Friday, November 2, 2007

Author shares writing tips including rejection letter

Briscoe Junior High sixth grade students had the opportunity to hear Rick Riordan, author of The Lightning Thief, The Sea Monster and the recently released The Titan's Curse, speak about his experiences as a writer.

Standing in front of the forum of sixth graders, Riordan did not address them like the noted author that he is, but like a teacher in front of his classroom. Which undoubtedly came easy for Riordan, since he spent 15 years as a classroom teacher earlier in his career.

The day's lesson was about setting goals and achieving them. To begin, Riordan dissolved the illusion that he has always been a literary hit. “Did you know the first thing I ever wrote was rejected?” he said.

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