Isabel van Gent

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The difference between writing and teaching writing

2020-06-03T15:26:01+11:00

The truth is, there is no road map to more effective teaching of writing. But there is a compass – and the north point is understanding the difference between writing and teaching writing. The journey to better writing instruction begins with [...]

The difference between writing and teaching writing2020-06-03T15:26:01+11:00

The Changing World Order (1991-2011)

2020-04-23T12:35:33+11:00

By 1991, the United States was the sole superpower in the world. Brad Kelly provided a brief overview of the bumpy path of American foreign policy in the post-Cold War world for the HTA’s Teaching History magazine. “Gosh, I miss the [...]

The Changing World Order (1991-2011)2020-04-23T12:35:33+11:00

Lauren Chater talks The Craft of Writing

2019-07-18T14:41:53+11:00

When Lauren Chater compared using similes and metaphors to garnishing a dish it seemed fitting. Her non-fiction book Well Read Cookies combined her two loves of baking and literature. Perhaps she is onto something. According to writing coach John Warner, writers [...]

Lauren Chater talks The Craft of Writing2019-07-18T14:41:53+11:00

Lauren Chater – Reading and Researching to Write

2019-07-18T14:43:21+11:00

In the final stages of editing her new book Gulliver’s Wife, Lauren Chater talks to Cornerstone about the importance of research in storytelling. “I would say research is at least 50% if not 80% of the actual work,” she says, “I [...]

Lauren Chater – Reading and Researching to Write2019-07-18T14:43:21+11:00

Mary-Lou Stephens on Dialogue 

2019-07-18T14:45:07+11:00

‘Two Orchards’ is Mary-Lou Stephens’ new novel about the tumultuous years of the Tasmanian apple industry after the 1967 bushfires. Here she talks about the power of getting the dialogue right.  For Mary-Lou Stephens dialogue can do a lot more heavy [...]

Mary-Lou Stephens on Dialogue 2019-07-18T14:45:07+11:00