I’ve been thinking a lot about editing and conventions and writing workshop. My ideas keep twirling around and I’m trying to grab hold, but they don’t seem to want to be pinned down quite yet. Or maybe I’m still looking for the thing that interests me the most. What I’m grappling with is the disconnect many teachers see between conventions and writing workshop. Conventions are critical to develop for writers; therefore, conventions play an essential role in writing workshop. The tug is if there is too much focus on conventions and perfection then many writers shut down. There is a constant push and nudge between conventions and process.
So I’m wondering, what are your questions or concerns or fierce wonderings about editing and conventions and writing workshop?
Thanks for helping my thinking.