On November 15th, author Michael Wade was here. He began by telling us that, allthough he might look like Mr. Clean, he is definitely not. Mr. Wade told us many funny stories, reminded us of the power of every day words and managed to embarrass a couple of teachers, too. One of his stories involved some very strong toilet paper that two students tried to break, but could not.
He reminded us of some of the things that good writers do. For example, he read us a story he is working on now and asked for feedback about how to make it better. He also showed us a sample of his writing and talked about the importance of rewriting. He does seven complete rewrites of each of his stories. In the end, his message was that anyone can be a writer.
Thanks for a very inspiring visit, Mr. Wade!