The Teacher Tip

Silence The “It’s No Good” Voice

July 14, 2017

Jennifer Serravallo's The Writing Strategies Book offers help for all steps in the writing process, and while it is intended for grades K–8, we find ourselves turning to it regularly to find new ways of thinking, refining, and sharpening our own writing.  Have you made a goal of writing more over the summer? Is it somewhat daunting? overwhelming? terrifying?

 

Try this strategy:

Silence the "it's no good" voice. Be aware of a voice in your head that keeps you from starting (or continuing) your writing. Write without stopping the pencil or pen. When you hear the voice urging you to stop, silence it. Redirect your energy back to the page.


To learn more about The Writing Strategies Book, and to download a sample chapter, click here.


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