This school year, book reports and writing assignments have taken up most of my son's schedule.
And so, when he came home to finish his creative writing project, I told him I'd like to read and check his work.
What was I thinking?
It was thirteen pages long!
And a complete mess!
For over an hour, I muddled through pages, making corrections on spelling and punctuation.
I pointed out run-on sentences; and suggested to keep them short and concise.
I also gave him some tips to improve on his writing skills.
And I reminded him to keep the reader interested.
Mr. O thought I was too hard on him.
I didn't think so. In fact, my son was happy for my guidance.
I understand he's young, and still learning.
Besides, all writing needs to be proofread and edited.
It's part of the writing process.
No worries, my dear boy.
Just keep on writing.