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The Amazing, Magical Miss Morgan



Okay, the thing is, I was a teacher for 31 years.  I need to use that for something.  If I had any choice, I’d still be teaching, but since I can’t do that, I intend to create a story that uses my teaching experience, knowledge, and talent.  I finally came up with the right idea, and the prewriting has begun to flow.  Francis Morgan is an unmarried teacher lady with a very Mary Poppins-like quality, but the magic is all in the teaching methods.  I am pitting the hero of this little tale against the most appropriate educational villain I could think of, a principal who used to be a coach.  Issues of teacher-creativity versus wrong-headed notions of school discipline will provide the conflict and the fireworks.  And I intend to write it with a double layer of goopy purple comedy, because if she is going to be a sixth grade English teacher it either has to be a comedy or a complete horror story.  I am too much of a coward to write anything that scary.  If you are interested at all in how such a goofy little project is progressing, by all means check back in the future.


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