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Tips and news about writing, and writing in education.

The Classroom

Notes of Success

Congratulations are in order With more than 300 Western Australian teachers holding a certificate in the Born Storytellers Creative Writing PD Masterclass for ATAR English Teachers, it would be expected to see improvements in students’ exam performance in the Composing

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The Daily Habit

7-word focus

This exercise is the kind of thing that can be done anywhere — and is possibly best done in places you don’t usually frequent. The example below is taken from my current novel-in-progress.

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The Daily Habit

The river flows where the river flows

In this exercise, you imagine that you are a river flowing through space and time — passing places, people, events. And as you pass these objects, you imagine the circumstances beyond what you actually see,

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The Daily Habit

Learning to free write: Magic at work

Free writing is often thought to be writing that is free of constraints; to free-write is to Write without Worrying—without worrying about being neat, right or correct in grammar.

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Freewriting
The Daily Habit

The Magic of Freewriting

In this short video, Kevin demonstrates where the power of free writing can lead when used as a daily habit. Do this one every day for a week.

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