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Writer's Notebook: Gnawed Hearts

Today I encountered this quote from French writer Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1819):

“I love men, not for what unites them, but for what divides them, and I want to know most of all what gnaws at their hearts.” 468 more words

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Discussion: Do You Keep a Writer's Notebook?

One of the first essays about creative writing I ever read was “On Keeping a Notebook” by Joan Didion. It’s one of the most influential pieces I’ve read. 141 more words


Something in it. Something about it.

Something in it. Something about it. Her hair, unfamiliar with the humidity, turned in one hundred different frizzing tendrils. A mess. But, all at once windswept in an oblong, lovely. 165 more words


The Beach

Today for Writers Notebook the Daisies listened to me read The Island written by John Heffernan and illustrated by Peter Sheehan. We loved the way the book made us see pictures in our heads. 91 more words

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Wolf Won't Bite!

We read the story Wolf Won’t Bite written by Emily Gravett. We recognised some of the characters from the story the Three LIttle Pigs. We used the structure of this story to create our own book! 25 more words


Getting Started with Writing Workshop: Guiding Principles and the Writer's Notebook

I am working with a couple of new teachers who are trying to implement writing workshops in their middle-school classrooms, so I thought I would put together a few posts to collect my thinking and favorite resources about writing workshop and to invite my readers to chime in. 847 more words