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Jo Knowles presents a Writer's Workshop

posted Mar 31, 2016, 9:23 AM by jeanie.phillips@trsu.org
Young adult author Jo Knowles visited Green Mountain to work with aspiring student writers. After sharing examples of strong, vibrant characters (Harry Potter, Fern from Charlotte's Web, and Curious George) and shallow characters (who shall go unnamed), Jo helped students identify the traits of a memorable character.  Memorable characters have secrets and flaws and  they are described like real people (not cliches). Students wrote and shared their stories before asking Jo questions about her writing career.