Recently, my oldest son wrote something–for basically the second time in his life.
He’s 18, and ready to graduate this month. We made up a list together, tweaked several times, about what we both felt made up a well-rounded and useful list of experiences, accomplishments, things to read, and so on.
Writing has never been a big thing for him. He’s fine with basic communication via email, etc. He knows how to interact online, obviously, and can do a good job of being professional as well.
But as far as writing “essays” or “reports”, that wasn’t really something on his priority list. He’s never been into “literature”, although he did go thru a jag of reading fantasy novels when he was maybe 14. Continue reading