journey in publishing, Writing

The Journey Begins

That title is a lie. The journey began a long, long time ago when I was a weird little girl who stayed up late to write stories while hiding under the covers of my bed. I wrote stories in my head even when I wasn't able to write stories on the paper. I wrote by the… Continue reading The Journey Begins

Lifelong Learning, teaching writing & storytelling

Why is telling a story important?

Originally written in June of 2012 A response to Have, Pahl, and Roswell and the importance of digital storytelling for our students ... I found every word of Haven’s chapter to be important and applicable to my work as an English teacher. Many of the references to research and the ideas expressed simply reaffirmed my… Continue reading Why is telling a story important?

Lifelong Learning, teaching writing & storytelling

Story Core: Analysis & Application for Education

At the heart of all storytelling and writing is a story core, but how can the concept of a story core improve the quality of education?  Analysis Ohler (2008) introduces the concept of a story core as a “vastly simplified version of the hero’s journey” (p. 72). He identifies the three major components of a… Continue reading Story Core: Analysis & Application for Education