This month, we talk to author Colby Sharp about his book of ideas and stories, The Creativity Project. In this exclusive video interview, we learn about what inspires Colby as a teacher, writer, and reader, plus Colby’s favorite children’s books of 2019.


Writing Challenge

This month, Colby has challenged us to use Peter Brown’s prompt:

Create something that includes a tree somewhere out of place.
Tell us about it! Draw a picture to help you visualize your tree. What it looks like, and where it is? Why is it out of place? What’s happening in this place?
Aim between 350 and 1000 words. Submit your response with the button below.

A Video Interview with Colby Sharp



Coming Soon: Design a Novel Weekend Workshop

 Join us October 16 & 17 for the Design a Novel Weekend Workshop!

In this Zoom workshop facilitated by author, Naomi Kinsman, we’ll design a solid foundation for your draft. You’ll learn new tools and strategies to strengthen your writing craft skills, be inspired by ideas and writing by creative peers, and walk step-by-step through the process of developing a strong novel concept. You’ll walk away with at least one drafted scene, plus a complete plan to build from this solid foundation through the drafting process.

A special thanks to Colby Sharp for sharing with us! You can find Special SIGNED EDITIONS of Colby Sharp’s book, The Creativity Project, here.

Colby Sharp is a fifth grade teacher in Parma, Michigan. He and his wife have five children (Breslin, Dharia, Adelai, Hobbes, and Harvey). He loves helping kids find the books that help them fall in love with reading. Colby has been a classroom teacher since 2006. In 2011, he started the Nerdy Book Club blog with his friend Donalyn Miller. He co-hosts The Yarn podcast with Teacher Librarian Travis Jonker. He also serves on the Nerd Camp Michigan team. Nerd Camp is a free literacy event that takes place in Parma, Michigan each summer.


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