A Writer’s Road: On Not Writing

I am very excited to say that I have a new novel coming out next year – more on that later, of course. But I am not so excited to say that for the past year I have done little to no creative writing. I have written about 500 words of fiction and one poem....

A Writer’s Road: Creativity in the Classroom

photo thanks to weareteachers.com Last week I shared some thoughts, via Philip Pullman, about the importance of kids’ access to stories and poetry. Today, I can take this even further when I share with you an article from the Gallup Poll blog called Teachers Who...

A Writer’s Road: Kids Need Art

My work with Writing Through has taught me many things. But there is one thing which I always believed in my bones, and now have had confirmed through real life experience. Kids need art. They need to have the experience of listening to poems and stories. They need to...

A Writer’s Road: Creativity and Neuroscience

Okay, I’m a geek, but two things I think about quite a bit are creativity and neuroscience. In my own writing and my teaching through Writing Through, the question often arises, how does someone be creative? What is that spark and where does it come from? My own...

A Writer’s Road: Esperanto

I wrote my first blog post nearly twelve years ago. Much has happened since then, of course, and my blog has reflected it all. Recently, the reflection is a sporadic shimmer – that is to say, every once in a very long while I’ll post something and then...