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The Classroom

Unsticking the ‘stuck’ writer

It happens to us all — we get stuck sometimes. It often means we can’t move, we can’t progress, we can’t even look at the page. It’s one thing when it’s us, but what to do when it’s your student?

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The Classroom

Breaking new ground for Teachers of ATAR English

Our NEW PD on August 27 is especially for Teachers of ATAR English who have attended the Creative Writing Professional development Masterclass for Teachers of ATAR English. I encourage those who have attended the Masterclass to participate, not just to

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The Classroom

New PD for Teachers of ATAR English

We are pleased to announce a new extension program of writing and teaching professional development to further expand teacher expertise in the writing classroom. This PD is specifically for teachers who have attended the Creative Writing PD masterclass series and

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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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