Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Posted by Esther Hershenhorn
The day-off-from-school brought out both teachers – and - readers.
Tomorrow Thursday, October 14, I return to Winnetka, Illinois’ Community House to speak to the Off Campus Writers’ Workshop.
Each story impacts and enriches the other.
Their meaningful intersection guarantees success.
Finally, Friday, October 15, I’m honored to visit the Avery Coonley School in Downers Grove, Illinois.
I’ll be speaking with students throughout the day and with parents too at the annual Oktoberfest and Book Fair.
I’m one happy TeachingAuthor, traveling out-and-about, from writers.... to readers ...to writers and readers.
By the way,
beginning with the next post, my fellow TeachingAuthors will be sharing why they write.
We’re told as writers to know our characters’ motivation – what they want and why they want it.
It’s every bit as important for a writer to know his.
What’s your What? What’s your Why?
Open to a page to explore the question. NCTE’s upcoming Wednesday, Oct. 20 National Day on Writing offers you the perfect opportunity to post your crafted response.
Oh, and don’t forget: you have until 11 pm CST, Friday, October 15, to enter to win a signed copy of author Candace Ryan’s new picture book Animal House. For Book Giveaway details, read April Halprin Wayland's October 8 interview with Candace.