How I Write

Main Working Principles

The Most Important Steps To Follow

Write A Lot

I am keeping a daily PD journal in my iPad Mini in the Notes app. Some principal/Vice Principal years ago mentioned to us to write something to PROVE as a teacher that you are keeping up.

Read A Lot

(Like teachers don't have enough to do?) With technology, I read on my iPad Mini, find a quotation i like, and copy-and paste. So sometimes I read something and then take that thread and read more occasionally, it triggers something and then it becomes a longer piece that turns into an article (or a book).

Spread Your Ideas

I tend to use a mind map and it looks like a 'spider dipped in ink'. And I often have to update my mind maps for my non-fiction, I derive an outline from the mind maps and then use a template and insert that chapter headings and then go!

Creativity is putting your imagination to work, and it's produced the most extraordinary results in human culture.

Ken Robinson

My Tools

My Most Important Tools