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Crazy is Normal: a classroom expos
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Kindle Edition published 2014-06-13
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"Readers who envision eager students lapping up learning led by a Tiger Teacher will be disappointed. Lofthouse presents us with grungy classrooms, kids who don’t want to be in school, and the consequences of growing up in a hardscrabble world. While some parents support his efforts, many sabotage them—and isolated administrators make the work of Lofthouse and his peers even more difficult. Throughout this journal, though, Lofthouse seems able to keep the hope alive that there’s a future for each student that doesn’t include jail—thanks in large part to his sixth period journalism class and its incredible editor, Amanda." – Bruce Reeves...

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Re: It's good to be a writer because ...
« Reply #25 on: July 02, 2013, 09:54:17 PM »
I used to get told off for lying when I was a kid, now I can do it all the time and it's called fiction! :)
I got told off for day dreaming... who knew I would one day get paid for it.  :D


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Re: It's good to be a writer because ...
« Reply #26 on: July 02, 2013, 10:42:07 PM »
When my wife catches me looking at naughty pictures on the internet, I can claim I'm looking for covers.

That's funny. Last night I was on deviant art looking at half naked soldier men to gather ideas for my writing and my partner gives me this sideways look and says, 'What are you doing?'

I tried to keep a straight face (I should note that well built soldier types are NOT my sort at all. Give me Benedict Cumberbatch anyday --Sherlock Holmes UK version) and I said, 'I'm thinking about how to describe masculine men.' He smirks and says, 'Well, my ego just receded.'

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Re: It's good to be a writer because ...
« Reply #27 on: July 03, 2013, 02:40:16 AM »
You get a writer's 'high' when:

You find just the right word to bring a sentence together.
You read through what you wrote the previous day and decide; 'it's really quite good.'
People line up for you to sign your book after giving a talk (three people do constitute a line - don't they? ::))
You read an excerpt from your children's book to a class and they listen attentively and laugh in the right places.
You get fan mail from children  ;D

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Re: It's good to be a writer because ...
« Reply #28 on: July 03, 2013, 04:35:53 AM »
You can give one of the filthy, unkempt members of a deranged cult a description that paints him as looking surprisingly like your ex-sister in law instead of causing trouble by telling the sorry woman how you really feel about her. NOT that I would EVER do such a thing. :D

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Re: It's good to be a writer because ...
« Reply #29 on: July 03, 2013, 05:22:45 AM »
...you get to use your imagination all day
...no one tells you what to do
...you get to have 'TV breaks' whenever you like
...you get paid for doing something you love
...reader write lovely reviews and get excited about your characters

Man, I want to quit my part time job so badly.