Teaching Resource: Story Cast List

The Story Cast List worksheets are the second set in a series of resources for beginning fiction writers. The series was inspired by the free Pixar storytelling course on Khan Academy. If you’d like to know more about this series of teaching resources, check out the first post here. Developing a cast for a storyContinue reading “Teaching Resource: Story Cast List”

Teaching Resource: Story Spine Worksheets

Starting a new story can be exciting and daunting. Lots of ideas swirling around, but capturing them and molding them into a finished story is tough. As both a writer and a homeschool mom with a student who cringes at the thought of writing—any writing—breaking the process up into smaller, guided chunks took us fromContinue reading “Teaching Resource: Story Spine Worksheets”

Patterns and Prose

The other day, I stumbled upon a thought-provoking article by Alexander Nazaryan titled Why Writers Should Learn Math.  It was a persuasive article discussing the abstract and imaginative thinking needed for higher level mathematics and how that style of thinking benefits an author’s writing.  Before you throw the book at me, let me start byContinue reading “Patterns and Prose”