Building a Better Student: The Beautiful Deadline

Want to get more kids into reading? Turn them on to writing. Writers are readers. And one of the best tools used to shape a person into a writer is the deadline. It’s why I’m a fan of National Novel Writing Month, known affectionately by its abbreviation: NaNoWriMo. The goal is to write a 50,000-word […]

Building a Better Student: Deadlines

There’s a funny little saying that circulates in the world of professional writers: We love the finished product, but we’re not too fond of the actual process. It’s true. There are few experiences in life more thrilling than wrapping up an 80,000 word manuscript and sending the final draft to your agent and editor. But […]