Coaching Writers and Makers to Commit Creative Theft

Beginners often need to steal. That said, I know that stealing isn’t simple. This is why I find it so important to explicitly coach creative theft. The page below, taken from my sketchbook, shows how I try to make this process more concrete for writers and makers. The poster that follows defines it even further.

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Here’s a way to game the process.

And this tool helps writers tinker with it.

Rather than expecting students to master plans, coaching creative theft helps them plan to become masters.

How do you do this?

 

Psst…..You can make your own posters for little to no cost at all on Canva, too!

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About Angela

Founder of the WNY Young Writer's Studio, I'm a writer, a teacher, and a professional development service provider specializing in literacy.

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