Thursday, November 15, 2012

Keep on Writing

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.