The Importance of a Writing Sketchbook

Writing is dangerous. Silence leaves everything up the imagination. Spoken words fade as soon as uttered. But writing lasts forever as a concrete monument to one’s persona, knowledge, and ideas. It can be closely examined, dissected, and easily picked apart.¬†This is a major issue for writing teachers because teens, while they may throw caution to the wind in some areas, are highly risk averse when it comes to exposing their true inner selves, and that is exactly what writing asks an author to do if she/he/they is to truly write.¬† Continue reading “The Importance of a Writing Sketchbook”