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Eight Lessons I’ve Learned About Writing

Ava Pennington
Author, Ava Pennington

Hi! Ava Pennington writing from sunny Florida, where autumn means a high of only 80 degrees! School has now been in session for a month or two. This means that all across the country, children are facing the same question that has been asked for generations: “What did you learn today?”

To my mother’s utter frustration, as a child I’d often answer her question with a blank stare and a mumbled, “I don’t know,” or even worse, “Nothing.” Sorry Mom!

Many years later (yes, it took me a while!), I realized I’m wasting my time if I don’t learn from my experiences. This applies to writing as well as everything else in life.

So with that, here are eight writing lessons I’ve learned the hard way: