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Last night, I was stuck for an idea. I dug deep. I stared at a white screen and a blinking cursor. Eventually, I composed a poem about my daughter’s final day of preschool, which didn’t feel as poignant as I expected it would. (NOTE: She has one more year of preschool before Kindergarten.) Therefore, I wanted to provide you with a source of inspiration today.
I pinned this quote from Ali Edwards’ website a few months ago. It’s an eloquent way of saying things like “seek beauty” and “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” If you’re stuck today, I invite you to “allow yourself to feel your life while you are in it.” See where that takes you in your writing.
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I am a literacy consultant who has spent over a decade working with teachers to improve the teaching of writing in their classrooms. While I work with teachers and students in grade K-6, I'm a former fourth and fifth-grade teacher so I have a passion for working with upper elementary students.
I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).