Congratulations to Dann Miller, Language Arts Teacher at Stonewall Middle School for publishing his book Tro’ Kel’s War.
“Being able to explore complex ideas and entertaining concepts has always been a passion of mine – whether it be in reading and analyzing classic literature with my classes, or if it grows from generating my own world through writing.”
I try to follow the same approaches I teach my students in my writing. I may grumble and procrastinate, but I know it is something that has to be done (at least in my mind I have to do it). When I banish all distractions and dive into it, the beauty of creation takes over and I just love where it takes me.
“In the end, just like we try to teach the students, it is the process that is important and exciting – not necessarily the end product. If you can like or love what you do while you do it, then there is no question that you made the right choice in the endeavor.”
In no way do I think I have written the next great American novel, but being able to say I have accomplished this challenge is worth the effort, even if only one other person enjoys it.
I am currently writing my second novel, a sequel to Tro’ Kel’s War that should be complete by the end of 2014. Whereas I know my career is teaching and always will be, this is a hobby and pastime that is infinitely more enjoyable than countless hours spent in front of the television.
Though I am no expert writer, I would be happy to sit and talk about how I approach the process, as well share all I can about the publishing side as well, not only for personal reasons, but also as an approach for teaching a writing unit in school.
If interested, you can find the book at Amazon.com here:
It is currently only available in Kindle format, but there are applications and programs to use Kindle on almost all computers and devices for free.