For Authors: Refine Your Craft

For Authors: Refine Your Craft

Support for the development of authors: Information gleaned by an experienced researcher

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For Educators: Tap Creative Potential

For Educators: Tap Creative Potential

Frameworks for activating and engaging creativity for students of all ages

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For Readers: Share the Journey

For Readers: Share the Journey

See examples, hear stories, and walk with her on the path as an exuberant published author celebrates writing

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Writing is…

an experiment “I don’t see writing as communication of something already discovered, as ‘truths’ already known. Rather, I see writing as a job of experiment. It’s like any discovery job; you don’t know what’s going to happen until you try it.” –William Stafford a struggle “Writing is a struggle against silence.” –Carlos Fuentes an illusion

Reading: Who Wet My Pants?

Who Wet My Pants? was written by Bob Shea and illustrated by Zachariah Ohora. The front cover says, “It’s not the crime… It’s the cover-up.” I found it shocking. No, not the crime. No, not the cover-up. What was shocking is the fact that you can use the borrowed-from-the-French-wholesale “vis-a-vis” in a children’s book! Apparently there is

Reading: Stick and Stone

Stick and Stone, written by Beth Ferry and illustrated by Tom Lichthenheld, was published in 2015. It is the story of two lone creatures who become friends. Obstacles include a bully, a storm, and needing help. There are a few delightful language plays and a fun mathematical transformation.

Reading: Another

I read Another by Christian Robinson. The inside front flap asks, What if you… encountered another perspective? Discovered another world? Met another you? What might you do? And then the book asks and answers that question using images only. At one point I wasn’t sure that the end had the right MC in it. Very cute.