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The Next Generation of Authors

The next generation of authors might just be sitting in the plastic, uncomfortable desk chairs that I have strategically arranged so that they are not sitting next to someone that they will talk with during my entire lesson.As a reading teacher, I have the opportunity to engage students at a deeper level. I learn what… Continue reading The Next Generation of Authors

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What to do when you just don’t feel like writing … during NaNoWriMo or ANY TIME!

It happens to all of us, even the best of us.We lose our motivation to write. We lose the steam that was powering the current project. We get lost in a jungle of disorganized plot. Life happens and we just don’t have the energy to create fictional problems for fictional people. Writer’s Block comes knocking.… Continue reading What to do when you just don’t feel like writing … during NaNoWriMo or ANY TIME!

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Gaming The System: NanoWriMo Gamification

When it comes to NanoWriMo, the surface becomes a battle of your own will power. Writing 50,000 words in a month can seem daunting. In my mind this can be achieved in a silo, but it not anywhere close to satisfying unless you share the journey with someone else.Luckily the fine folks at NanoWriMo know… Continue reading Gaming The System: NanoWriMo Gamification