Author Archives: Renee Lannan's blog

About Renee Lannan's blog

I live, write, teach and enjoy life from a place of hope and a belief in miracles from seeing first-hand the depths of redemption

Being a Good Sport Parent

Watching my son in Little league last season transformed me as a baseball parent. It was my son’s third year of Little League baseball (year 5 playing the game if you count tee-ball). I was transformed by an attitude change. … Continue reading

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Pitching a Book to Nine Agents: Lessons Learned

Nine. That’s how many times I’ve pitched my novel idea to an agent or acquiring editor. The transition from writing to pitching is really steep; if you’re an artist and not a salesman, it’s terrifying! I’ve spent years trying to … Continue reading

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Writing a Novel in 9 minutes a Day? Is that Possible?

“The 9 Minute Novelist”–the title of an article I read in 30-second intervals while at a coffee shop with my six-year old.  This article in Writers’ Digest was made for someone like me. Maybe the fact that I have to … Continue reading

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Ever Feel Like You’re the Least Favorite Teacher In Your Homeschool?

Yeah, it’s saying something when you’re the least-favorite teacher in a  one-room-schoolhouse kind of situation. But I’ve felt it. The weirdest part is, I’m used to being popular. I was a favorite camp counselor, a beloved student teacher, and the … Continue reading

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Second-Decade Teacher Wisdom: It’s Really About HOW You Are

I’ve had two conversations of epiphany with two different teacher friends of mine. We had these astonishing revelations, at the same time, of why we are better teachers now than when we were younger. (And what makes a teacher “great” … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Failed Blogger; How to Turn It Around

In the past, I tried writing two different blogs. Both failed. Failed both in the sense that I gave up and also in the sense that they were so rarely read. I know exactly why. What I was doing is … Continue reading

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Books My Son Likes: Wonder

So my son doesn’t love to read. Finding books he enjoys is a challenge, so finding those gems makes them worth sharing. The novel Wonder is the second book my middle grade boy loved. And I mean loved, loved, LOVED. … Continue reading

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