ePublishing Teen Workshops in schools this week were fun, engaging and inspirational. Our team had such a great time this week going into schools, talking and working with teenagers about how to utilize their great ideas and talents to earn college money. There are so many successful teen authors out there. The groups we met with shared books they are reading or have read and were amazed that some of them were written by teens.
When we brought up the Eragon series, each school group cheered or expressed loudly their love for this series. Out of hundreds of teens, only a handful knew Christopher Paolini history and how as a teenager he wrote Eragon. TeenReads.com is just one of many sites we recommend in our workshops, for teenagers to seek out information on their favorite authors.
Author Ashley is another great example we use to demonstrate how teenagers can turn their crazy dreams, ideas and thoughts into eBooks and be successful. One of the neatest pieces to Ashley Author’s story is that her whole family participates in the process…much like Christopher Paolini family.
In our community ePub workshops or small group workshops the parent-child collaboration seems to draw huge interest. We are currently working with a principal who loves the teen/parent workshop idea and we are developing a workshop specifically tailored to his audience in his district. Children have great ideas and if we only pause and listen, there is much we can learn from them.
Speaking of learning, one K-2 group that we met with this week were so cute but so full of ideas that after our eBook Reading Workshop, we met as a team and wrote down some of their ideas; a plethora of great ideas from wise children under the age of 8! This is a great reminder that we should always seek knowledge…
More to come as I begin to write down these great ideas from children to share.
Knowledge is meant to be shared, may we seek it and share it!
P.S. If your child or classroom has a good idea and you would like to share with us and our readers, we would love to read it!