Tagged with failure and creativity

Rosie Revere Engineer

Rosie Revere Engineer

What happens to a little girl who wants to build things if her initial efforts are met with laughter? If the girl is Rosie, in Andrea Beaty’s delightful Rosie Revere Engineer, she sits quietly in school, never saying a word, then late a night, where no one can see, she sets to work. Alone in … Continue reading

Stand on Your Failures

Stand on Your Failures

At a recent conference, I had the wonderful opportunity to hear Newbery Award-winning author Laura Amy Schlitz talk about her writing. She is a story-teller at heart, so just listening to her was a delight, but my favorite moment came during her account of how she came to write Good Masters, Sweet Ladies, the book … Continue reading

When is Failure Not Failure?

When is Failure Not Failure?

So, when is failure not failure? When it is defined as an “iteration.” What does that mean? An iteration is a repetition, but not an exact one. An iteration is a repetition that changes just a bit, each one coming a bit closer to a goal. Think  about times you’ve tried a recipe several times, … Continue reading