Monthly Archives: June 2012

Teachers Write! 6/29 – Friday Writing Happy Hour

Happy Friday, everybody!  First a reminder… I have a book signing on Tuesday, and the always-great Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid has made arrangements for far-away friends to order personalized, signed copies of my new mystery, CAPTURE THE FLAG, or any of my other books for kids. Just give the bookstore a call at 518-523-2950.  […]

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Teachers Write! 6/28 – Thursday Quick-Write

Happy Thursday! Ready for today’s Quick-Write options?  We’ve got two…one for folks who are in the middle of a work-in-progress and one that works for anyone. (Try one, or both, or bookmark to come back later!) Quick-Write Option #1 is courtesy of guest author Barb Rosenstock. Barb loves true stories best and often pretends to […]

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Teachers Write! 6/27 – Q and A Wednesday

Wednesday is Q and A Day at Teachers Write! Virtual Summer Writing Camp. Got questions about writing? Ask away! Today’s author volunteers are Rosanne Parry, Kristina Springer, Erin Dealey, Erica S. Perl, and David Lubar. They’ve promised to be around to respond to your questions today, so please visit their websites & check out their […]

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Teachers Write! 6/26 Tuesday Quick-Write

Welcome to Tuesday Quick-Write!  Got your keyboard or pencil ready?  Today, Julie True Kingsley joins us with a writing prompt on character development… Finding The Character Within Today we are going to work on finding the character within.   Let’s get started.  First, close your eyes.  Try to envision a well-rounded, complex, flushed out character.  Give […]

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Teachers Write! 6/25 – Mini-Lesson Monday

Good morning, campers! Can you believe we’re diving into Week Four? The winner of Friday’s book giveaway from Katy Duffield is Kimberley Moran!  Please email me (kmessner@katemessner dot com) with your address so Katy can send your books! Before we kick off the new week, just a couple quick notes… I’m away this week with […]

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Teachers Write! 6/22 – Friday Writing Happy Hour

Shall we celebrate another week of writing with a book giveaway? I think that’s what we’ll do… Guest author Katy Duffield has a copy of FARMER MCPEEPERS and a copy of CALIFORNIA HISTORY FOR KIDS: MISSIONS, MINERS, AND MOVIEMAKERS IN THE GOLDEN STATE.  One lucky winner will receive BOTH books  – to enter the drawing, […]

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Teachers Write! 6/21 – Thursday Quick Write

Welcome to Tuesday Quick-Write!  Got your keyboard or pencil ready? Today, guest author Miriam Forster talks about the magic of the unexpected – and flipping your story! Miriam Forster learned to read at the age of five, wrote her first story at the age of seven and has been playing with words ever since. Her […]

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Teachers Write! 6/20 – Q and A Wednesday

Wednesday is Q and A Day at Teachers Write! Virtual Summer Writing Camp, so if you have questions about writing, it’s time to fire away. Authors are always welcome to drop by and answer questions (you never quite know who you’ll run into here!) But today’s official author volunteers are Jennifer Brown, Barb Rosenstock, Jean […]

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Virtual Book Signing!

I’ve done hundred of virtual author visits, and I’m running a virtual writing camp for teachers this summer, so why not a virtual book signing for my new mystery for kids, CAPTURE THE FLAG? Monday, July 2nd is one day after CAPTURE THE FLAG’s birthday, one day before my birthday and two days before America’s […]

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Teachers Write 6/19 – Tuesday Quick Write!

Welcome to Tuesday Quick-Write!  Got your keyboard or pencil ready?  We have two guest authors and a huge range of prompts today – so if time is tight, choose on and bookmark the rest for a rainy day. First, guest author Sara Lewis Holmes is here to talk about poetry and inspiration (even for those […]

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