Share the Love (of Writing)

Today I am talking to a Grade 9 class about writing. I have a friend who is a teacher, and he asked me to come in talk about what exactly you can do with your writing other than hand it in for marks in English class. And I think that is a really good idea, because in highschool I was pretty vague about how I could get my writing out there. I knew I wanted my writing to be read, but there was a lot of things about publishing I didn’t understand. So I think some basic info about submitting to fiction magazines and e-publishing would be useful. Also, I think anyone would be more encouraged to write if they know their writing won’t necessarily be sitting in a dusty pile on their desk for the rest of their life. All that hard work is more fun if you think it’ll actually get you somewhere.

Of course, I’m a little nervous, but it’ll be good practice for any future readings or talks I do! I think I’ll read part of Prince Charming to them, what do you think?

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3 responses to “Share the Love (of Writing)

  1. Go for it! I fell in love with writing in high school, but didn’t pursue publication until recently because the whole idea seemed quite daunting. If writers talked about the process and what works, maybe more kids would write. 🙂

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    • Hey, you too? I feel like I’ve had an urge to write my whole life, but it really took off in highschool. But yes, I didn’t pursue publication until recently, and I found there was a lot to learn!

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  2. Excellent! So glad you can mentor them. Thanks for linking up at Doorkeeper. Blessings!

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