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A writer’s alphabet | Writing habits and goals

by | Mar 8, 2008 | Teaching Homeschool Writing

Alphabetized list of 26 writing habits and goals for writers of all ages and skill levels 


I will…

  Accept feedback and suggestions
  Brainstorm to get my ideas on paper
  Create word pictures
  Develop my narrative voices
  Edit my writing
  Find synonyms
  Give my writing the time it deserves
  Hone in on details
  Imagine the possibilities
  Jot down ideas and keep a journal
  Keep my writing concise and concrete
  Learn from the examples of professional authors
  Master new writing skills
  Narrow my topic
  Outline and organize my thoughts and ideas
  Publish some of my favorite pieces
  Quit complaining
  Revise and rewrite my rough drafts
  Stretch my imagination
  Take pride in my work
  Use a thesaurus, dictionary, and grammar book
  Value the opinion of others
  Write from personal experience and observation
eXpress emotions
  Yearn to improve
  Zero in on each step of the writing process.

Personal writing: Where will you focus this year?
Teaching writing: Which writing habits do you want to work on with your kids? 

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