Learn how Liz figured out what to tell high school students about writing – based on what she discovered for herself.
By Liz, impatiently counting down the minutes until Crime Bake this weekend
Recently, I was asked to speak to a group of high school kids who were interested in writing. I have to admit, when I first got the request I was hesitant. I remembered high school well, and I know how tough that audience can be. But in the spirit of “Do something every day that you’re afraid of,” (who said that, again?) I decided to go for it.
I spent a lot of time prepping for this one. The organizer told me to talk about my background, how I got started writing, the writing process – all the basics. I could handle that. I chose some of my favorite books about writing to show them some of the best resources available.
But I wasn’t convinced that would be enough. I wanted to give them something meaningful, something they…
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