Monday, June 24, 2013

The "why" - why am I writing this story

Just starting this summer's version of Teachers Write. Jo Knowles asked us for a one-sentence reason about why I'm writing this story.

Here goes:

I want to fictionally share with today's kids about the "Air Force Brat" lifestyle I grew up with and ways to cope with moving around so much.

I'm playing with a picture book idea and what looks like it may be a middle grade novel or chapter book, both reflecting same theme.

One scene written during this morning's scribble time, first of many I hope.

Now, back to Kate Messner's Monday writing prompt and other linked writers' stuff!


So much good advice about writing!

I love the serendipity of just the right piece of information coming across the wires at just the right time! Lots of that recently, so I need to note the relevant blog posts before I find myself at 'the other' computer and needing them:

Anna Staniszewski "In Defense of Themes" :

Tamara Felsinger "Protagonist's Personal Agenda":

Elana Johnson on PJ Hoover's blog "The Pantser Pluses" :