This quote from Penny’s book spoke to me today: “Writers don’t need to be given formulas; they need to be shown possibilities.” — Barry Lane I’ve been thinking about this. … Continue Reading Possibilities.
One of my former students e-mailed me this evening with the first draft and the final draft of a personal narrative she wrote for her seventh grade English Class. She … Continue Reading A Gift from a Young Writer
Some writers live a solitary life. Many write in isolation and put their work out into the world only when they feel it’s, well, perfect. As a reader of the … Continue Reading Weekly Challenges
In the past week, I’ve managed to squeeze-in some time to read through two professional books, both of which I picked up while I was at NCTE. Writing to Persuade: … Continue Reading Two Exceptional Professional Books