When I was very young & wanted to tell a story,
I would draw pictures.
My Dad would hold the paper up proudly exclaiming:
"What a wonderful house!"
Ugh, Dad --that's not a house.
To save Dad from embarrassment,
Mom would chime in:
"Daddy's being silly, honey. What
lovely earrings you drew on that polar bear!"
How could my parents mistake
a garden of talking flowers for an endangered animal in Arctic Circle?
My family was happy when I finally learned to draw my stories using letters. It was easier to understand when I used words rather than crayons.
I have been writing a very, very long time. I like sharing what I know with young writers. My students vary in age. Sometimes almost twice as old as me, and sometimes 5 times younger than me. And they all want to learn to be better writers -- because they have a passion for writing!
The links on this page are from my students, ages 8-16.
If you are a teacher interested in hosting me for a Creative Writing Workshop, Camp or Class, you can contact me here. If you are a student interested in submitting your work to this page, contact me here. And if you are a beginning teacher looking for lesson plans, contact me here.
Writer, Teacher & Editor
NewBees Writing Zine