Welcome to our group blog! (Or what some call a "glog.") We are six children's book authors with a wide range of experience teaching writing to children, teens, and adults. Here, we will share our unique perspective as writing teachers who are also working writers. While part of our goal is to discuss what we've learned about writing and the teaching of writing, we also hope to accomplish something here that we can't do on our websites: facilitate conversations between writers, teachers, and librarians about the subjects we love best--writing, teaching writing, and reading.
To encourage that interaction, we would like to solicit topic suggestions from you, our readers. Please see the "Ask the Teaching Authors" section in the sidebar to submit writing or teaching questions you would like addressed here.
This blog is a work-in-progress. The current plan is to post three times per week, rotating through a schedule that has each Teaching Author posting every two weeks. We will begin our regular posts on Monday, April 27, with a series about who we are and how we became Teaching Authors. That series will end just in time for Children's Book Week (www.bookweekonline.com/), which will relate directly to our second topic.
We have ideas for additional features, including reviews of books on writing and interviews with other Teaching Authors. However, our main goal is make this blog a valuable resource for teachers, librarians, and writers. Please let us know how we can best do that. We want to hear your voice!