Amy Ballard

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Amy Ballard teaches high school English and writes in southern Idaho. She loves all aspects of writing, from the idea stage to drafting, revising, editing, publishing and marketing. She blogs about what it's like to be a Christian teacher in the public schools. Follow her on Instagram @amyballardwriter. ...more

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Amy Ballard I'm currently marketing Landlocked, my poetry chapbook, and I continue to blog and to write guest blog posts and short works like poetry and flash fic…moreI'm currently marketing Landlocked, my poetry chapbook, and I continue to blog and to write guest blog posts and short works like poetry and flash fiction. As a full-time teacher, I have to juggle my school responsibilities and family time along with my writing life. I'm thankful that I get to write along with my students because it allows me to squeeze in a little writing time during the day, mainly as a creative outlet. One day we're writing haiku, another day we're reading Imagist poets and writing Imagist poems. As for the next big project, whatever it is, it will have to wait until summer!(less)
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Gearing up for a new assignment: 2nd Grade, Here I Come!

Organization is always a hot topic for teachers at the end of the school year as we pack up our classrooms for the summer and take time to rethink the way that we do what we do. Currently, I'm moving out of my high school English classroom and into my new room (and new assignment!) in second grade. This is a huge change, as you can imagine, but the good news is, much of what I used in my old room

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“It is clear that the books owned the shop rather than the other way about. Everywhere they had run wild and taken possession of their habitat, breeding and multiplying, and clearly lacking any strong hand to keep them down.”
Agatha Christie, The Clocks

“Marry, don't marry,' Auntie Aya says as we unfold layers of dough to make an apple strudel.

Just don't have your babies unless it's absolutely necessary.'

How do I know if it's necessary?'

She stops and stares ahead, her hands gloved in flour. 'Ask yourself, Do I want a baby or do I want to make a cake? The answer will come to you like bells ringing.' She flickers her fingers in the air by her ear. 'For me, almost always, the answer was cake.”
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“1. Write like you’ll live forever — fear is a bad editor.
2. Write like you’ll croak today — death is the best editor.
3. Fooling others is fun. Fooling yourself is a lethal mistake.
4. Pick one — fame or delight.
5. The archer knows the target. The poet knows the wastebasket.
6. Cunning and excess are your friends.
7. TV and liquor are your enemies.
8. Everything eternal happens in a spare room at 3 a.m.
9. You’re done when the crows sing.”
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