PSSST! CoMe IN: Character, Symbolism, Irony & Theme
Let's wrap up our lesson of the 9 most come literary elements required in essays with a peek at Character, Symbolism, Irony and Theme. Remember: there is no one right answer – stories belong to everyone.
Pssst! Come In: Opening the Door on Literary Essay Elements
Gannon Daniels shares a simple, how-to approach for deciphering the elements of fiction often enmeshed in essay prompts for literature papers.
Teachers Write! A Virtual Summer Writing Camp for Adults
Teachers, Librarians, Homeschool Parents, and Children's Writers: Participate in Teachers Write! A free online summer writing camp, hosted by Kate Messner
TMT Summer Writing Group - Week Six
Any time I get excited about something, I search for books to learn more about it. When I knew I was going to be focusing on writing this summer, I bought Real Revision by my Teachers Write! amazing author friend, Kate Messner, and 10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know by Jeff Anderson. Before I let myself dig into either of those though, I wanted to read On Writing by Stephen King. I have only read a few of Stephen King's fiction books - The Shawshank Redemption being my favorite (both the…
The Thrill of Suspense
How do you create suspense in your storytelling? Wait. Wait. Wait for it…
Keep Calm and Teach On
Keep Calm and Read On. W.O.R.D. Ink is devoting our week’s blog post to considering this theme, with a slight variation extended to all learning: Why is it important for a teacher to keep calm and teach on?
WRITE Post is dedicated to six-word memoirs, a reminder that an entire story lays hidden within a single sentence. (And a brief marvel at how the whole of our personal existence might fold neatly into six well-chosen words.)
10 Safe Outlets for Youth to Publish Writing Online, In Print
W.O.R.D. Ink shares ten safe outlets for all-age youth to publish writing and connect with likeminded peers. Everyone has a voice. What you have to say matters.
Proof in the Figgy Pudding: Holiday Writing Inspiration
Live in the moment this holiday season. Tap into this burst of activity and emotion by keeping your senses sharp and your notebook nearby.
Dear Luck: Keeping the End in Mind
One best bit of advice we can give ourselves during a challenge is a story of how we imagine the outcome. Act as though your end result has already been achieved.
Writer's Block: 12 Ways to Cure a Monster of a Problem
Writer's Block: a monster of a productivity problem in a project's early phase. Don't take the abuse. Learn 12 ways to quiet the riot & tame your inner critic.
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Design Principles for the Scrapbook Page: Lesson #10 Journaling and Design Principles
This lesson is about your scrapbook page journaling–and getting it onto the scrapbook page with smart use of layout design principles. Click here to open Lesson 10. What are your typical approaches to incorporating journaling on your pages? Do you have favorite techniques for rendering and placement? Is there anything new here you might try? …