Monday, June 24, 2013

How Did I Miss This?

My friend Joe over at Joe Average Writer posted a list of amazing writing prompts based on literature two years ago. I'm just discovering his list. Check it out; it looks to be a great resource.

I'm not posting it here because I don't want to steal Joe's hard work. If you click the link above, you'll go right to the page.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Slice of Life

Just one of a million things I'd like to try next year. Wouldn't this be a great thing to send on with students every year?

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Framing the Story at NPR

This looks like it will be promising -- I'll check it out over the summer for sure.

How Do You Find A Story In A Painting?

“Something pulls me like a magnet, and then I ignore all the others ... I stand in front of that painting, and I tell myself a story about it. - Tracy Chevalier

About Tracy Chevalier's TEDTalk: When writer Tracy Chevalier looks at paintings, she imagines the stories behind them: How did the painter meet his model? What would explain that look in her eye? She shares the story of Vermeer's most famous painting that inspired her best-selling novel "Girl With a Pearl Earring."

Sunday, June 9, 2013

I Know Why the Caged Bird Doesn't . . . Read

This is a very interesting discussion going over at The Nerdy Book Club. What are your views about required summer reading?