Hear Ye, Hear Ye! E.B. White on How To Write

Wonderful post by Jennie Fitzkee on writing children’s books, using Charlotte’s Web as an example. Head over and add your views.

A Teacher's Reflections

I love writing.  This summer I read the best book on how to write, the advice of E.B. White, author of Charlotte’s Web and other classics. Oh, I have read a host of posts and articles on writing, many from fellow bloggers.  They are all filled with terrific advice, but none compare to the simple, direct  advice of E.B. White.

It all started with reading the new book, Some Writer! The Story of E.B. White by Melissa Sweet. I wanted to learn more about White. After all, Charlotte’s Web is my first chapter reading book of the year in my classroom.

The book is far more than E.B. White’s story. I am going to call him Andy in this blog post, as that was the nickname given to him by his Cornell University classmates.  His English professor at Cornell was William Strunk, who taught English from the book he wrote, 

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6 thoughts on “Hear Ye, Hear Ye! E.B. White on How To Write

  1. Lovely post and nice to know such an accomplished writer struggled so much with the first line of Charlotte’s Web. It means there is hope for the rest of us!

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