Diane Silcox Jarrett

Author & Freelance Writer

Virtual Residencies for Distance Learning

No matter where you live, lives have been disrupted in many ways. Children are facing an especially challenging time. They have so many questions and it seems there are very few answers to give them right now. Just sitting down and getting their thoughts on paper can help ease some of the stress felt. Writing is such a wonderful way for children to get feelings out and express themselves. It is a chance to be quiet and a chance to use their wonderful imaginations. I know as a young child when I was faced with challenging times I would find a place to write and escape.

With so many students having school online this year, I am offering my residencies virtually. I understand things will be very different and I will work with educators any way I can in order for students to have a fun and creative writing experience. Stay healthy, safe and continue to be inspired.

-Diane Silcox Jarrett


Writing, history, and reading are things I have enjoyed since I was young. Fortunately, I have been able to combine all of these in my years as a freelance writer. I have been lucky to met and interview some very fascinating and talented people over the years. I also enjoy sharing my love of writing with young people. I am constantly amazed at their creative and quick minds. They inspire me with my own writing and keep me on my toes.

I invite you to read samples of my writing and review my workshops and services.

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Also, please take time to read samples of some talented young writers.

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About The Author

Diane feels lucky to be able to combine her love of writing and teaching. She has written four creative nonfiction children’s books and also for several magazines. Her story, "Called Home", the story of two young Marines from Raleigh who died in Vietnam, was a finalist in the 2017 Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Competition. Diane works with students to help ease any anxiety of writing. She understands writer’s block does happen.
She shares with students that if they open their minds to their own creative thoughts their stories will flow. She tells students she too works on her writing techniques by working with other writers. There is nothing she enjoys more than seeing a smile come across the face of a student when they share their own story.

Diane Silcox Jarrett

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