On March 18th I conducted my first author presentation workshop at the school I teach at. My theme/analogy was "Pizza Story: How to Write a Delicious Story." I made slides, showed some of the books and articles I'd written, held drawings for some of my books/magazines, served Costco Pizza, and had the kids plan a story using a graphic organizer. Leading up to this I was pretty nervous and spent hours on my slides and getting everything just right.
Some things I hope to change:
1. Make it more interactive: getting up or doing things together so I don't talk most of the time.
2. Make sure I have enough pencils for everyone. (I ran out.)
All in all, I felt it went well, and everyone seemed to have a good time. Perhaps I can do this presentation again at another school sometime. Any presentation tips you'd like to share? Let me know in the comments! Enjoy the slide show.
50 Word Story Contest
My writing friend Vivian Kirkfield is hosting a 50 Precious Words Story contest. Since Dr. Seuss only used 50 unique words to write a story, Vivian is challenging writers to write a children's story using only 50 words. Since I love picture book biographies, I thought I'd try writing one using only 50 words.
I was in high school during Ronald Reagan's administration, and so hearing about Nancy Reagan's death made me sad. In honor of her, I wrote this tiny biography. Enjoy!
Lived a girl
Who loved to swim, dance, and act!
Theater led to Hollywood.
But Hollywood didn’t lead to fame.
She was accused of being a communist!
Seeking Ronald Reagan, actor, helper, and lover,
led to the White House, as first lady.
Tina M. Cho, children's author
I'm a children's author and freelance writer for the educational market. Welcome!