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I was giving a talk on my book, Pound Ridge Past, to a group of sixth graders. After the presentation and Q&A, a student came over to ask me a question.
“Can you help me think of an idea for my book? I want to write a novel, and I thought I’d do it over winter vacation.”
“Write an entire novel in one week?” I asked.
“Yep,” he responded.
What a feat! I came up with a few ideas: He wore blue sneakers, a blue T-shirt, and blue jeans. Maybe on the color blue? Or what about stretching what he did over vacation into chapters?
“I think I like the blue idea,” he said.
I’ve been writing a novel for years. Is there something about being a sixth-grader, full of energy and promise?
“Good luck!” I said encouragingly to the young writer.
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