Wendy Kennar

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Wendy Kennar has wanted to be a writer since the second grade, when her teacher, Mrs. Jones, made her a "book" with a cover made out of yellow construction paper and filled with the "good" paper inside -- white paper with blue lines just waiting for stories.
Wendy was a public school teacher for twelve years. Her writing is largely influenced by her teaching experiences and by her son.
Wendy has never learned to whistle, loves sunflowers, and has spent her life living within the same zip code.
You can read more from Wendy at www.wendykennar.com where she blogs about books, boys, and bodies (living with an invisible disability).
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Wendy Kennar I ignore writer's block. I make myself write. I don't wait for "inspiration." If I don't know what to write about then I go searching for a writing pr…moreI ignore writer's block. I make myself write. I don't wait for "inspiration." If I don't know what to write about then I go searching for a writing prompt or re-visit some of my earlier writing. Anything to get me writing. Writing begets more writing.(less)
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In Pursuit of ‘Stubborn Gladness’

[image error] One view of our back patio garden.

More and more, I find myself in a conscious pursuit of happiness. And calm. And simple moments of joy.


Like most people, I find it too easy to become overwhelmed and frightened by the news.


When I was a teacher, my students had “independent time.” During that time they completed “must do’s,” and when those were done, they could choose something from

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The A to Z List of Books on My Bookcase (Nonfiction)
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Description: An essay with descriptions of twenty-six books that have prominent placement on my bookcase.
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