All posts by Angela

Start a Writing Habit with this Twenty Day Notebook Challenge

Over the last five years, I’ve had the good fortune to meet and write with a whole lot of kindergarteners, and when I ask them if they love to write, […]

Give Writers Permission to Innovate by Rethinking the Supplies You Provide

In my work with teachers, and in our fellowship programs at the WNY Young Writer’s Studio, I’ve become closely acquainted with a few kids who absolutely hate writing. What’s worse […]

Why Every Teacher Needs an Inspiration Board

This inspiration board hangs on the wall right beside my desk. It’s become a catch all for ideas that are brewing, kindnesses paid by friends and students, and pictures that […]


Four Fabulous Virtual Writing Communities for Kids

Writers tend to be quietly reflective, and the ones that I work with will tell you that it can be hard to find company inside of their schools. Over the […]


Story as a Vehicle for Professional Development

As an education consultant, I know all too well how easy it is to stand before teachers and speak to best practices. This is enjoyable work, when I can get […]


Should We Teach Writers to Master Plans or Plan to Become Masters?

Adult writers are often judged by their abilities to sell their work to the masses. In most schools, children are taught to pursue high grades. Both groups are conditioned to […]

Gamestorming to Add Dimension to a Draft

Name of the Game: Synesthesia Timing: This game is best played once writers have drafted a text that rich and lengthy enough for review. Goal: Adapted from a Gamestorming game […]


A Game for Writers that Coaches Creative Theft

Austin Kleon, author of Steal Like an Artist, tells us that, ‚ÄúNothing comes from nowhere. All creative work builds on what came before. Nothing is completely original. Some people find […]


Beyond Publication: Ten Ways for Writers to Share What They Make

Being a writer and living a writer’s life is not all about publication. It’s not all about creating the perfect final product, either. In fact, I know some incredible writers […]

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