Rough Drafts: Bumpy Writing is OK

Book 3 of the Writing is a Process series

Children - Concept
40 Pages
Reviewed on 09/15/2013
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Author Biography

Terri Kelley, M.Ed, is the author of dozens of books for children and adults including the Writing is a Process series, the chapter book series Gingerly, as well as many others. Her passion for writing and reading began when she was a very young girl. She was raised in Copperas Cove, Texas where she grew up outside the city limits where she enjoyed riding horses and having lots of freedom to explore her environment. It was an idyllic childhood.

Terri is the mother of three adult children: Melynda, Jessica, and James. As they grew, each of her kids provided Terri with many fond memories which she incorporates into some of her writing. Now that they are adults, Terri enjoys her children’s successes and keeps in close contact with each of them.

In her life, Terri has held a couple of different careers. Her previous one was as a teacher, reading specialist, and gifted and talented specialist in Tomball, TX where she met and learned from some of the best educators and administrators that the world has to offer.

Education has always been important to Terri and, as a result, she has earned a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction as well as completing over thirty hours towards a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. It was during her time spent teaching and earning her higher level degrees that she became aware of the kinds of books children enjoyed reading. She also noticed areas of life, education, and learning in need of good children’s books. You will find many of her books respond to these needs.

Terri is very happily married to her best friend, Michael. Together, they live in Oakridge, OR with their black Labrador, Oliver. Terri and Michael enjoy traveling together, fishing, going to the movies, and, of course, reading great books. They have many good friends and family with whom they enjoy spending time as well.

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    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Rough Drafts: Bumpy Writing is OK (Writing is a Process) (Volume 3) by Terri Kelley is the third part of the series on how to write a rough draft. A girl is watching a stormy night. She is putting down the words that come into her mind. The book tells the reader the importance of having a brainstorming session, a rough draft, and finally an editing session before actually writing a book and the importance of it.

The book is very educational. The illustrations are absolutely stunning and they complement the words very well and make the book even more attractive. The pictures are so vibrant and full of life. It's an ideal book for children who are trying to get into writing. It teaches them the importance of putting down the words that come to mind while observing, and then working on it. Brainstorming, rough drafts, editing etc., they all contribute to the success of a good book. The book tells the reader how to give importance to detailing because that is what makes the story grow. You actually do not miss anything if you first put down all the details on paper before writing.

I recommend this to every child. It is such an eye opener on how to introduce a child to writing and how they should go about developing their ideas and thoughts, and putting them on paper.