Martha Horn!

Martha Horn is coming to NE Indiana on October 14, hosted by the All-Write Consortium. I’m super excited to hear her thoughts about teaching our youngest writers. If you are interested in attending, just click here for registration information.

Do you know her book, Talking, Drawing, and Writing? She wrote it along with Mary Ellen Giacobbe. Their thoughts and ideas for working with young writers stretch me and make me excited. The power of teaching into illustration is incredible. I think this is going to be a year of developing my understanding even more of the way young writers work.

You know, I think this is one of my favorite things about this work…my understanding and knowledge is constantly changing.

And while we are on the subject of very young writers, I’d like to share with you a book my son wrote last year. It started out as a little project to keep his hands busy while I made dinner. I helped him draw a train and then turned the marker over to him. The remaining pages are almost all him. Even at the age of 4.5 he impressed me with his ability to stretch words. I love what young writers can do when we give them the chance.

PS — Like all writers, Sam would love to hear your thoughts about his book. 🙂 He also encourages everyone to write a train book, because he loves trains!