I stumbled on Valerie Storey’s work, and I was so taken with the first book I read of hers, that I had to read another. She is a writer of compelling tales. It’s no wonder her last name is what it is. She is a remarkable STOREYteller. Today she’s sharing her advice with us.
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$80 billion or more each year in lost worker productivity@WeWrite4U_Lit (FYI citation: http://www.literacypartners.org/literacy-in-america/impact-of-illiteracy)
By end of 4th grade 2/3 of low-literacy students end up in jail or on welfare.@WeWrite4U_Lit (http://www.begintoread.com/research/literacystatistics.html)
You don’t have to write YA to use this technique. How do you capture the voice of your characters? Do you journal? Have you joined in @WeWrite4U_Lit. No? And why would that be?