20 May 2013
I am proud to announce the publication of a guest blog post on TheWritePractice.com website.
Showing, not telling, is the mantra I use with my students in the first months of teaching Writer’s Craft. I tell them they must paint a word picture, using sensory information from all five senses. The trick is in finding balance between when to show and when to tell.
The post’s direct link is http://thewritepractice.com/word-pictures Please feel free to visit the site and post in the comments. I will make every effort to get back to you after posting.
2 May 2013
I am proud to announce the publication of my first guest blog post on the WriteToDone.com website.
Modelling expert text is something I learned about in teachers’ college and have used many times over the years, both as a tool with which to develop my own writing voice (as I discuss in the article) as well as with my students as a writing exercise.
The post’s direct link is http://writetodone.com/2013/05/02/develo-your-narrative-voice-by-stealing-from-bestselling-authors/. Please feel free to visit the site and post in the comments. I will make every effort to get back to you within 24 hours of posting.
I started out with a Tumblr blog. It’s free and easy to use. WordPress offers more features, but you have to be familiar with CSS and HTML if you want to really customise. Also, I found the free WordPress to be limiting. This is why I recently purchased server space from GoDaddy with WordPress support.
Hope this helps.
Thanks for the amazing comment, Kiera.