Monday, November 21, 2005
ONCE UPON A TIME
I read in a newspaper article that writing skills in children improved when they were told lots of stories. Not read to, but told stories, as in, "Once upon of time your grandpa and me were fishing at the pond and..." It makes sense, doesn't it, for what is writing but telling a story? Today, think about stories you've been told or stories you like to tell and figure out a way to transfer them to the page. I am heading to Florida to spend time with my grandparents -- I'll be back with more tips Thanksgiving day. Happy and safe travels to all!!