Frances Dowell

About Frances Dowell

Frances has taught Creative Writing for Years… Even before Frances became a novelist, she earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from U-Mass Amherst and taught writing at a college. For years, she was also the editor and publisher an arts magazine for kids, which was chock full of exercised teaching creative writing for kids, interviews with authors, writing prompts, poetry contests… — you name it! Since becoming a novelist, Frances has continued to work with students — both in the workshop setting and as well as during school and library visits. She has judged student writing contests for publishers such as Scholastic, and had the honor of presenting awards to student winning of state-wide awards. Frances teaches writing workshops locally, and works privately with a group of advanced older students, and now she has decided to post occasional podcasts highlighting some of the lessons she has developed to teach creative writing to younger writers.
1 December, 2017

Audio Creative Writing Lesson for Kids: What’s Your Problem?

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What's Your Problem? Every story needs a problem, a conflict, a challenge for your main character to overcome. Otherwise, you don't have much of a story, do you? In this [...]

1 December, 2017

Audio Creative Writing Lesson for Kids: Opening the Door–Beginnings

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Opening the Door–Beginnings In this episode, Frances talks about the importance of beginning your story the right way. What kind of beginning is going to work for your story? Does [...]