Month: August 2008

6 simple truths about writing with kids

6 simple truths about writing with kids

1. Kids only want to write a paper once. But getting it right the first time is pie-in-the-sky. Perfectionism sets your child up for failure. 2. The writing process is a lot like scrapbooking. Analogies are great teaching tools! Let's say you have a dozen photos to...

Put some fun into editing!

I know a cat that blogs. Really. His name is Humphrey, and he belongs to our dear friend, Nancy Sanders. Nancy, who also happens to be the author of our new WriteShop Primary series, invited Humphrey to be a guest writer on her blog yesterday, where he offers his own...

10 things about me

Who's the woman behind the blog? Sure, I blog about writing. But perhaps you're wondering if I'm a real person. I am! I hope I don't intimidate you. Goodness. I'm just a regular wife, mom, grandma, friend---like you! So I'm taking a detour today. I thought you might...

Writing with young children

Writing with young children

It’s never too early to introduce young children to the joy of writing. There’s so much you can do to model and encourage pre-writing skills!