Had Enough? Conquer Writer’s Block!
Conquering Writer’s Block, Winter dates TBD Stuck? Fear-filled? Can’t write? He read nightly about how to write from a stack of books at his bedside, sometimes realizing he never kept a pad and pen handy; maybe tomorrow… She dreamed of writing for the movies but prided herself on being her own harshest critic; she overthought…Read More
For the ongoing Creative Writers Workshop, a month off is unusual. Before the break, all members affirmed the writing they planned to accomplish. Upon return, two revealed how their steady flow of writing halted through research. One writer is drafting fiction within the setting of the politics, culture, and landscape of her birth country. In…Read More
Teen Instruction: Academic Coaching
Recently, my Academic Coaching was successful for two students, ages 13 and 15. One prepared creative writing and dramatic monologue auditions for an arts magnet school, learning new approaches to excel in writing and presentation. On her first try, she was accepted! The other, a high school freshman, worked on getting up to speed with…Read More
Teen Writer Success: ‘Real Job’ Seeker
Academic Coaching available Writing resumes and cover letters can be daunting to students. This rite of passage on the track from school to career forces them to truthfully examine their lives and, perhaps more difficult, write persuasively about it. Sixty students piled in the classroom equipped for 25 at my workshop for freshmen at Georgia…Read More