Kids, Poker, and Creative Writing?

I’m plotting out my chapters for my non-fiction book on teaching creative writing to middle school kids. As I was typing tentative chapter names, I noticed a several of the games we’d played to spark our creativity (I say us, because I nearly always wrote with them) were also the names of types of poker. Do kids play poker? I don’t know, but I do know that they had a lot of fun playing our games. I don’t want to give too much away here – it’s early days yet – but perhaps later I can discuss more about our games and the tools I used to help open the creative floodgates.

Right now, I have chapters entitled:
Spit in the Ocean
Texas Holdem
Chopped (like the TV cooking show)
and several others

I’m having a lot of fun working on this book – almost as much fun as I had with the kids who are my inspiration for this book.


About Diann Writes

Diann L. Tongco enjoys sketching, crafts and photography as well as writing poetry and novels. To stay out of trouble, she writes, shows curly-coated retrievers, grows fragrant roses, drinks good of wine with friends, and spends time with her grandchildren. She lives on Washington's Puget Sound with her boyfriend Nick and their dog Ozzy.
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