Monday, April 20, 2009

Crowing about Career Day

Friday's Career Day at S' school was amazing. I spoke at both sessions (morning and afternoon) meeting with 4th through 8th graders, and chatting with them about writing, the creative process, favorite reads, and more.

At the end of each session, we played Plot from a Hat, a little exercise J and I dreamed up for use with the teens at our writer's workshop. It's a crowd favorite, one I hoped the KG kids would enjoy. To say the students were falling over themselves to pull a prop from the bag and be the next to continue the story would be an understatement. To my amusement, this was also true of the I'm-too-old-for-games 8th graders, even the ones who made it clear with their crossed arms and sour expressions that they'd rather be anywhere else.

Note to self: I need to do more school visits. My creative well is filled, and my muse ready and willing to work. Now all I need is a spot of uninterrupted free time...

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