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As an author-centric service provider, we are here to help with:
- Thorough proofreading and editing services
- Novel critiques
I teach writing classes and workshops every month that help children explore self-expression in written form, while nurturing their ability to tap into their writing voice and access the words within them.
"To live a creative life, we must first lose our fear of being wrong."
- Joseph Clinton Pierce
My approach to coaching children in writing is done with this thought in mind. As parents and educators, we tend to treat writing as if it's an academic subject to be tackled, but it's foremost an art form and one of the most important ways we express ourselves creatively.
- The goal of good writing is to capture the vivid perspectives of the writer, which is all about communication. As writers grow they will be able to influence their reader to think, feel and see what they've written.
- The mechanics of writing should be developed separately from a child's original writing. Helping kids find their voice can't be accomplished if we bog them down with rules and create fear. Kids need permission to make mistakes.
- My primary goal, as a writing coach, is to aid in the development of a happy and confident writer. I approach this goal by offering support, enthusiasm, ideas and affirmation to your growing writers.
- Writing can feel hard for kids, but it doesn't have to be that way! I explore writing by going OUTSIDE the lines and encourage children to consider what constitutes writing in new and fun ways.
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Pampered Chef exists to help you enjoy the moments most important to you and yours by inspiring satisfying, stress-free meals fit for the way you live. As an Independent Pampered Chef consultant, my goal is to help families get back to the dinner table one meal at a time.
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What is Roleplaying 101 and how does it work?
Roleplaying is a blend of acting on a stage and playing a board game, only there is no board and no stage. Students create a character and act that character out during the game session. The game is played in the minds and imaginations of the students participating. There are no limits to where you can go and what you can do in the game. The group creates its own goals and then decides how to get there. Every player takes an active part in this. Play proceeds through interaction between the players and the world. Polyhedral dice will be used frequently to determine the outcomes of specific choices (leaping across a chasm, avoiding oncoming traffic, etc…). This is not a board game! Each step is determined by the group and the outcome could be amazing or disastrous. Adventures are limited only by their imaginations and the journey is sure to be incredible.
A little more detail?
Each individual is an agent of their own fortune and an actor in their own story. Together, the players create goals, develop plans, and make decisions with each other in an imaginative environment called the game world. Players must learn how to work with each other's strengths even as they work with other characters' advantages.
There are no right or wrong decisions. Similar to the real world, each player must judge the results of their choices for themselves. Desired outcomes may not always occur, even if everyone tries the best they know how.
Part of the power of this type of experience is the opportunity to explore concepts in a "risk free" way. Some will be fairly straightforward and others incredibly complex. As players make choices for their characters, they determine the direction of the story and its tone. In this way every event is unique and every story special. Each table offers a unique experience with challenges and goals chosen by the table participants. Each session leads to the larger campaign and build up to its (hopefully) dramatic climax.
Some of the most important factors for a roleplaying experience are player autonomy, character vulnerability, comprehensive results, logical outcomes, and group synergy. We want participants to make choices for themselves, not have decisions forced onto them.