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|Posted on October 20, 2014 at 1:55 PM||comments (0)|
Hello, young writers,
It's been a while since my last post. This past summer I taught a fun writing class on creating stories through comics. I learned a lot of new things about comic books and even created my own! I'll share some of the skills I learned while teaching in one of my next posts.
In August I started working as part-time middle school librarian. I love it! I've been very busy, but also quite happy. I had to put my writing and blogging on hold for a while, but now that I'm getting the hang of things at my new job, I'm ready to get back on the writing saddle.
I trust that you're all improving your writing skills by working diligently on your school writing assignments. Be grateful for your education and always do the best you can. You will not regret it.
Because the school year is well on its way, I thought it would be a good idea to pause and reflect on our goals as writers.
My Writing Goals:
1- Schedule a time to write, and fight for it. (A writer must battle distractions, interruptions, and procrastination.)
2- Add to each of my blogs (I have four!) at least once a month (one blog each week).
3- Revise, edit, and publish my present writing projects.
4- Read, read, read!
5- Start writing something new. Get in the writing zone. Have fun!
Now it's your turn. What are your goals? Write them down. I'll give you an example:
Your Writing Goals:
1- Schedule a time to write, and fight for it.
2- Keep a journal.
3- Revise, edit, and complete present school writing assignments/projects.
4- Read, read, read!
5- Start a fun personal writing project.
Notice that these goals are very similar to mine. That's because a writer is a writer is a writer -- no matter the experience or age. :)
That said, here are my writing suggestions for the month of October:
1- Write down your writing goals.
2- Get ready to achieve those goals: organize your desk and gather your writing materials. Start a writer's notebook if you haven't already done so.
3- Read something awesome by a writer who inspires you to write.
4- Start a fun personal writing project: a collection of poems, a story, a memoir, a comic book, etc.
|Posted on November 5, 2013 at 11:15 AM||comments (0)|
Dear students, teachers, and parents,
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). I think it's also a great month for creating a writer's notebook (or notebooks), examining the writing process, and reading about writing. Take a look at the following documents:
And here are a few books that will get you inspired to write:
My Name Is Mina by David Almond
Shakespeare Bats Cleanup by Ron Koertge
How to Dork Your Diary by Rachel Reneé Russell
Breathing In, Breathing Out: Keeping a Writer's Notebook by Ralph Fletcher (and other books on writing by Ralph Fletcher)
What's Your Story? by Marion Dane Bauer
Look for these books in your local library, and have fun writing about whatever you want to this month.
Wishing you a bounteous Thanksgiving!