Writing Tips

A Writing Checklist

Yesterday, I met so many writers at Jones Elementary School!  As I said before, I had so much there yesterday! I recently found this checklist and thought it might be helpful.  Editing is also important…

Writing Tip #3 Creating Your Characters

Part of creating your plan is deciding what you want to happen in your story and then creating characters that make it happen!  Your main character is important, of course, but the other characters have to…

Writing Tip # 2 Planning

Sometimes a writer has an idea for a story.  When this happens, the first thing the writer does is Think and Make a Plan for the story.  This is what I did for my book,…

Writing Tips and Tip #1

Today, I would like to begin giving writing tips!  Starting at the beginning and moving through the writing process!  I love writing!  I shared my joy of writing with my first graders!  My goal was…

Why do Writers Write?

They love to… * express their thoughts. * share their experiences. * share their feelings. * communicate. * tell important events. * ask questions. * want something. * persuade. * teach. * entertain. * use…

Create a LifeBook

Did you know writers write about their own lives? I love to use little bits and pieces of my life in my writing! How do I collect these bits and pieces? Simple – I have…