By Wendy Conklin
Benjamin Franklin was once a guy of many skills. His brain was once continually operating to fix things for the colonists either sooner than and after independence. Franklin used to be additionally a superb author, and he contributed to either the statement of Independence and the structure.
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Would he be able to make it? 55 Deciding to become a full-time writer did not come easily to Walter Dean Myers. He had a family to take care of, which included son Christopher (right), shown here with Myers in 1999. 5 Full-Time Writer After Myers decided that he would try to be a full-time writer, he knew that he needed to treat it like a full-time job. To be a full-time writer, he would need to write, of course. He would also need to work out ideas, outline books, and conduct research. Myers figured out a schedule.
He did not do well in his classes. He passed French, but failed English. During this time, he also began working with a therapist for his speech impediment. He heard about someone with a stutter who had finally lost it by speaking in a different accent. Myers tried this, and it worked. He especially liked talking with a Southern accent. This technique, plus the speech therapy, helped Myers to overcome his speech problem. A Children’s Story Myers kept writing at night, the only time he didn’t have to be at work and wasn’t busy with his children.
A. in communications. Myers also volunteered to teach composition and writing at a Jersey City middle school. S. ” Myers gave the students interesting assignments such as interviewing their elders. One of his star pupils published a short story in Shoe Tree, a children’s magazine. Myers also devoted time to coaching Christopher’s Little League baseball team. There were more ideas, more books, and more awards. The variety of Myers’s books impressed critics. Although he is best know for his novels that take place in Harlem, starting in the 1980s, he also began to write adventure tales, leaving the familiar urban setting for more exotic places.
Benjamin Franklin: Early America (Primary Source Readers) by Wendy Conklin