Today, I’m working on a passage for 4th graders. It’s a nonfiction topic I proposed, full of facts but also with a clear opinion stated and supported. I know my length and readability level, and I am limited to five sources. So, this morning, I’m searching for credible online sources and clippling articles. I’m hoping to have my sources chosen and a brief outline written before I go to Zumba later this morning.
Some writers balk at the restraints imposed when writing to publisher specs like this, but I rather enjoy it! It’s a puzzle, and it lets me exercise my writing brain in a totally different way than working on picture books does.
Would love to hear what you’re writing today!