Top Ten Things I’ve Learned From Kids About Writing a Book by Augusta Scattergood

I found this article very interesting.

Nerdy Book Club

One of the best things about discovering a second career as an author after many years as a librarian? Having the great good fortune to be in classrooms again. How many times during the years I spent writing and trying to get my first book published did I wish for wisdom from the mouths of babes! All those clever things had somehow faded from memory.

When I was invited to do school visits and talk about my first novel, Glory Be, you can bet I listened in. And I learned a lot. Turns out, kids still say the most amazing things and share some very wise writing tips.

Here are ten of them.

  1. Always put a dog in your story. (Or perhaps a cat, if you’re a cat person. )

Just as I was creating my NCTE Nerdy Books panel presentation, none other than Brian Williams on NBC…

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About mgill0627

I've always been a story teller. This made for some interesting missing homework and late for curfew tales. But I've never had a head for the pedantic rules of grammar and spelling. This made for some interesting comma placement and spelling choices. About ten years ago I decided to figure out how to share my stories, in spite of my shortcomings. I'm lucky to have great colleagues who can help me with the fine details. My favorite class in school was American History. The Colonial Cat's series gives me a chance to write about the great history of the United States and cats!
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One Response to Top Ten Things I’ve Learned From Kids About Writing a Book by Augusta Scattergood

  1. Thanks, M. and Augusta for the great piece. I took notes. 🙂 — Suzanne

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