Posted on May 16, 2012
Remember writing book reports?
When I was in school, I loved writing book reports. Still do after a fashion.
Voracious reader that I am, I can’t wait to tell others about great books I read. So I’m constantly giving oral book reports in the form of “Have you read such and such?” I also post lots of reviews for the books I really, really love.
This five minutes video titled “Book Report” by the Peanuts crew is all about the gang writing a book report on Peter Rabbit. Besides being cleverly done [the music is fun], it offers a comic view of a writer’s process. Got me to thinking about how we writers approach our writing projects.
Me, I’m a Schroeder. I write, write, write. Then rewrite, revise, rewrite, revise until the best “book report” or, in my case, the story is there.
Enjoy the Peanuts gang as they work.
Which character — Charlie Brown, Lucy, Schroeder, or Linus — do you most idenify with and, if you’re willing, share why with us in the comments.