As many of you know, I love helping people get started with workshop. Here’s what I’m wondering tonight…
What is the most important thing to know as a writing workshop teacher?
I’d love to hear your thoughts, so I hesitate to share mine. Please leave a comment about your first reaction to this question. Even if someone else already said what you were thinking, will you still let me know? Sometimes I wonder if I’m too far away from being a new workshop teacher that I forget the handful of things that are most important to know when just beginning.
Here is my list of three, but please still share your thoughts.
- Write yourself and reflect on your process.
- Teach writers not writing assignments.
- Establish a predictable structure so the messy, unpredictable work of writing can happen.
Unhurried. Finding the magic in the middle of living. Capturing a life of ridiculous grace + raw stories.