Home-Grown Readers

Home-Grown Readers

If you want your kids to be writers, read to them. Read with them. Model reading for them. Introduce them to authors they may not have yet discovered. If you live here in the Seattle area, you can find live authors here and there at places like Secret Garden Books,...
Writing Teacher “Has it Her Way”

Writing Teacher “Has it Her Way”

It can’t be easy to teach writing to a group of primary special education students, but Lynn Madore is committed to her students’ success. If you’re a teacher, try using a bit of your summer to engage your inner rebel—Madore style. Lynn was a student...
Reluctant Writers

Reluctant Writers

I saw a post on a writing-teacher group that read, “How do you help reluctant writers?” As my heartbeat raised and I sat up straighter in my chair, I knew I had to respond. I didn’t stop writing the response until I was forced to stop because of...

Write in the Park

       For writers ages 7-107 Could there be any better writing inspiration than the natural beauty of South Whidbey State Park? It’s one of my favorite places, and I’m looking forward to sharing it with you as Calyx School {the ranger’s house) hosts...