This Writer’s Life: Creative Advice for Kids!

From Danielle Davis, author of Zinnia and the Bees and creator of This Writer’s Life, a YouTube channel for creative writing kids:

The latest episode of This Writer’s Life is a special compilation from all 20 episodes so far! One of my very favorite parts of this project is that each video features someone I admire offering a piece of creative advice for kids. This one compiles bits of all of them together. Behold 20 creative advice-givers sharing their experience and wise guidance with young writers from their own process! A huge thanks to every one of them!
My hope is that kid viewers will be as inspired as I am by each person and what they have to share!
Here they are in the order they appear in the episodes and in this video:
Bonnie Eng, food stylist
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Lauren Machen, set designer
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Jermaine Michael Wilson, writer, and artist
Rick Gradone, hairstylist and writer
Melissa Daniels Rauterkus, assistant professor of English
Melisa Jusufi, set decorator
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Alyssa Arney and Liz Flynn, crochet artists: Threadwinners
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Robin Mitchell Cranfield, designer, and illustrator
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Shawneé and Shawnelle Gibbs, graphic novel, comic book, and television writers (GHOST ROAST, forthcoming, illustrated by Emily Cannon)

Kimberly McCord-Wilson, post-production sound supervisor for film and TV

Jorge González Dávalos, architect
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Emily Arrow, musician, author, and YouTube artist (STUDIO and KIDS’ GUIDE TO LEARNING THE UKELELE)
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Sheetal Sheth, actress, producer, and author (ALWAYS ANJALI, illustrated by Jessica Blank)
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Sanae Ishida, author and illustrator (LITTLE KUNOICHI, THE NINJA GIRL series)
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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 Lifea journal that includes 10 creative writing activities for 8 to 12-year olds!
Parents and educators, subscribe to Danielle’s NEWSLETTER to get new
This Writer’s Life episodes and links to any corresponding PDFs delivered right to your inbox!
 

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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