a quote from my favorite author

“The most solid advice, though, for a writer is this, I think: Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive, with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell, and when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.”

-William Saroyan, The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze

Thursday, November 17, 2011

NCTE Convention Day One: A Teaser

1 video of Donald Graves conferring with student writers
1 poem about Clearasil (by Douglas Kaufman)
1 Def Poetry Jam clip from Penny Kittle
1 autographed previously owned and loved copy of 100 Quickwrites by Linda Rief
1 sighting of Donalyn Miller
1 sighting of Rick Wormeli
1 chance encounter with THE Ruth and Stacey!
1 bag of popcorn to eat while listening to Donald Gallo
1 baby photo of James Dashner (author of The Maze Runner)

and a thousand reasons to be inspired!


  1. I'm so envious! I hope you tell more when you can. Have a terrific time being inspired!

  2. Enjoy and hope to hear more about your learning and inspirations!

  3. Ahhh...SO SO envious!!! Just read Stacey's blog about the goings on there and hope you blog about what you've learned as well.