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1, Dec 6, 2012

Record not just what happens but your responses to the happenings

Filed under: Writing — admin @ 12:23 am

When my children were at elementary school, I asked them to write journal. Very often, their journal entries remain at the level of description. This is what I once told them.

Record not just what has happened during the day but your responses to these happenings. Both your descriptions and your comments are important.

You are not simply a story teller or a record keeper. Everything seen through your eyes must also go through your brain and be accompanied with both your naked observation and your brain power, that is your analysis or your expression of like or dislike and why.

This is the only way to sharpen your analytic and observational ability in your writing.

Of course, when you become a skilled writer, you can present your view through your choice of word or choice of fact.

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