After a long time away from GSB, I’m back. This is my story, involving 30-seconds as a spy and a dawn of realization at the poolside. Rewriting the writer is sometimes hard to do.
What exactly is a Familiar Sequence Book and why would you want to write one? Here’s the scoop on what this story form is, what it isn’t, and why they’re loved by kids and teachers alike.
The Stonecutter is an old folktale you might update, adapt and illustrate. This is a Chain Story, a.k.a. Circular Story, with a powerful message. It’s one of my favorites, but seriously needs an update.
The Fisherman and His Wife is an old folktale you might update, adapt and illustrate. This is a Chain Story, a.k.a. Circular Story, with a powerful message.
It’s important to pay attention and get inspiration from what’s happening around us. Observation and perception is what makes us writers. Here’s a creative writing exercise that honors International Women’s Day.
Every month, I read a storybook to kids at the library. This February, I found myself choosing to read a self published book instead of one by Mac Barnett. Here’s the story of how a story with baby turtles won me over – and everyone else.