Now to settle in for a long spring and summer of writing so that I have new stories to share next year. I am finishing up a sixth or seventh draft of a book I've been writing for a couple of years, writing the follow-up to My Life & Other Stuff I Made Up and, in the background, developing an exciting new digital project with Ben Train, my Story Scrapbook collaborator. Lots of new possibilities for 2013 and beyond.
|Story Scrapbook workshop. Was great seeing students in a state of flow on their stories.|
|A demo of Story Scrapbook on the Smartboard.|
|A student created these notes on her laptop in Story Scrapbook as I spoke to the class.|
I love the look.
|I have been scaring students with Star-Nosed Moles, introduced to me by the girls at Brisbane Girls Grammar.|
Hideous creatures (the Star-Nosed Moles).
|Chill-out room in a library. That's a picture on the wall in the b/g.|
|Mmmm. Cake. Librarians, in general, are fine bakers of tasty morsels.|
|My friend's DeLorean model. Spent some time during Book Week dreaming on story ideas |
in his studio.
|Extreme Reading. A fine school that I visited put together a collection of images of teachers |
and students reading in extreme situations.
|Gathering images for story inspiration in a hands-on workshop.|
|The iPad is an extraordinary stool for story-gathering and creation.|
|So, too, the pencil.|
|Fun seeing kids getting inspired and excited about stories.|