Shape Your Story, Part One: Summon the Primary Teacher in Yourself / Guest Post by Carrie Charley Brown

WRITERS' RUMPUS

GUEST POST By Carrie Charley Brown

As writers, we are the teachers grading our own papers. Constantly. It’s hard to know when to STOP grading. Outside of writing, teaching is an actual profession for me. It tends to leak into every aspect of my life and it’s hard to shut off that part of my being. On one hand, it can make me a crazy perfectionist. On the other hand, it can help me fine-tune my writing in simple ways that even make sense to children.

Today my goal is to offer a primary teaching tool that will shape your writing from the start. Whether you are a “write first and deal with the results later” type of writer, or a “plan it first and then write” type of writer, this simple tool will work both ways.

Let’s journey back to first grade and reveal the basics. I write children’s…

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