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    Writing Tips for Teens #6: Editing

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    I’ve been posting writing tips for teens this school year. If you want to catch up on the other posts, here are the previous links for my #writingtipsforteens August https://lynnlovegreen.com/writing-tips-for-teens-1-guidelines-and-getting-started/ September https://lynnlovegreen.com/writing-tips-for-teens-2-your-writers-notebook-and-prewriting October https://lynnlovegreen.com/writing-tips-for-teens-3-writing-the-first-draft/ November https://lynnlovegreen.com/writing-tips-for-teens-4-responding-to-drafts/ December https://lynnlovegreen.com/writing-tips-for-teens-5-revising-drafts/ This month, we’re looking at the Edit step of the writing process. After you’ve got your draft in good shape, you need to make it easy to read. Editing is fixing what I call the “picky little English teacher stuff.” This is when you correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, and such. Some of us don’t automatically use the proper forms and need to fix things later. And we…

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    Writing Distinctive Settings

    I tend to gravitate to novels with interesting settings. For example, I loved to read about China in 484 AD in Sherry Thomas’ The Magnolia Sword: A Ballad of Mulan, Atlanta in 1890 in Stacey Lee’s The Downstairs Girl, and…

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    Getting the Real News

    To my conservative friends, I know we can agree that intimidation, harassment, vandalism, and violence are wrong. We don’t do those things in our everyday lives, and I doubt you’re going to start now. I know many of us agree…

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    My Favorite Reads in 2020

    One of the few positive things about this year was more time to read and write. I had the opportunity to read many of the books on my shelves that I’ve been meaning to get to. I also checked out…

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    Holiday Gingerbread Village

    Here’s a classic post from 2017. Enjoy while I try to create my own gingerbread house this year! In Anchorage, Alaska, the Captain Cook Hotel displays a gingerbread village during the holidays. Chef Joe Hickel makes it from scratch every…

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    Winter Solstice

    Note: I’m running an encore blog post while I catch up with family and friends over the holidays. Earlier versions of this post appeared in the AKRWA blog and this blog.  2020 note: This year, we won’t get to celebrate…