Category Archive: writer identity

Writing Celebrations…But Why?


With all the pressures imposed by a segmented, unforgiving middle school schedule, why make time for writing celebrations? Are they really that important? Yes!

Writing Takes Guts: My Writing Backstory


The realization of this moment gave me chills and led me to share my writing backstory with Dana. Dana listened and encouraged me to open my presentation with this story. I was hesitant, the experience had halted my inner writer for years. What if sharing it again had the same result?

Discovering and Developing Student Writer Identity


For writers to grow, they must develop writer identities. How do we help them do that?