Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Editing and 7th graders

Today I'm speaking to a 7th grade English class about editing. It's going to be more question-answer than a real presentation. One of my authors, Jennifer Charron Ward, is working on her second book. During this second round of editing, she's been talking with her daughter's English class about publication, and Jennifer asked if I'd be interested in speaking to the class.

How could I pass that up?

What are your presentations like? I've only given writing workshops, no "book" presentations.

I'll let you know how it goes.


Wish me luck!

5 comments:

SG Redling said...

Good luck! 7th Grade is a tough grade. They want to be involved but they've got to look cool. Come to think of it, that sounds like some adult presentations I've made...

Kris Yankee said...

Shelia, It was a success! They were so engaged, it was a bit scary. Most asked questions, but it was painful to see the shy ones who so wanted to say something, but were too afraid to ask. I had a great time.

Jennifer Charron said...

Kris, you did an awesome job today! Thank you so much for sharing your experiences with the kids. They were impressed by you, I could tell. Someday you'll have to come see one of my presentations. I always talk about my "editor" as my teacher and the most important part of the publishing process. You are a star!
Jen

Kris Yankee said...

Oh, Jen, you make me blush! YOU are the star, baby - not me. I'm just here to help you along.

I had a great time, and I would LOVE to see one of your presentations. I'll have to find a close one (wink, wink) to come to.

Thanks again for inviting me!

tsueversteeg said...

I'm so glad it was a success! I'm a very introverted person, and it pains me to do things like that. I ususally push through them, but I admire people such as yourself who can do it!