The first time I tried to collaborate on writing a story, I was nine. My friend and I were writing an eight-minute script for the competition Odyssey of the Mind (anybody here familiar with it?). As I recall, our collaboration … Continue reading
I got invited to do a cool thing! (Okay, part of my delight is that I don’t think of myself as being part of the cool crowd, and therefore, being invited to do a cool thing plucks at my deeply-buried … Continue reading
Writer Shannon Page spent her elementary school years living on a back-to-the-land commune in northern California. The commune had two board games (Monopoly and Scrabble) and a deck of cards. And books.
“So basically I read. I read everything I could get my hands on—from school, from the library, a few very precious books I was privileged to own, magazines my parents certainly didn’t know they’d left where I could find them—and I told myself stories. I played out in the meadow with tiny ceramic figurines (small enough to drive around in Matchbox cars), who all had names and stories and personalities and histories. I had a vivid imagination and a rich fantasy life. I was a weird kid at school—didn’t fit in at all with the farmer’s kids, who had electricity and telephones at home, and got to eat meat and processed foods, and spend the night at each other’s houses. I was chosen last for PE teams and first for spelling bees. What else could I become but a writer?”Continue reading
Will Collaboration Tools in Nook Press make it the Next Best Thing? I dithered about whether or not to make Nook Press my topic today. There are other exciting things happening in the world of writing in the digital age … Continue reading