The college essays, Ubuntu Academy, and Project Citizen provide unique reads and original ideas. Our young novelists are infatuated with dialogue, Harry Potter-esque stories, vampire romance, and teenage tragedy.
The dialogue, though. They love their dialogue to move a story along. The middle school kids, too, like to call every paragraph they write a chapter - phew. They're paragraphs!
221 pieces of 3rd - 12th grade writing. I didn't mean for my eyes to cross, but that is what editing of young writers does to a fellow.
When I took a break to run, or when I took time out to walk Glamis (needing to find breaks between the bursts of rain), this is all I could see. Flashing lights that comes from spending too much time behind a screen.
I'm sure the flashing is annoying you, too. It is, however, the perfect metaphor and with that, "Welcome back, Monday. Now go away."