Developing the Personal Narrative: Beyond One Arc
Learning how to develop a personal narrative to reveal your personality, values, and beliefs requires a sense of humor and a little literary magic.
The Essay Can Be Your Friend
Why do many students dread writing essays about the books they read in school? Sharing your thinking about stories should have a positive connotation. Let’s talk about how to change your mindset about essays at this workshop. And then let’s put together a draft of a literary essay. You can BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) to write about though we’ll also have short stories you can respond to.
Notes from A Student Writing Contest Judge
SJAWP Teacher-Consultant Jay Richards, Editorial Committee Chair of the $1000 for 1000 Words Student Fiction contest, shares his experience reading and judging hundreds of stories for the contest. Read some of the award-winning stories written by teens and learn some of ‘do’s and don’ts’ that made them great.