Friday, July 31, 2020
BEST WRITING TIP EVER or BEST LISTENING TIP EVER
“You’re not reading that right!” said a new member of my critique group with dismay sprawled across her face. It might...
Friday, July 24, 2020
Best Writing Tip Ever--or What I Learned from Wile. E. Coyote
I don't know where I picked up this "best writing tip." It could've been in the Vermont College MFA Writing for Child...
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Wednesday Writing Workout: The Little We Need for Happiness
I’m happy to report that yet one more unexpected Kodak Moment came my way this month, thanks to COVID-19: that of two long-ago high school...
Friday, July 17, 2020
The Breakout Outline
This writing exercise – one I use in my classes -- is adapted from one of my favorite writing books, Writing the Breakout Novel Workb...
Friday, July 10, 2020
The Best Poetry Tip Lee Bennett Hopkins Ever Taught Me
. Howdy, Campers, and Happy Poetry Friday! (my poem and the PF link are below) Perhaps some of you really ARE camping right this very min...
Friday, June 26, 2020
MY Favorite Grab ‘N’ Go Writing Exercise: The Name Poem!
This month my fellow TeachingAuthor bloggers and I are putting forth our favorite Writing Exercises for you to grab and go. April shared ...
Friday, June 19, 2020
Trying Something New: Syllable-Square IN ONE WORD Poem
Happy Poetry Friday ! I share a link to this week's round-up at the end of this post, below the poem I wrote using a new form invented ...
Friday, June 12, 2020
Turn Your Reading Passion Into Better Writing
Years ago, when I first decided I’d like to write books for children, I attended a program about Oklahoma history. One speaker mentioned Ba...
Friday, June 5, 2020
Young Writers at work! It's not officially summer, but teachers count the seasons by the school year. Normally, summer "begins&...
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