I found this article very interesting.
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.
- 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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