For all you E.B. White lovers, Sue Vincent has shared my post over on her Daily Echo blog, about writing and the advice of E.B. White. After all, “Charlotte’s Web” is my favorite. Thank you, Sue!
Reblogged from A Teacher’s Reflections:
I love writing. This summer I read the best book on how to write, the advice of E.B. White, author of Charlotte’s Web and other classics. Oh, I have read a host of posts and articles on writing, many from fellow bloggers. They are all filled with terrific advice, but none compare to the simple, direct advice of E.B. White.
It all started with reading the new book, Some Writer! The Story of E.B. White by Melissa Sweet. I wanted to learn more about White. After all, Charlotte’s Web is my first chapter reading book of the year in my classroom.
The book is far more than E.B. White’s story. I am going to call him Andy in this blog post, as that was the nickname given to him by his Cornell University classmates. His English professor at Cornell was William Strunk, who taught English…
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I remember your delightful post on this book. Thanks for sharing this one. Hugs.
Thank YOU, Teagan! 🙂
There is a special talent in being able to write for children. I think it requires more skill than writing for adults, as you have to allow for the expansive imagination of a child.
Best wishes, Pete.
You are absolutely right, Pete! Best to you.
This was a pleasure to share, Jennie.
This is wonderful, Jennie! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
So glad you liked it, Tonya. 😀
Wonderful, Jennie. A great story.
Thank you, Robbie.
Jennie. I have just seen this, and thought of you.
Best wishes, Pete.
I saw this, Pete. If the story is good and the child is learning to read, it should be a hit!
I had forgotten all about charlotte’s web but I think I may do that for my third term read aloud
Thank you for sharing this!
I love this book, too! Great choice!
Just in case someone is interested in another excellent source: “On Writing Well” by William Zinsser. It has many small passages from famous authors to illustrate his examples. 🙂
Thank you, Robin!
My pleasure, Jennie! 📣 🎈