Keep these tips from NCTE in mind as you think about your writing.
Determining What to Write AboutFinding the Writing Process That Works for YouBeginning a Piece of WritingConnecting with Your AudienceOrganizing Your WritingGetting Unstuck: Overcoming Writer's BlockPolishing Your WritingSelecting Writing to Share with OthersTips for Parents: Helping Your Teenager to Write Better Tips for Students: So You Want to Be a Better Writer?
Determining What to Write About
Finding the Writing Process That Works for You
Beginning a Piece of Writing
Connecting with Your Audience
Organizing Your Writing
Getting Unstuck: Overcoming Writer's Block
Polishing Your Writing
Selecting Writing to Share with Others
Tips for Parents: Helping Your Teenager to Write Better
Tips for Students: So You Want to Be a Better Writer?
And to help get you started, see these samples from the National Gallery of Writing and hear what authors have to say about how and what they write.
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