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Quest-style story example

This half term, the homework project is based around planning and writing a quest-style story. Below is an example of the sort of story we would expect to see at the end of the 8-week process. 47 more words


Featured From the Archives: What is "Flow"?

Next week, I’ll be participating in a panel discussion on editing and “voice.”  (It’ll be at the NW Bookfest Conference, if you happen to be attending.) “Voice” is one of those oft-touted, rarely-defined writing terms, and as I work on compiling my thoughts on it, I figured we’d revisit another tenuously defined term — “flow.” I’ll post notes from the panel (well, mostly the material I present) for those of you who won’t be joining us there, but for now, let’s start the discussion off with . 768 more words


Once upon a story...

“Children need to be immersed in a listening and storytelling culture where their voices are valued and heard.” – Lucy Calkins

From the beginning of my teacher training, I have been in love with and identified with the works of Vivian Paley.   681 more words


Am I getting better?

One of the sad truths about trying to make it as a screenwriter is that it’s an extremely frustrating process.

On certain days, the frustration feels like it extends to the uppermost part of the outer edge of the stratosphere. 410 more words



Batman’s backstory

Bruce Wayne was once a privileged young boy with a loving family, he belonged to one of the richest families in Gotham. His family believed that everyone should be treated fairly and would always try to help the poor. 220 more words


Story time: the randos

Sometimes the best memories are made with people you barely know. sometimes those people make an impression on us that even our closest buddies aren’t capable of. 261 more words

Wanted: Inspiration

National Novel Writing Month is one week away and I’m pulling my hair out, writhing on the floor, and scrambling between the rooms in my head to figure out what I’m going to write. 455 more words