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Going Back To The Beginning Lesson Five

I have jumped to a new study book as the previous one requires partners to complete the lessons.  The next suggestions come from a book titled  “The New Writing With A Purpose” by Joseph F. Trimmer.  This is an interesting book that covers a variety of writing topics.

Today we are looking at how to narrate. Make a list of your earliest memory of writing. Select a memory that had the most powerful effect on you.  Then write the story,  dramatizing the process and explaining what you learned.

Here I go…

While attending Grade Four in a school in St. Boniface, Manitoba, I was persuaded to write caption and illustrate a poster for the Shriner’s Circus. They were to appear in Winnipeg within a month and were accepting applications for posters by young artists, promoting the upcoming show.  I took about two days to rough a copy of what I wanted to express.  I loved big cats and decided to make these animals the headliner for the poster.  So I drew the lion, roaring, in the center and drew two tigers, one on each side with their paws in the air on either side of the lion.  I then circled, as much as possible, because of the paper size, the traditional red center ring around them all. The backgrounds balance  showed shadows of the audience.   I then wrote all the pertinent information about the show dates and amazing acts that would be appearing during the performance .

It took about two weeks after my submission for the word that I was among the chosen artists to be featured that year.  I was ecstatic! This is what got the artistic (drawing and writing)  bug to lay his bedding down in my brain. Although I have had other events that spurred me on, this is one of my favorite memories.

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4 comments on “Going Back To The Beginning Lesson Five

  1. How cool is that. I am so glad that happened. 🙂

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  2. What a GREAT memory!! Thanks for sharing this with us, Liz!! I love this blog post!! And it’s so wonderfully written too!

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  3. Thank you Raani! It is funny how some things come back to you when the right prompts are put in place. Hugs to you!

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