Monthly Archives: July 2013

Thank you, Idaho Association of School Administrators!

I spent the first part of this week talking books & writing in Idaho – at this year’s Idaho Association of School Administrators Conference in Boise. What a fantastic, dedicated group of people – and what a great city, too! Confession: Because my talk wasn’t until late afternoon, I managed to sneak out and do […]

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Teachers Write 7/30/13 Tuesday Quick-Write

Guest author Shutta Crum returns today with a writing prompt designed to follow up on yesterday’s mini-lesson, “Cornering Your Characters.” If you read the mini-lesson from yesterday’s post you know that I’m a believer of getting your characters into jams and firmly eliminating “easy out” alternative choices along the way—so that your character(s) must choose […]

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Teachers Write 7/31/13 Q and A Wednesday

Good morning, everyone! I’m traveling this week & won’t be around to comment, but we have some great guest authors for Q and A Wednesday today, including Shutta Crum, Sarah Albee, Danette Haworth, and Dayna Lorentz! Got a question you’d like to ask one of these friendly writers? Teachers & librarians – Feel free to […]

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Teachers Write 7/29 Mini-Lesson Monday with Shutta Crum

Good morning! How was everybody’s weekend? Great, I hope! Today’s mini-lesson is from guest author Shutta Crum, who writes picture books, novels and poetry. She is also a storyteller, a public speaker and a librarian. Her articles about writing have appeared in many professional journals. Her book, THUNDER-BOMER! (Clarion) was an Amer. Library Assoc. and […]

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Teachers Write 7/25/13 Thursday Quick-Write with Anne Marie Pace

Good morning! Our guest author for today’s quick-write is the lovely & talented Anne Marie Pace! Anne Marie  is the author of VAMPIRINA BALLERINA and its just-released sequel, VAMPIRINA BALLERINA HOSTS A SLEEPOVER, both illustrated by LeUyen Pham and published by Disney-Hyperion.  She has also written A TEACHER FOR BEAR and NEVER EVER TALK TO […]

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Teachers Write 7/24/13 Q and A Wednesday

Good morning! It’s Q and A Wednesday – a chance to ask your questions about writing to an all-star cast of author volunteers.  This week’s guests are Erin Dionne, Diane Zahler, Sarah Darer-Littman, and D. Dina Friedman. Please take a few minutes to check out their websites if you’re not already familiar with their great […]

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Teachers Write 7/23/13 Tuesday Quick-Write with Joanne Levy

Today’s guest author is Joanne Levy, whose funny and sweet book for tweens, SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE, was released from Bloomsbury in 2012. A survivor of the corporate world, Joanne is also a virtual assistant, providing admin services to busy authors via www.jlauthorservices.com. Joanne lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and a lot of […]

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Teachers Write 7/22/13 Mini-Lesson Monday with David Lubar

Good morning! Guest author David Lubar is here with your Monday morning mini-lesson. David is the author of about twenty book s for young readers as well as a game designer. You can read lots more about him on his website, but for now, he’s joining us with today’s mini-lesson. Double Duty by David Lubar […]

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Teachers Write Friday Bonus: About Critique Groups

Happy Friday, everyone! As always, Gae is hosting Friday Feedback, but we also have a special guest here to talk about critique groups..  Natalie Dias Lorenzi is a teacher, librarian, and author of the middle grade novel Flying the Dragon. She lives outside of Washington, DC during the school year and eats gelato in Trieste, Italy […]

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Teachers Write 7/18/13 Thursday Quick-Write with Erin Dionne

Good morning, writers! Your Thursday Quick-Write today is courtesy of my friend & fellow mystery lover, Erin Dionne. Erin lives outside of Boston, where she writes, reads, teaches, and juggles family life. Her latest book, Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking (Dial Books) is a race-against-the-clock adventure set in Boston. Erin has two young […]

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