Elementary School Author Presentation

This week I had my first author presentation at a school! It was my own school, of course :) I wasn't sure what I would talk about when I first discussed the possibility with our school librarian. She suggested discussing the writing process and how I wrote my book, so that is what I initially sought out to do. However, when I was finished planning that out, it all seemed disappointingly dry. I wanted to...Read More

Writing is Not Linear (How Not to Teach Writing)

I may not have a degree in English or Creative Writing, but I am a teacher, so I’m aware of how writing is taught in schools. Most teachers are familiar with this little thing we call The Writing Process and the Six (+1) Traits of Writing. I’m actually quite a fan of the Six Traits, because they have a little more to do with the craft of writing and less to do with the process....Read More