As part of the “National Novel Writing Month” in Los Angeles, California, I visited 7th grade classes at the James B. Taylor Middle School, Phillis Wheatley Middle School, Western Middle School, and the Amino Jefferson Middle School. All are Green Dot Charter Schools.
The students and I discussed the novels they were working on. Many had already written several thousand words. Questions arose about how to continue. Writers block definitely came up. I told them that most authors face this from time to time. We came up with solutions on how to proceed.
I was astonished to see the quality of the work these young people are producing. Two students were to be chosen to publish their award winning novels here. As soon as I receive them, you’ll be in for a treat.