How we grow authors
From poems to short stories to autobiographies to much more, young writers are getting a burst of writing inspiration today!
Encourage young writers to test their author skills through my blog.
Yes, even kids are specialists – in their own way. Many kids have great interest in topics that some adults find difficult. As the kids reach for the teen years they become more in tune to trends, I guess because they are the future.
Let’s harness this youthful growth energy with growing their artistic skills as well.
I list a few projects that could interest them, one or all would be beneficial.
I would like someone to have their child or children provide a book review on whatever they are reading. I will post it on this blog and the groups book review site, then they will be writers that are published.
Create a chain story, which is a fun, collaborative-writing strategy. Write the beginning of a story. Pass it on to me and I will match the word count and send it back. Then your child can write some more send it back and I will match it again and repeat it over again until they are bored and they can then write the ending or I can.
I will give advice when asked and we can discuss authors challenges like writer’s block, using the thesaurus and anything thing else needed.
Any child considering becoming a writer or author should start out with a diary or journal. This provides daily practice and perfects their skill through them learning to review their work, particularly with a fresh eye when they look at the post from the day before.
If You can cajole your children to participate I pledge to help them maintain a positive attitude in the face of criticism, set goals and meet them so the new crew of authors includes them.
Koleman Wrightson is not only a gifted student since kindergarten, but likes to play sports. Please enjoy this video of Koleman #14 in the Quarterback position as he scores three touchdowns while enjoying his teammates great game.
Grandfather Coleman is writing and learning to improve his skills with some of his 13 grandchildren. This team will compile a work log titled “The Kiddie Chronicles at Author Grow”
This is a book Koleman and his sisters are working on. Savana, Madison, Jolei and Koleman are quadruplets and will be ten in October 1, 2014. They will be producing Youtube videos interviewing each other about the book and writing this summer. These young authors have been learning their craft since they were two, all gifted students with an array of interests and talents.
The Garden Games
Robyn Dickson will be illustrating because Grandpa was not that good
Well Grandpa did not achieve a great deal with the “Young Authors” this summer, but fortunately glimpses of creative genius sparkled to cause hope for successful future endeavors. I witnessed some humorously provocative drawings of “Mr. Potato head-like caricatures” of one another and an interesting video provided by Madison “Maa-Maa” Wrightson which I share below. Sometimes patience and being optimistic carry the day as surely these young authors will publish their book yet, and I believe they will market creatively.