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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-03-08 05:39
Subject: [process] Teach the children well
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Tags:child, process, writing
Today is my first of three (or possibly four) guest teaching appearances in [info]the_child's eighth grade classroom. The theme of my multiple dates there is creative writing in a commercial career. I'll be talking a bit about my own career as an example, walking them through the building blocks the writing and submission process as practiced by professional writers (or at least by me), and taking them through a writing assignment for flash fiction which I'll then use their stories to edit a sample anthology.

It ought to be fun. I love doing this, especially for kids. And it's especially neat to be doing this for my own daughter's class. (Also, if you're in Portland or elsewhere in the Pacific Northwest and want me to do this for your child's classroom, let me know. We may be able to work something out.)

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User: madrobins
Date: 2012-03-08 14:45 (UTC)
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Some of the best fun I've had was teaching in the girls' classrooms at various times: a one semester world-building class in Sarcasm Girl's 7th grade year; a six week SF writing class when she was in 4th grade (o! the stories that arose from that one were fabulous); teaching bread-baking to Avocado's 2nd grade class (all these seven year old kids running from the classroom at the end of the day, waving their personal slices of bread like flags as they ran to their mothers, yelling "Mama, see what I did!").

It will be fun. And funny in really interesting ways. Enjoy.
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mlerules: MLE
User: mlerules
Date: 2012-03-09 00:10 (UTC)
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Very cool. Looking forward to hearing how it goes.
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User: cissa
Date: 2012-03-11 01:01 (UTC)
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That sounds FABULOUS!
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