All Things for All People
Can you really be all things to all people? Well, in a way. Small or large. Assemblies or small Title 1 presentations, arts programs and family reading nights. Whatever your needs, there is a customized program that I will create to support it. Creative writing can be taught. Children can learn to enjoy reading and writing by the use of their imaginations to create stories that everyone can enjoy. Completely flexible, integrative and budget-sensitive, from Preschool through adult.
One of the things that sets me apart from some author visits are creative and non-fiction writing workshops. Designed for students from grades 3+, I take my 25+ years as a feature magazine writer, eight years as a children’s author and put it all together to help develop skills on a variety of levels. How do I teach creative writing? Headlines, opening sentences, brainstorming ideas, when writer’s block strikes, proofreading work, how books become books & more. All sorts of cool tips, ideas and instruction gets picked up and absorbed into a child’s own creative processes. And the next thing you know, they’ve tapped into a little storytelling of their own.
Be sure to check out my Children’s Series entitled: The Adventures of the Poodle Posse. Each book contains two stories that feature dogs, who continue to get into get themselves into sticky situations. Follow Mrs. Flout as she learns how to deal with the poodles shenanigans.
Creating a Story
Creative Writing. It’s my love. And I hope to impart just a bit of it to your students. Because during interactive visits, kids get inspired. So inspired in fact, that they come running to tell me their own stories and leave with the desire to go home, pick up a pencil and do it all on their own. It’s hard to get much better than that in an hour.