Louis Bayard: My Writing Process
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: New September 2022! Author Louis Bayard describes his writing process and compares it to another author’s approach.

Type of Video: Segment*
Unique Video ID: Literature-256**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Have students write two short stories, one using Bayard’s process and the other using Patterson’s. After completing their stories, lead a class discussion on which approach works best for them.


*Segment videos are short excerpts edited from interviews or interactive programs that offer flexible and differentiated ways to use the rich content included in the full-length conversation.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.