Talking with others about your writing
Authors talk about their writing with different people, at different times, and in different ways. The conversations authors and illustrators have with their editors are built on the same principles students need to talk with their peers. These clips can help your students understand the benefits of talking about their writing and help them have better conversations.
Nicola Davies – AuthorNicola talks about how she “road tests” her writing with two friends and on children to work out all of the kinks.
Ralph Fletcher – AuthorRalph talks about the need to talk with someone who is helpful, sympathetic and who really gets you as a writer.
Will Hillenbrand – Author/IllustratorWill shares how he waits until later in the process to carefully share his writing with a friend he trusts.
Lester Laminack- Author Lester talks about the importance of talking with a partner you trust so you can be completely vulnerable.
Amy Ludwig VanDerwaterAmy shares how it helps to hear other people read her writing.