Online Writing Exercises

August 17, 2005

The Phantom Professor is running a very useful exercise. She is doing an online writing workshop, giving some reading assignments and then asking people to submit the first line of a short work.

I submitted the lead line for a children's book about the day that Elder Son and I went to see the Penn Relays.

Daddy and I went to see the runners.
J. thinks I could write kids books that are better than most of what is out there. So far my first drafts are boring - but if first drafts were not meant to be long and boring then God would not have given us metaphorical chainsaws to trim them with.

Posted by Red Ted at August 17, 2005 03:12 PM | TrackBack

I suspect Daddy said "Let's go see the runners today" or "Do you want to go see the runners" will be a better 1st sentence, but we will have to see where the rest of the story goes.

Your loving editor, J

Posted by: J at August 17, 2005 04:11 PM

So far, I'm agreeing with the editor. :)

Can't wait to read more. Who've you got to do your illustrations?


Posted by: KJ at August 19, 2005 03:54 PM
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