The Book Doctors Interview Roxanna Elden on Teaching Writing, Writing About Teaching, and Getting a Second Shot at Publishing Success
Huffington Post - about 3 years
When we first met Roxanna Elden during our workshop at the Miami Writers Institute, she said she had an idea for a teacher book. This made us skeptical at first -- we've run publishing workshops for years, and in that time we've met hundreds of teachers who wanted to write books. Quickly, though, we realized Roxanna's idea was different: a book that debunks Hollywood-movie teaching myths (see Hilary Swank, Edward James Olmos and Michelle Pfeiffer), and shares honest, funny stories and practical advice from teachers around the country. She described it as "Hard Liquor for the Teacher's Soul." Arielle and I were impressed, but we know writing doesn't work like Hollywood either. Many talented writers give up before their work gets into the right hands. That's why, along with quality writing, thorough research, and smart networking, our workshop emphasizes a fourth component: Persistence. Roxanna took this message to heart.
Her book, See Me After Class: Advice for Teachers by Teachers,
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