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The Yarn: Writing from Memory with Kelly Barnhill


My god, I was a weird kid.

– Kelly Barnhill

In the latest episode of The Yarn, Kelly Barnhill talks about her book The Witch’s Boy.

My Highlight

Her process (she writes longhand, puts that notebook in another room, and writes from memory) is unlike anything I’ve heard before (that begins at the 3:25 mark).

Witch's Boy

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.