I had the same teacher for both fourth and fifth grades. Her name was Mrs. Tapscott. Many details about her are fuzzy after so many years, but I do remember that she had gray, curly hair and a soft, sweet southern accent. But what I remember most is that she read to us every day. … Continue reading The Impact of Teachers
Right after I signed with my agent, I had a minor panic attack. Until that point, I’d always told myself that I loved writing and I always made time for it, but I’d convinced myself that I could walk away from it and think of it as a hobby. Signing with my agent made me … Continue reading Ways to Study Craft
Summer is almost over, and the most wonderful time of the year is right around the corner. And no, I’m not only talking of the Fall, with its scents of cinnamon and burning leaves, the taste of everything-pumpkin-flavored, and Halloween. I’m talking about NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH. When I first started writing (back in 2009) … Continue reading The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Many of our contributors are teaching and volunteering and learning at the Storymakers Conference in Provo Utah today. Checkout #storymakers17 on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to get insights to help your writing along with us. See you with a regular post Monday!
I started an MFA program in January, specifically one geared at writing for children and young adults. (You can check out the program here). And it wasn’t an easy decision to make. I’ve been wanting to go back to school to get my masters forever, but I always figured it would be something in education. … Continue reading Should you get an MFA?