Yesterday, I had a wonderful time visiting students. I stopped by Southern Middle School first. Their mascot is a DRAGON! As I like dragons, and have them in my book, I took this as a good sign. In the author presentation I put together, I talk some about writing (and, of course, my book) and also how much the editing/revision process improved it. There’s a part where I read a short sentence or passage and then have the kids guess what type of editorial comment was attached to it.
I think it works well because it’s got a positive underlying message about criticism and edits (and editors) and it also gives them a taste of the story. MCSSMS posted a short video and you can see we had a good time and they were a great group. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz-D70SlCkU&feature=youtu.be
I was lucky enough to visit Sandhills Classical Christian that afternoon. The students and I chatted books and talked about writing. They also knew how to fix the projector when my presentation turned green. To top it off, I saw a friend of mine, Ashley, who I hadn’t seen since I graduated high school. What a wonderful surprise and a great day!