Thursday, November 5, 2009
Young Writers Bloom!
I participated in Swanson Middle School's annual Career Day this morning, and although I was somewhat upstaged by a German shepherd puppy (last time I did a career day, it was a bomb-sniffing dog), I had a great time! I met some very enthusiastic young writers and we talked about what it means to be a writer (including "butt-in-chair" per Jane Yolen); how to become a writer; and even a little bit about punctuation! I was truly amazed at what eager readers they were and how much they write on their own. I'm so glad they invited me.