Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by ML, Oct 21, 2010.
Very moving, I really like the darkness of his writing. I know that sounds nuts, but my difficult child also wrote very dark stuff and I enjoyed it mostly because I knew it was an outlet for her. I'm glad that Manster has this outlet as well and kudos to you for recognizing his talent! Be careful if you find him a coach - you want someone who will allow him to express himself the way in which he is most comfortable and using words he feels are appropriate. difficult child had a teacher who was always trying to make her scrap the dark stuff and write in ways the teacher felt were more 'positive and appropriate' for a girl her age....argh.
Yay for Manster!
He writes like this at 12 years old????? I say you most definitely have a future author there!!!!!
Love his descriptive style!
I'm impressed with his descriptions ~ is he sharing this level of emotions with you? I mean can he verbally express himself to this level?
Wow! I'd do whatever you can to encourage his writing! This at 12? This boy has a gift with words. Awesome! Hmmmm can you sneak us bits from time to time? lol I'm dying to know where he's going with this.
He takes after his Aunt. Not every writer is Erma Bombeck! It has hints of Frost....and a little Salvador Dali on paper.
Definitely a gifted writer!
Thanks everyone. TL, he doesn't typically express himself with this level of sophistication.
Auntie Star, manster still talks about that time you were kicked off your horse in thorns and *stuff*. If he turns out to be half the writer you are he'll be lucky. I still think you should do something with your gift.
I can help with resources if you like ML, there's lots of author resources out there for him. Nanowrimo.org has a program for young authors and Nanowrimo (in November) contest is coming up soon. It's an awesome opportunity for him (and you Star). His level of descriptors is impressive! I could feel the emotion in the paragraph as if it were me experiencing the situation, it grabbed me and kept me quite easily. Very talented young man!
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