Students aren’t coming into our library as much and there is no open book exchange so trying to get my kids to read feels much harder and they aren’t as excited to participate in the #bookselfie

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In our library last year we created a “Bookstagram” bulletin board for students to take a picture with their book and give a reason why they liked it. Pictures were printed and put onto the bulletin board. I was excited to see even my students who were not avid readers want to read a book to get their photo on the wall.

https://misslmoon.wordpress.com/2021/02/14/but-wait-i-love-that-book-why-dont-my-students

Attributes that define a narrator

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As readers, we come across all different kinds of narrators in books that are written in the first or second person perspectives. They all have individual character traits, and some are much more likeable than others, but the question of what makes a good narrator is actually a very complex one.

https://stephenwriterblog.wordpress.com/2020/02/08/discussion-what-equals-a-good-narrator

Staying focused

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Wordly Musings

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Let’s start the new year talking about writing.

I can’t tell you the number of conversations I’ve had that start with this: “I’ve got a great idea for a book…”

And then we head into ten minutes of  ‘and then K jumps into a lake, but then S has a breakdown, and J thinks he’s got fleas, and then the planet is overrun by rabid titmice, and the president decides to give it all up and go fishing…’ and I have no idea what the book is about, and the person with the great idea has even confused themselves.

A piece of editorial advice before you sit down to write: know what you’re writing.

Not in depth, perhaps. Writers work differently, and some like a good solid outline while others prefer a more meandering, let’s-see-what-happens path. Both work, if you have some sense of what you’re writing about.

For instance…

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