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 archive and hear what authors have to say about how and what they write.
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