Every story has characters whose voices we may remember long after we’ve closed the book. Finding those character voices and writing them authentically is an essential part of the writing process. Listen to these authors discuss how they found their characters’ voices and consider how you might find your own.
Encourage students to take their new ideas and organize them into a story. Learn about the creative approaches these authors and illustrators have to organizing details. Does a story always start at the beginning?
The TeachingBooks Virtual Book Tour is your opportunity to learn from and build personal connections with extraordinary book creators and their brand-new titles. In this post, Frances O'Roark Dowell talks about her new title How to Build a Story . . . Or, the Big What If.