Reflections on Skyping with Mrs. O’Connor

After watching the video of our skype call with Mrs. O’Connor, I want to know your thoughts.  Please answer the following questions in your comment:

1. What did you learn from our skype call?

2. What part of the skype session did you like the best? WHY was that your favorite part?

Remember the components of our preparation: brainstorming questions, practicing with photo booth, talking with Mrs. O’Connor.

14 thoughts on “Reflections on Skyping with Mrs. O’Connor

  1. What I learned from our skype call is that it is hard to make a book and that it takes a long time to make a book. The part of the skype session I liked best was when we skyped with Mrs. O’Connor I learnd a lot and that it is special and hard to become an author.

  2. I learned from the skype call that it helps be a good reader in order to be a better writer. Also I learned to try to keep the video camera still when filming. My favorite part was when we asked Mrs. O’ Connor what book she would make into a movie because I would like to read that book to see if it would make a good movie. Skyping with Mrs. O’ Conner was very fun!

  3. I learned from skyping with Barbra O’Connor that it takes a very long time to make just one book. My favorite part about skyping with her is when I asked her my question because it was my question and I got a very good answer, and I will never forget it. I had a wonderful time skyping with Barbra O’ Connor. It was an amazing experience!

  4. I learned that if you want to be a good writer you need to read, but you don’t have to be a great reader. You should read though because it will make you a better writer. My favorite part of the skype call was when Mrs. O’ Connor answered my question. My question was ” How long does it take to write a book and why does the process take that long?”. That was my favorite part, because she showed me almost all the things she did to write How To Steal A Dog. Mrs. O’ Connor also showed me notebooks and boxes. She even showed me a giant stuffed frog. At another point during the skype call she said stuff about her inspiration for How To Steal A Dog. It was a lot of fun!

  5. What did I learn? I learned that you don’t have to be a reader to be a good writer.What did I like best? I liked the part when Mrs. O’ Connor answered our questions.I didn’t know that before you published a book that you have to put all the parts of that story into 1 or maybe,2 boxes! Skyping with her was exciting.

  6. What I learned from the skype call is that it takes a lot of effort to make a book ,and that it takes three to four years to make a book. I liked talking to Mrs. O’Connor because it was extraordinary to talk with Mrs. O’Connor.

  7. What I learned from the Skype call is that you can get your ideas to write a book from anywhere,like Mrs. O’ Connor got her idea of How to Steal a Dog from a poster she saw.That was a idea that you would’ve never thought of.What I liked best is when I got to do the introduction.I was really honored to do the introduction because she is a famous
    author and it is a once in a lifetime opportunity to Skype with somebody famous. Skyping with her was honoring to me.

  8. What I learned from our skype with Mrs.O’Conner is, that being an author is very hard work. I think it is very hard work, because she showed us all of those boxes that it took for her to write just one book. My favorite part of our skype was all of it. I liked all of it because, we got to skype with an author who write awesome books! I’m even reading one now.

  9. What I learned from are skype call is that it takes a lot of effort to make a book. I takes about three to four years to make a novel. The best part was talking To Mrs. O’ Connor because it was extraordinary to talk to an author.

  10. I learned that if you want to be a good writer you need to read, but you don’t have to be a great reader. You should read though because it will make you better writer. My favorite part of the skype call was when Mrs. O’ Connor answered my question. My question was ” How long does it take to write a book and why does the process take that long?”. That was my favorite part, because she showed me almost all the work she did to write How To Steal A Dog. Mrs. O’ Connor also showed me notebooks and boxes. She even showed me a giant stuffed frog! At another point during the skype call she told me about her inspiration for How To Steal A Dog. It was a lot of fun!

  11. I was not there for the skyping with Barbra O’Conner. I learned that it takes a long time to write a book. My favorite part was doing the photo booth and brainstorming the questions. Beacause they were very interesting and the photo booth practice was very good. I found myself wondering that maybe one day I should write a book. I wonder why Barbra O’Conner likes writting books so much? I found myself wondering where does she get all of her ideas from?

  12. I think that skyping with Barbara O’ Connor was something that I will remember forever, beacause it was an opportunity a lot of people will not get. I learned a lot from skyping with her. One thing I learned from her was that the writing process takes even longer than you think. We learned that when she showed us all the copies of “How to Steal a Dog” that she had to write and rewrite. I thought the most entertaining part of skyping with Barbara O’ Connor was asking our questions to her. The question I asked her was if she had to turn one of her books into a movie which one would it be. I admired getting to see the lost dog sign that had inspired her to write “How to Steal a Dog” and the stuffed frog someone sent her.

  13. I was not there when we made the skype call but my favorite part while we were practicing was making up all of the questions because I was the one who wrote them. I learned that you can practice before you skype on photo booth. You stand in front of the camera and ask what you are going to ask before you ask them on skype. I wish that we can skype again ( but when I am there this time). I think it was very nice and a great experience that we skype with a famous author.

  14. I learned that it’s along process to to write a book because, you have to rewrite a lot. What I liked best was getting to learn the experience of being an author and writing books.

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