Saturday, June 14, 2008

Writer's Workshop

We love to write. Each day, Monday through Thursday, we devote thirty minutes to the writing process. We always try to be as professional as possible, brainstorming, drafting, editing and re-writing until we decide a project is ready to be published or must die.

At least once per year, each boy completes one project and publishes his story, including illustrations. This year, we submitted their best projects to the Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest hosted by Georgia Public Broadcasting.

Bruster wrote a beautiful story about a boy named Jack and a girl named Lucy. While fishing in the Pacific, they are caught in a terrible storm and shipwreck on a magical island. Though he is not fully aware of this, if you read closely and keep in mind that a seven-year-old wrote it, you will see a parallel to the Christian life.

BT wrote about his most special lady... his grandma whom he calls "Nohnie." In real life, Nohnie is paralyzed, the results of polio. In Ben's mind, she is a super-hero who uses her prosthetics and wheelchair for the good of society. He wrote this with the direct intent of honoring his very-grand grandmother.

Each story is posted in a slideshow below.

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