• Jennifer Laffin

The Writing Round-Up {6.15.20}

Welcome to the June 15, 2020 edition of the Teach Write Writing Round-Up, the space where I gather tips for teaching writing and for growing as a teacher who writes.


This summer, the Writing Round-Up will be coming to you twice a month - on the 15th and 30th.

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Now, onto this week's tips...



Decluttering Your Writing:

Do you need to tidy up your writing or declutter your prose? You may need these suggestions in “What Marie Kondo Can Teach Writers” to help you think about revision and “parse your writing to its essential elements.”



Books on Writing:

If you are looking for guidance on how to write or a different perspective on writing craft, then you may want to consider these five books in “The Best Books on Writing” to inspire your writing practice.



Grammar Rules:

Do grammar rules sometimes trip you up? Writer's Digest digs into 63 of the most popular grammar rules for writers in this post. These would be great to share with your student-writers too!



The Power of Storytelling:

As humans, we connect through stories. But do you ever think that your story is insignificant or not important? Alexa Glazer tells us that people are “waiting to connect with another human just like you. Waiting to feel like they are more understood and not alone.” Check out “What is Storytelling? 4 Ways Stories Bring People Together” to see why you should pick up that pen and write your story.



Sharing the Revision Process:

Revising can be a daunting process for adult writers as well as student writers. In “Revising Their Way to a Debut” five authors from the “Soaring 20s picture book debut group” share their revision process, revision strategies, and what it takes to make that manuscript shine.



A Different Kind of Writing Advice:

If you consider yourself a writing rebel, then you may not like writing advice from someone else. Maybe you like to do things your own way. In “Some Writing Advice: Don’t Take Other’s Advice,” Guy Gavriel Kay explains that just because someone has had some success, doesn’t mean they can tell you how to do it.



Summer Writing:

We've got three great workshops available this July in the Teach Write Academy: Notebooking 101, I am {Not} a Writer, and Time to Write. Let this be the summer you grow the writing life you've always wanted.


Growing in Confidence as Writers:

The theme for this month's #TeachWrite Slow Chat is "Growing in Confidence as Writers". How do you reflect and stretch as a writer? How do you help your students do the same? Join us here to connect & converse!



That's all for this week's edition of the Teach Write Writing Round-Up. I will see you again next week with more tips!



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