ll find more reviews, as well as: poetry, philosophical thoughts and short stories.

I like to read and share reviews of other authors’ published works.  But I include my essays, stories and poetry for your entertainment, too.

Each review gives you my psychological view of character and viewpoint.  Sometimes, this helps to understand the writers’ stories.  You decide whether or not you want to read the book.  Actually, I’ve enjoyed all that are posted.

Hope you enjoyed your visit. Then, perhaps, leave your comments and FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER before you leave to read more stories. Just click this link to another Sharlet WordPress Blog.


My Lost Mexico ~ James A. Michener



by James A. Michener © 1992


[Recommended by Charlotte M. Liebel © 2011]

James A. Michener published his separate book-length guide to the novel MEXICO in the commentary: MY LOST MEXICO. In his own voice and pen, he teaches what I call: the Art of Writing. I am reading it for the first time. He says he wrote 10 Chapters of MEXICO with history & photos of his characters… became disillusioned, boxed it, and resurrected it 30 years later. Michener was born: February 3, 1907 – Died October 16, 1997 = 90 yrs of age.

I recommend the commentary book especially to writers for Michener’s significant expertise in creating a history about what he was about to write. He called it: MY LOST MEXICO. It was a significant book because he wrote it as a follow-up of the novel MEXICO telling everyone how he lived the novel. He devoted his book to the details about how he met and plotted every character, every town, and every family history. In it, he records meeting bull fighters and writes them into the book. He photographs scenes of people and places and includes descriptive details in the ultimate story. He establishes how his characters’ relationships developed in America and Mexico and how it came to be that their ancestors lived in territories he mentions in his original novel. This is a book I recommend to all writers. This is one-hundred percent worth the read whether or not one reads the fictional storybook.

It surprised me to find several new copies of this book available at Amazon.com for pennies. His fans aren’t interested in the development of his story … they only want to read the finished product. On the other hand, I am awed at the “journey” and the “author.” His studies about people, cultures, countries – were published in an anthology, as well.

My Cat Left Home ~ by Charlotte Liebel


By Charlotte Liebel ©  2011

My elderly aunt has a feral cat that hides behind the washer and dryer from everyone during the day. At night he jumps in bed and sleeps on the pillow next to her. Just loves her and trained himself.   “Cat” is his name and he is black with a cold, shiny, charcoal colored nose.

Perhaps you love cats as I do and hope that your feral cat might do the same…just up-and-become tame, one day. Cats are unpredictable… and independent…as you must know.

I loved my own cat and must tell you that I shall never forget her.  When I moved  with our family kitty, Minnie, it was fifty miles away from our old house.  She didn’t like the new neighborhood.

Minnie tried extremely hard to adjust to the front yard but a mean old stray cat had already claimed that territory.  The spacious backyard was not safe for her because Jimmy,  the family dog, enjoyed his treasured new freedom and was a rascal cat-chaser.

One day, Minnie disappeared. I looked everywhere for her but couldn’t find her anywhere.  Every day I hoped for her surprise return. It didn’t happen.  I had to give up looking after two weeks but in the back of my mind I was always thinking she would come home.  As the previous home was not yet sold, one month later I drove the distance to spend one day clearing the weeds that had grown.  It was summer.  Late in the afternoon,  I opened all the windows to let fresh air into the house.

In the living room, I opened the French windows and looked down into the bushes beneath the window sill. I couldn’t have been more shocked and devastated. There lay my Minnie’s coat … only that … for her essence had left our world.  She had followed the  sound of  trains along the tracks from our new home to find peace at her family home. Family pets need the love and protection that we don’t always understand.  But I can learn.


Meet Author and Novel Writing Teacher Connie Flynn

Meet Connie Flynn, Author and Novel Writing Teacher

BOOTCAMP FOR NOVELISTS  [Follow this link for additional information.]



Write STRONG: A Writer’s Workout

Desert Sleuths WriteNow! 2011 Conference, “WriteSTRONG: A Writer’s Workout” will be held August 20, 2011, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in the Webster Auditorium at Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008.


Calling Americans: Buffoons re Royals

The Fairytale is True: Commentary

by Charlotte Liebel © 2011

Reading a rather interesting article written by Joe Queenan in the May 9, 2011, issue of the Time, Commentary.  While he may be accurate in his critique of the British Royals and the buffoonery of citizens of America, his topic and title “America’s Nitwit Anglophiles” is cynical for several reasons.

If I am to believe a man who defames people he might otherwise admire and conjures a portrait that all the ~ upper-crust ~ of Britain are “…vulgar, dim, crass, and useless…” and then suggests then that he must yet qualify the statement with: “At their worse…”  Seems to me that this is what he does well and that would be to insult the population from whom his dear wife evolves. Not to mention that he speaks loosely of people from his chosen country and lumping everyone from the same mold.  

Perhaps Mr. Queenan is merely goading the parties of both lands to help him make a living.  He’ll certainly have more than his share of criticism to make him the proper choice for laughing fodder.  I must dispel any of his silly assumptions that are, however, laugh-out-loud funny.  

For his ignorance in lumping all people into classes and into a single category for classes, which cannot make a bit of sense as far as the USA is concerned, let him earn a tsunami of misappropriation for that brain of his is waterlogged already and a little more water should not matter.

It is sad, in my humble opinion, that Joe Queenan can see the dimness and not the splendid forest of magic and fairytale.  Not to begin appreciating a wedding between nobility and commoner when our world is bereft with war and taxes and poverty is to disdain the miracle among mortals for a blessing of spiritual Godliness.   

FIVE-SECOND PAWS: Meet Nala My Shar Pei

FIVE-SECOND PAWS: Meet Nala My Shar Pei

by Charlotte Liebel © 2011

A couple of summers ago, I brought Nala home to stay with me when my daughter and granddaughter went to Cabo for a Mexico Holiday.  Nala is a gentle tempered, rumpled-skinned tan colored Chinese Shar Pei who now resides in Doggies Heaven but will continue to grace the pages of my life.

Nala’s disposition is that of a strong, silent-type breed. She is lovable and extremely devoted to her caregiver. As we walked every day for exercise for at least an hour, I taught her safety rules such that she must ‘Paws’ for five-seconds at every driveway and at street corners before crossing.  

It became a game for us to head out the door on the longest leash that walking-dogs could desire because I wanted her to have the feeling of freedom of maneuverability. On the other hand, she was in a new environment with a new task-master. Nala was headstrong and payed no heed to my commands and I, certainly, did not want to have my charge run away.

If we decided to spread our paws and walk in the sands at the ocean, dear Nala was delighted to romp and play in the water so long as I walked in the water with her. This joyful exercise had a double benefit.

Petting this affectionate dog who is endowed with short prickly hair is like making love to a bearded lover who has neglected to shave for several days. The lovely lass painstakingly comes away with raw and pink flesh around checks and chin.

Because of the sandy water and whipping waves, the Shar Pei’s hair comes away softer and the smell of dirty laundry disappears. Nala and I enjoyed hours of close camaraderie as I hugged and stroked her crinkly and softened pelt and cupped my hands around her trusting face ~ her eyes looked hauntingly into mine with pure love.

Nala was patient with me. At first visit, she wanted to jump-up on the forbidden-couch. No matter what I said and how much I scolded it was of little comfort to me to see this hard-headed canine disobey my wishes.  She needed a firm command and a little help to mend her ways. Especially at nightfall.

At night, the result of my falling into a trouble-free sleep was to tie a short leash to Nala’s collar and the other end to the doorknob of my bedroom door. Just outside of the door, I fashioned a portable comfy padded bed for Nala. Eventually, our bonding became one of joy and companionship and our fulfillment was immeasurable without the need of confinement.  

My dear Nala became so attached to me that, as she learned that it was bedtime, I welcomed the sound of her long hard toenails following me to the door of my bedroom each night. Nala could be trusted to stand guard at my door and never leave it for the comfort of a living room chair, again.

In all confidence, I can say that Nala was now my social companion who walked with me at the Dog Park, hardly ever barked at new friends as long as I welcomed them although she would alert me to a presence at the door when I was unaware. For the same reason that almost all dogs bark when they sense his nearness, Nala was a terror facing the Postman.

Photos of the Chinese Shar Pei will tie my heart in knots any day because of Nala who became my loyal friend. Memories of our walks bring a broad smile to my face as I recall stories about her when she returned home. Nala taught my granddaughter the safety rules we’d practiced so well. Every driveway and corner gave an annoyed reminder and five-second paws jolt.

Enquiry vs Inquiry: Correct Word

Enquiry vs Inquiry

“In general parlance, it is understood that enquire is to be used for ‘asking’, while inquire is what constitutes ‘making a formal investigation’. In reality though, enquiry is preferred in British English, whereas the Americans are more comfortable with inquiry. As a matter of fact, it is only in British English that any attention is paid to the distinction. In US and Australian English, inquiry has, for all practical purposes, taken over. Read more: Difference Between Enquiry and Inquiry | Difference Between | Enquiry vs Inquiry