Last week we had the privilege of attending a writing camp presented by Lyn Hancock author of Tobasco the Saucy Racoon. What a delight! If you ever have the chance of meeting this dynamic, enthusiastic writer then I can guarantee you will not be disappointed.
Lyn, who used to be a school teacher, was wonderful with the kids. She has a way of bringing out the reluctant writer in all of us and her tales about her adventures with Tobasco were pure delight. She has a way of teaching without sounding like she’s teaching , if you know what I mean. By the end of her presentation some kids had already startedwriting in their notebooks, anxious to get started.
Lyn offered ways to encourage and inspire children to write. She encouraged them to write about things that excite them – things they are passionate about. She also encouraged them to write about things they are familiar with, and about things in their own backyard. It was truly rewarding to be able to witness the kids who, inspired by Lyn’s stories, were anxious to sit down and write their own tales.
I highly recommend these types of writing camps, and if you have an opportunity to attend one by all means do so. What better way to become inspired to write than by meeting and talking to a writer herself?
This is a clip from one of Lyn’s book signing tours in Salmon Arm, BC