This Writer’s Life: Write a Shoe Story!

The latest episode of This Writer’s Life is “Write a Shoe Story!”

Write a Shoe Story
Danielle Davis, author of Zinnia and the Bees, walks kids through how to write a partly true, partly made-up story about a shoe (or another item of clothing). It’s just eight lines over eight pages—a writing activity that teaches story structure while making a fun book for young writers to create and keep.

Plus creative advice from actress, producer, and author of the picture book,
ALWAYS ANJALI, Sheetal Sheth!

Always Anjali is illustrated by Jessica Blank.

You’ll find a free, printable Shoe Story PDF with the creative writing activity for young writers right here:

About This Writer’s Life

The goal of This Writer’s Life is to show young writers what writing looks like from the inside with honesty, tips, and cheering-on in order to spark kids’ own writer’s lives: to develop their identities as writers, discover their individual writing process, and tap into their unique voice and imagination. Each episode also features someone from a creative field offering a piece of advice to inspire them!

Go to Danielle’s website to download a free, printable PDF of My Writer’s Life, a journal that includes 10 creative writing activities for 8 to 12-year olds!
Parents and educators, subscribe to Danielle’s NEWSLETTER to get new
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About Danielle Davis

Danielle Davis grew up in Singapore and Hong Kong and now reads, writes, and roller skates in Los Angeles.
She has an M.A. in literature and creative writing and a background teaching English to middle school and community college students.
She’s author of the middle-grade novel, ZINNIA AND THE BEES, blogger at This Picture Book Life, and creator of This Writer’s Life, a video series for kids and their classrooms.

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Directed by Rippin Sindher
Design and Art Direction by Michael J. Salter
Music by Michael J. Salter
Edited by Skylar Zhang

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