Encouraging Creativity in Young Writers

In our family, we try our best to allow space for creativity, sometimes even when it doesn’t “make sense.”   When our daughter was younger, she was in a kids’ class where they sang a song about what they wanted to be when they grew up.  When it was our daughter’s turn, she called out, “Kangaroo!”…

Studying versus Doing: How to Grow as a Writer

“To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge.” – Confucius In the writing world, there are two basic classifications of writers: Plotters and Pantsers.  Plotters (i.e., Planners or Outliners) are those who like to plot out the story in detail in advance before they start writing.  Pantsers are…