When we first came together for Teachers Write back in June, I made the schedule and remember thinking, “Will this work? Is ten weeks going to be too long?” I know the answer now.
No. Ten weeks has not been nearly long enough, and so we are…not ending. Not now, or after Labor Day, and not in the foreseeable future. Our Facebook group will remain, and so will the blog. There won’t be posts every weekday like we’ve been doing, but you can plan on one every Friday morning. They’ll be a mix of mini-lessons and writing prompts, and we’ll have some author Q and A days in there, too. We’re going to take a short break to let everyone get ready for school (and let me finish my crazy August travel schedule…I’m in St. Louis right now, where I just got to talk to an amazingly enthusiasitc group of Scholastic Book Fairs sales and field reps.) So look for the first school-year Teachers Write post the Friday after Labor Day, on September 7th.
Between now and then, I hope you’ll keep writing – and we’re going to have our revision chat here on the blog and on Twitter next Wednesday, August 15th. The conversation here will be going on all day, with authors dropping in to share revision stories in comments. And from 9-10 pm EST, we’ll have a Twitter chat using the hashtag #RealRevision
For now, though, we need to celebrate one last Teachers Write Happy Hour! Many, many thanks to ALL of our guest authors who came to visit this summer. Your words and your generous spirits are amazing.
We have a bunch of books to give away today, too. However, I…err…don’t know the titles offhand because the titles are home and I am in Missouri. But rest assured, they are wonderful books, and if you leave a comment, you’ll be entered in the drawing to win one. When I get home, I will post their lovely covers so you can see what you might win.
Editing to add: These are the books! (And also…Real Revision Chat is AUGUST 15th – not March 15th. I have no idea where I got March.)
Share away! (And if you have questions/comments/suggestions on the school-year Teachers Write plans, please feel free to ask.)