Friday, August 5, 2022

Weekly Check In #4 - Teachers Write

Welcome back for week four of the Teachers Write Weekly Check-In!

I hope you have had a great time with Teachers Write this summer. I’m working on a pitch for a novel idea I’ve had to submit to America’s Next Great Author and honestly, pitches have always been a challenge for me. Kate’s prompt for the week has been helpful though. 

Here’s my original list:

This got me thinking about what things I can bring into my story. But I REALLY love the idea from Laura Ruby to write my story as a picture book to help me see the story arc and get a better understanding of what the book is about.

Sometimes the prompt that shows up is exactly what I need whether I realize it or not! I always appreciate that remind. Whenever I feel stuck, being open to trying different prompts or strategies helps me out. Oftentimes, it’s just about getting some momentum going and then I find a way to move ahead.

And now it’s time to hear from you! I'm curious to hear how you navigated this week's prompts and how your writing life is going. 

Teachers Write Weekly Check-In Agreements:
1. We respect each other and the type of writing we each do do.
2. We are positive and encourage each other.
3. We recognize and maintain this as a safe, inclusive environment for all.
4. We have fun!

Ideas for today in the comments section:
How did you do this week? Did you meet your weekly goal(s)?
What was the pit of your week? (The hardest part, the non-fun part?)
What was the peak of your week? (The best part, the most-fun part?)
How was your overall Teachers Write experience?

My Weekly Check-In: I love Teachers Write. Thank you for being a teacher who writes! I’m so glad to be amongst great company. It truly does make a difference. I love how my writing has evolved over time and how I have changed as a writer. While I didn’t have one specific project I was working on this summer, I still got exactly what I needed from the prompts and I have ideas to share with students. 

I’m looking forward to hearing how Teachers Write is going for you and how you might take the energy from Teachers Write into your school year. If you have any questions or if I can help with anything, please let me know!

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