How to Teach Writing – Ideas and Resources

Pen Friend by nkzs

How to Teach Writing – Ideas and Resources. A great resource for a writing workshop or homeschool novel writing class. It’s an entire course about creative fiction writing. Topics covered are: character development “showing” vs. “telling” plot structure narrative viewpoint details dialogue review and revision

23 More of a Goal Than a New Year’s Resolution

My goal this past year was to write a book. After a very spectacular fail in June, I managed to write most of one in November and win NaNoWriMo. I have to say, it felt really good to get those 50,000 words under my belt. My secondary goal was to finish the story…which I did […]

20 According to Anne Lamott

Nuts by Jepthe

So Camp NaNoWriMo is going along pretty well. I’m actually relieved to be able to say that. I admit to myself it isn’t great prose but, and this is a big but, it is words on paper (electronically speaking…err typing…whatever). I like Anne Lamott‘s term: a shitty first draft*. Because it really is going to […]