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.


7 Comments on “Remember writing book reports?

  1. I am so Charlie Brown at the beginning, then I’m definitely Schroeder once I get rolling with the exception that I tend to stay on topic, lol. Unfortunately, I’m not much of a singer so…I’ll let you guys handle that part ;-).

  2. Heh. I’ll sing Charlie Brown’s part, thanks. It’s a wonder I get anything done!

  3. Maybe we should get together for a rousing chorus of “Gotta Write My Next Blog Post.” After all, don’t we use some of these strategies?

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