Category : Ideas

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This year’s WITS school residencies have turned out to be challenging. Amazingly, fantastically awesome. But challenging. First, I took on an eighth-grade class, and these were kids I’d actually taught before, so I needed to come up with something new. Along with them, I have a group of sixth graders, and in the past, their …
So I suck at blogging. It’s official because the last post here was from back in February when Talina at Sassy and Dangerous had her Valentine Bash. Oddly, it was a Twitter Chat that she hosted that made me realize I should tend my neglected blog. What I have in mind today is writing prompts. School starts soon, …
To outline or not to outline: that is the question. So I’ve read two books this month about outlining. I did this mostly because it’s something I’ve avoided like the plague. For me, outlining harks back to my junior high years when I struggled with that sort of thing. The idea of having to think …
  When I started making author school visits I noticed how kids tend to idealize an author’s life. They put them on a pedestal and imagine them cranking out a book a month, traveling to exotic places, and raking in the cash. So I’ve composed a list (a partial list, mind you) of things a …
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