Rules for Writing (and for Life)

From the pages of youth, this Summer Camp student holds the keys to writing, and to life.

You never know how much is heard, or what will stick, but finding this journal page warmed my heart.  A 12-year-old has captured all my favorite writing rules, with her own wonderful emphasis and embellishment:

Ground rules

- Write anything and anything.

- Be kind.

- Take turns talking.

- Be a good -- no great -- listener.

- Play with your words!