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Announcing our 2012-13 After-School & Community Classes
“Take My Word For It!” teaches after-school and community-based programs throughout the San Francisco Bay area as well as in Northern Virginia.
Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for. Every character should want something, … Continue reading
"Take My Word For It!" is joining the Creative Everyday Challenge, and encourages you to, too! Leah Piken Kolidas started Creative Everyday in 2008 to inspire herself and others to stay creatively fit by expressing themselves often and sharing their … Continue reading
What do you get when you combine 17 kids, plates full of food and plenty of pencils and paper? You get "Peanut Butter and the Pen", "Take My Word For It!" 's food writing for kids workshop at 18 Reasons … Continue reading
A young writer named Lyana, from Virginia, sent us this story that came from this prompt: Think of a time when you were proud of yourself. What happened? Why was it such an important moment to you? We liked it … Continue reading
This touching article was just published on http://www.publishersweekly.com/ Lessons From Third Grade: The Cure For Writer's Block As I taught my students about observation, description, and metaphor, they helped me regain my sense of wonder and possibility. By Michael David … Continue reading
This week I opened my Book Passage catalogue to find this glowing review of Michael's novel, The Oracle of Stamboul: "Succumb to this old-fashioned compulsive read that will send you to an overstuffed armchair form which you will not … Continue reading