Visiting Middle Schoolers at Meadowbrook School, Weston MA

(From the school’s website)
The Meadowbrook School English Department was pleased to welcome author Mark Peter Hughes yesterday to discuss the writing process with our 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Hughes had the middle school students rapt; several came up to him afterwards to ask questions and have their books signed.

He had three tips for superb storywriting:
1) compelling stories start with characters
2) show, don’t tell
3) the beginning is important, and revisions even more so

He worked with the students on a character development project and…  more