#061: The Joy of Writing with Children's Author Lauren Ranalli

Trying to get your students to "catch" the writing bug? Has there been a story rolling in your head and you're not sure how to get it out? Did you go searching for a story, couldn't find it, and now you're thinking about writing it yourself? Then today's episode is for you!


Today's guest is Lauren Ranalli.  Lauren is an award-winning children's book author and marketing coach for aspiring and self-published authors. Lauren lives in Ann Arbor, MI with her husband, 2 high-energy children, and a higher-energy puppy. Her fourth book is coming out later this year.

Join Lisa and Lauren as they discuss the ways authors find inspiration for their stories and the importance of showing up, even if your students are only dedicating a short time to writing each day. A regular writing habit can have a huge impact on student growth and on your writing growth as well. PLUS, you never know the impact putting your story into the world will have. 

Listen in. 

In this episode, find out: 
  • How Lauren discovered the world of self-publishing
  • How to turn books into conversation starters and experiences
  • The different processes people have for writing.
  • The importance of simply showing up to write.
  • How, sometimes, stories can take on a life of their own for a bigger impact.

You're going to love this episode!

Teach joyfully,

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#044: Simple Ways to Improve Your Students' Writing

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