Be anything but a writer.

I have been tasked with writing an article that describes things that kids can do as an enrichment activity and one of the things on the list is creative writing.

The first sentence that came to mind when I considered this as something for kids to do is:

“Creative writing is a sure way for kids to go broke by the time they are teenagers and ensure that you will be financially supporting them their entire lives.”

Obviously this sentence will not make it into the piece, but it was the gut check response to what it means to be a writer and that it might not be the best choice for a kid, or hell an adult. It isn’t for everyone, but I suppose if anyone can stand the potential poverty and loving something that can’t love you back, it’s a kid.

There are so many better options but if your child has caught the bug, all of my pity to you both.

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