Making ALL Your Characters Real: a #HFGather Writer Chat with Sarah Aronson & Debbi Michiko Florence

May 20, 2020 | Early Readers and Chapter Books, HFGather

#HFGather host Sarah Aronson had a rich, interesting chat with guest Debbi Michiko Florence about character, representation and journaling:

  • Doing the extra work to include diverse characters without stereotyping
  • Using your journal to flesh out emotion
  • Writing middle grade books vs. chapter books
  • As teachers, wanting to open doors for their writing students
  • Keeping a diary for your character(s)
  • Writing the long discovery draft
  • Doing the hard work of plot tightening
  • All the ways they feel supported by other writers
  • Somebody else’s writing success is also OUR success

The two also gave much food for thought during the Q&A. If you missed the live webinar, watch it here:

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