Last year I began to draw and am so happy to put the drawings to use in Creative Writing Club. Pictures accelerate imagination.
I give only three instructions:
1. Use your imagination and write a story about this Turtle that I name Turtle Tom, but you can use any name you want because it’s your story.
2. Create a problem in the story that is solved in the end.
3. Listen to your imagination because it will make a story for you, but if it’s not coming and you want to write facts about turtles, that is fine also.
The happiest comment I heard today was disbelief at the time. “What? Only 15 more minutes left?”
When time flies, imagination is steering the clock and there is no time! That is a beautiful thing!
Contact me with questions or comments
Lori Sugarman, M.Ed.
Author of Plumdiggity! Developing Student Writers