....from my seven-year-old self. I found a stack of old stories in my elementary school scrapbook, and I thought it would be interesting (aka hilarious) to share.
*Also, if you have a moment, go check out Angelica Jackson's blog. She gave an awesome shout out to Teen Eyes and we're so grateful! Thanks, Angela!*
Island of Dragons and Fuzzys, age 7. My very first chapter book. The first page is quite amazing, if I do say so myself.
Untitled Story, age 7 1/2. Note the use of a typewriter and my discovery of quotation marks. Also, apparently I didn't understand the difference between quizzes and homework.
Magic Tree House book, age 8. I wrote this as a present for my sister, who loved the Magic Tree House series. Eight was the age at which I discovered computers.
Untitled Story 2, age 9, written with my little cousin Sophie (age 6). One of my first "novels". I use the word "was" in about every sentence.
A. What exactly are "complex features"? B. The phrase "mysterious wonder" made me want to bang my head against the wall.
So there you have it. An evolution of my writing, from age 7-9. I'd like to think I've gotten better since then, but it's a lot of fun to look back on old pieces.
What about you guys? How old were you when you started writing? Do you have any stories saved?