I had such a lovely day visiting the students of Pickney Elementary! I challenged the kids to ask me a question I’ve never been asked before, but it had to be on topic. They tried so hard! It was adorable. And I did, in fact, get asked a question or two that I’d never been asked, which was fun for me! #schoolvisit
Another notebook filled. Time to start a new one. I’m not big on outlining. Instead I do a lot of wandering inside a notebook before I turn to the computer. It’s mostly nonsensical junk, but it helps me figure stuff out. I also feel there’s a different brain connection when I write longhand vs. typing. Typing is faster, but forming the letters in my own handwriting has a more creative and artistic component. It feels less rigid, and I find I’m able to push through creative blocks a little more easily. #writing #writerlife #creativity #creativeprocess
“Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card.” -Arthur #storytime #libraries #readinglife
Happy book birthday to @temrebeltz and Birdie Bloom! Any book that uses the word “tragical” is my kind of book. Plus there’s MAGIC! If you’re looking for a new read-aloud for your kids or students, this is fun for all! #bookbirthday #mglit #kidlit
Borrowed teenagers jacket yesterday for a family walk with several children. She found some surprises today. 😂
Having mad fun at #c2e2!
“These are not books I would normally pick,” the girl said. “But I’ll give ‘em a try.” I’m watching this librarian recommend books like a boss and kids reach outside their reading comfort zones like champs. It’s inspiring.
#schoolvisit #readinglife #libraries #kidlit
I'm speaking at #c2e2 with some amazing panelists on Friday, March 22nd. I would love to see you there!
More info @ c2e2.com
#mglit #kidlit #fairlytruetales #lieslshurtliff