Cupcake Aficiando and Writer of Middle Grade Novels
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
The Boy in his younger days, giving Santa some love.
...something we try to avoid in our writing. Here's my new benchmark for it:
The Boy came home yesterday with a questionaire the school counselor gave his class. A sheet of ten questions, it measured how 'stressed out' the kids were. The Boy scored in the 'very stressed' category. I was worried.
On the back, was a pie chart for the 24 hours in the day. The kids colored in blocks of time for each activity they did on a normal day--school, sleeping, etc. The Boy colored in the hours between 3:30 and 8:30 pm and labeled it "Being Bored".
Contradiction. It can make our stories less believable.