Questions 218: Present Tense Narration (Writing Instruction Series 12)

Subscribe Here! In this twelfth installment in our miniseries on teaching students how to write, Rob asks: “What’s the deal with the current fad of present tense narration? When is this a useful technique?” Books mentioned: Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow This episode sponsored by Bundle Rabbit

Questions 215: Graphing Story Structures (Writing Instruction Series 9)

Subscribe Here! In this ninth installment in our miniseries on teaching students how to write, Rob asks: “I use the classic pyramid plot diagram to teach story structure. Is there another way that’s more engaging?” Resources mentioned: Kurt Vonnegut’s Story Shape Graphs Dan Wells’s 7-Point Plot Lecture

Questions 213: Teaching Punctuation for Fiction (Writing Instruction Series 7)

Subscribe Here! In this seventh installment in our miniseries on teaching students how to write, Rob asks: “How do I teach my students how to break punctuation rules–how much do they need to know beforehand?” This episode sponsored by BundleRabbit