Writing and teaching challenge me because you never arrive. You can always be a better writer, and you can always be a better teacher. Neither becomes just the same old thing day in and day out. For instance, I took a fiction workshop that put me back at working to make Nellie the best she can be. I’m reading a book called Mechanically Inclined that will help me do a better job of teaching conventions to my third graders. And by the way, whoever said teachers get the summer off was crazy, unless they meant the teachers who are just in it for the money. Anybody who lives like that ought to be ashamed. You only get one life, you know? But I digress, so I shutteth up.
Published by Jane Carlile Baker, Author, Editor, Teaching Consultant
Jane has loved writing from the time she learned to hold a pencil. Her writing journey moved from that pencil to personal computers through the seventies, she edited for a hospital public relations department. The eighties found her owning a public relations business, publishing newspaper and magazine articles, and directing communications for a large church. In the nineties she published her first book and led critique groups and writers' workshops. In the twenty-first century she became a teaching consultant for the National Writing Project, published several more books, and began an editing business. Jane also loves raising chickens, dogs and alpacas, gardening, oil painting, swimming and hanging out with her family. View all posts by Jane Carlile Baker, Author, Editor, Teaching Consultant