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The Writing Round-Up {1.16.21}

Welcome to the January 16, 2021 edition of the Teach Write Writing Round-Up, the space where I gather tips for teachers to help them grow as writers so their students can too!

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Too Much Writing Drama?:

Is too much writing drama getting in the way of your writing habit? (It's happening to me too!) Read "Stop the Drama & Just Write."

Being a Teacher-Writer is a Gamechanger!:

I had the pleasure of talking with Dr. Michele Schmidt Moore a few weeks ago about the many benefits of being a teacher-writer. Check out Michele's Design Lessons Podcast here.

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Flash Fiction Challenge:

If you are a flash fiction writer (or want to become one), check out this cool flash fiction challenge coming in February to the Writers' Digest website.

Blogging Basics:

Have you always wanted to start a blog, but don't know where to begin? Check out Donnetta Norris's Blogging Basics Workshop inside the Teach Write Academy next month.

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Writing Advice:

Stephen King gives us 22 pieces of advice to avoid being a “bad writer” and become a great one.

Causes of Writer’s Block:

Everyone experiences writer’s block, but what causes it? Find out in “Breaking Through Writer’s Block: Stuck is the Symptom, Not the Cause.”

GIF of a quote: Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."

Upcoming Workshops for Teacher-Writers: