X Marks the Spot

A while ago my twelve year old drew a bunch of maps of a mythical land. They where very cool.

Then, the other day, while coming home from track practice, she started telling me about a story she wanted to write. She had it memorized! She wasn't just telling me about it, she was quoting it!

We live out of town and it takes thirty minutes to get home. Lulu talked the whole way! I wasn't just floored, I was impressed!

I told her she needed to start writing it. When we got home, I showed her some of my old creative writing journals. She doesn't have a lot of time with school and sports, but maybe this summer we can have a home based writing project!

X marks the spot. {She spells like I do!} 

Then she showed me the drawings she had done of the caricatures and the map of the land.

She's so creative. It will be so fun to see what she does with it all.


  1. How wonderful! It's so great to watch them develop their creativity and have fun with it. That's a pretty cool map. You may have a budding Tolkein there. :)

  2. Awesome! I use Writer's Workshop in class...so does the 3rd grade teacher...this type of writing is encouraged! I would love to see the finished book!
    Happy A-Z Saturday :)

  3. So cool! I don't think you're ever too young to start "authing" :)

  4. I love this! What a creative kid. I always hear stories from writers about how they wrote their first stories as kids, anywhere from elementary to teen. I'm sure you'll be encouraging her.


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