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The Writing Round-Up {5.23.20}

Welcome to the May 23, 2020 edition of the Teach Write Writing Round-Up. Thank you for stopping by!

Every week, I gather tips for teaching writing and for growing as a teacher who writes and put them right here in the Writing Round-Up.

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Now, onto this week's tips...

Benefits of Longhand Writing:

Do you prefer to write with a pen and paper, or do you prefer to type on the computer? Did you know there are advantages to writing longhand? Before you sit down and begin clicking your next piece of writing, read “The Unexpected Benefits of Writing Longhand” to see just how this process may help you as a writer.

Tips for Writing Professional Books:

Katie Cunningham, the author of Start with Joy, shares her experience with writing professional books and has a few tips for how to “get comfortable with the uncomfortable” in this Two Writing Teachers post.

Video Writing Prompts:

Jason Reynolds, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, has started a new initiative called “GRAB THE MIC: Tell Your Story” with a series of videos to inspire creativity in young people and adult writers too.