Building a community of writers is likely a goal for all writing workshop teachers. But what are some ways to be intentional about bringing such a goal to fruition?
As I get ready for the March SOLSC, I’m thinking about ways to support writers when ideas, energy and inspiration waver.
What option can you give your students when they just get stuck?
Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read. — Attributed to Groucho Marx And make sure to check out … Continue Reading Words that are Speaking to Me + Something Cool
Some kids have a really easy time writing about their families, but I’ve also seen many kids struggle with the idea of writing about their family. Hence, as I was … Continue Reading Family Trees Provide Us With A Way To Write About Our Family
I just sent ten of my former students, who’ve expressed an interest in doing independent writing projects going-forward, an iomoi invitation to consider joining me to work on a manuscript … Continue Reading Putting it out there
The beginning writing workshop training ended today. I promised to compose a post with some of the places in cyberworld that I referenced. Here it goes — Stacey’s post about … Continue Reading as promised —
Stacey inspired me (as is so often the case) to capture my home in some sort of art medium for my writer’s notebook. Since for my 30th birthday my husband … Continue Reading ruth’s wn entry: home + art.
A week ago Stacey posted an idea for Celebrity Writer Profiles. I thought this was such a great idea, and had to make a sample one for myself too. (Then I forgot to … Continue Reading ruth’s cwp (celebrity writer profile)
My husband had left for 14 days for Peru, South America. During the time he was gone, I tenaciously captured our life through photos and blog posts. My son and … Continue Reading capturing life.
I had an idea in the shower this morning (the place of many wonderful thoughts). When I have kids I think I’m going to put a poem into their lunch … Continue Reading Lunch Box Poetry