Scriveners' Trappings
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Aids and resources for creators and teachers of writing, interactive fiction, digital stories, and transmedia
Curated by Jim Lerman
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101 Fabulous Plot Resources for Novelists

101 Fabulous Plot Resources for Novelists | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

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Alanna Shaw's curator insight, October 3, 2016 10:45 AM
While this list of ideas might be geared more towards the author in training, it is also a great place to get ideas for teaching creative writing to students.
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Teaching Writing and Learning With Graphic Organizers | Emerging Education Technology

Teaching Writing and Learning With Graphic Organizers | Emerging Education Technology | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
There are dozens of great brainstorming and organizing tools available on the web to help students prepare for writing assignments and develop their

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 17, 2013 8:08 PM

The writing process begins with IDEAS for good reason: this where we find the topics that inspire us!

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, March 18, 2013 10:46 AM

Common Core would have kids useing graphic organizers....

Ann Kenady's curator insight, March 19, 2013 1:54 PM

Graphic organizer can help writers with organization and logic flow.

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Christopher Meeks: Writing lessons - facing a blank screen and winning

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Christopher Meeks: For a few seconds, I pictured writing the words "I'm stuck"and simply sending it in as a column.


Once I started writing something, though, it all came to me. This is a topic I know. Sometimes that's all it takes—just to write something.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 6, 2013 4:11 PM

The great writing teacher Christopher Meeks shares some insight into idea generation and writer's block demolition in this vintage article.


The article was online for years, but then disappeared along with the eFuse website. Special thanks goes to Archive.org and the Wayback Machine for making this article available. 


I use this for my 6-Traits writing class, but it applies to all writers who want to be better writers.  Notice the links to other articles in this series. (It's a gold mine of great wriitng advice.)