Creating Confident Writers: Preface

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In the preface, we outline our stances toward teaching writing:

  • A stance of invitation, in which we welcome writers into genuine inquiry around texts and topics of their choosing;
  • A stance of encouragement, in which we strengthen writers through sustained feedback aimed at improvement;
  • A stance of celebration, in which we honor writers when they take risks, try new writing techniques, and make their work public.

We reference two foundational documents: