Category Archives: The Working Writer

Making a Daybook into Creative Non-Fiction

When a new year starts, we often resolve that this is the year to take our writing seriously and to keep a writing schedule. Here is a repost of an earlier Writing It Real article with five great ideas for accomplishing this. Try them. I think you’ll find that you build the discipline you’ve been…Continue Reading

What is a Writing Coach?

As a middle school teacher at the start of my career, I held the belief that the best teaching is person-centered teaching. I used the oyster model, which is described as helping students find the pearls they have within and then grow them bigger. This replaces the bucket model of dumping information into the students’…Continue Reading