Chapter 1: Offering Invitations

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In this chapter, Troy Hicks and Andy Schoenborn describe their stance of invitation in detail. They argue that offering invitations creates confident writers by:

  • Providing opportunities for innovative genres and authentic audiences;
  • Introducing generative patterns of peer response;
  • Balancing a sense of structure with possibilities for exploration;
  • Demonstrating flexible aspects of writing that can contribute to an author’s craft.

Here are the links presented in the chapter, in order:

Creating Confident Writers: Writing Grows Out of Many Purposes (Textbox)

Creating Confidence from the First Moments

Activity 1.1: Creating Space for Creative Writing

Activity 1.2: Trending Topics

The Heart of Our Why Photo by Andy Schoenborn
The Heart of Our Why (Photo by Andy Schoenborn)

Activity 1.3: Digital Identity Narratives