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Happy girls’ day (birthday + Mother’s Day)

Dear J,
Happy birthday! You blew out the candle yourself: “fff ffff ppppnp fffff” Yay! Your brother offered to help but he didn’t have to.
Grandma/grandpa gave you a water table

You’d think that I’d try to be nice to you on your birthday. Mama

Write backwards

Did you hear the one about a kindergarten teacher and a girl with boots that won’t fit? The teacher spotted a little girl pulling on her red boots so hard, she tipped over, fell on her back and started crying. The teacher rushed to help,

You don’t need to be a wordsmith – you need to listen

Some writers obsess with spelling, punctuation, grammar and adjectives. Some lose sleep trying to be funny, witty or cute. Some brag about their awards or mastery of style guides and writing rules… or the thickness of their thesaurus. Some scream HYPE! while others prefer Vague.

Copy Cub’s Simple Writing Guide for Troublemakers

Hello, and welcome to the start of a series of tips to write better. Warning: these will NOT make you a better writer. In fact, they will most likely make your writing worse. If you’re in school, this could fail you out of your classes.

Words are frustrating!

Dear J,
Sorry I took so long to write… I have no excuses. I’ve been lazy and I’ve been putting it off. But I promised I’ll write every week, so I told myself I’m going to sit down for at least 15 minutes today to