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Workshop time!

I’m heading off in a couple of hours to teach a writing workshop at the local library. The class is going to span four Saturdays, and I’m hoping to take the kids all the way through the creative process, from beginnings and ends to revision and sharing one’s writing. Really looking forward to it!

The kids I’ll be working with are 9-12, and I’d guess most of my blog readers are older than that. Those of you who are authors or aspiring authors, what do you wish you’d known about writing at that age? What could an author have said to you that would have been most helpful?

Originally published at Megan Crewe - another world, not quite ours. You can comment here or there.

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fabulousfrock
May. 7th, 2011 05:30 pm (UTC)
I think I could have benefited from a clear explanation of what revision really means and that every writer must learn to do it. I sometimes had writing teachers or other adults try to critique my work as a kid but I just took it as "adult not getting it/telling me what to do" because no one really explained revision to me.
megancrewe
May. 8th, 2011 05:40 pm (UTC)
Yes, I'm definitely covering this--the third day will be all about revision! :) It's such an important part of the process, and I think it is neglected a lot with kids.
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