As I mentioned earlier, I will be using the resources I have at hand to supplement these posts. Namely, these will consist of graduate students with whom I am acquainted. First among these students is Mr. Sellars, a candidates to receive his Masters in the Art of Teaching High School English this summer. I think he brings a particular perspective on the conversation, as someone who willingly acknowledges his successes and failures as a writer, as well as someone who spends a good deal of time teaching writing habits and skills.
His interview can be seen here:http://youtu.be/ZHjW_1Ksv1g
Of particular and immediate value are his comments on the characteristics of good and bad writers whom he has encountered as a teacher, as well as the arc of his history with writing, and its”brother,” reading.
What I value most about his input is the points of symmetry and the points of opposition between some of his positions and some of the positions I have heretofore offered. In my next post I will spend significant time unpacking his thoughts on writing with the intention of allowing them to highlight some of the current debates in literacy theory.