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6 ways to strengthen your writing

6 ways to strengthen your writing

Looking for ways to strengthen your writing? Try these tips for brainstorming and revising, improving word choice, and constructing better sentences.

Stumbling block #9 – What’s the point?

Stumbling block #9 – What’s the point?

Sometimes, your teen's opposition to writing has nothing at all to do with laziness, procrastination, perfectionism, or confidence---and everything to do with relevance. In other words, she resists writing because she wonders: What's the point? This brings us to...

6 simple truths about writing with kids

6 simple truths about writing with kids

1. Kids only want to write a paper once. But getting it right the first time is pie-in-the-sky. Perfectionism sets your child up for failure. 2. The writing process is a lot like scrapbooking. Analogies are great teaching tools! Let's say you have a dozen photos to...

A writer’s alphabet | Writing habits and goals

A writer’s alphabet | Writing habits and goals

  A WRITER'S ALPHABET 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...

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