Magic Tree House
Junie B. Jones
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on teaching Christopher's books in the classroom.
First: Write every day. Writing is like anything else that you do the more you do it the better youll get at it. Keep a journal and dedicate 15 minutes a day to telling what happened to you on that day or write down the ideas you may have for stories. Try to be as regular as possible. Its clichéd, but the more you put into it, the more youll get out of it.
Second: Have fun with your writing. Remember you have absolute control of what you write, and you can make anything happen. Take that power and use it, use it wisely if you want, but act a fool if you choose. Write about the world the way you wish it could be or the way youre afraid it will be or the way it can never be, but write and enjoy.
Third: Ignore all rules. That doesnt mean you can ignore punctuation and grammar and other rules. It means, once you master the basics, run with your writing, create your own style. Remember the writing is yours and that there is no right or wrong. New ideas, styles, and presentations are some of the things that make writing and music fun and enjoyable. Dont be afraid to try something new.