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Free Writing Tips

The Co-op is pleased to present free writing tips from Julie Bogart, the creator of the popular Brave Writer writing curriculum.

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Practice writing characters with extreme personalities.

It’s easier for kids to write about strongly drawn characters, rather than subtle, nuanced personalities. One way to help them discover the importance of specific character traits for each person in a story or report is to help them identify the most obvious personality traits.

For instance, is the person or character a miser?

Is this person or character greedy? Spoiled? Aggressive? Cranky?

Is this person or character obsequious? (Absolutely look up that term with your children—they will love whipping it out on the right occasion.)

Is the person or character poor, loud, homely, nervous?

Pick one clear trait and use it to influence how you write about the person or character. Show, don’t tell. Help the reader experience the trait through action, not just description.
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