Writing Tips for Young Authors

Middle Graders Rock

So you want to write. You want to become the next J. K. Rowling, or Rick Riordan or maybe even Stephen King. That’s great. And the first and most important fact that you must face is that everybody will try to talk you out of this goal.

“Do you have any idea how hard it is to publish a book?”

“Oh, you’ll never be able to write a Harry Potter – that’s a once-in-a-lifetime dream. J.K. Rowling was just lucky.”

“You can’t even spell, you don’t know grammar – what makes you think you can be a writer?”

“Maybe you should set your sights a little lower – why not take up a trade. You’ll be good at that.”

Yes, dear friends – those are the types of remarks you’ll hear from family, friends and even teachers. But DISREGARD all these naysayers. Ambition and drive are powerful tools and if you…

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