The Writer


What did you do over summer vacation? When this prompt was assigned to me on the first day of every year of middle school, I resisted the urge to pen fictional tales of walking across hot coals in Hawaii (while juggling coconuts!). Instead, I confessed to picking Oregon strawberries in order to earn money for school clothes.

If this middle school classic was the last writing prompt you used, then 1) I hope the sting of vacation shaming faded as quickly as an Oregon tan, and 2) I have great news for you as you plan your writing

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