Another year over and another one just begun. What a year 2006 was! With triumphs and tragedies and the worst water shortage and driest season we have ever had. Some of our writers have written of the drought and how to save water. Others have written about our heroes who have lost their lives at war or our heroes who have fought to save our wildlife and environment. It is wonderful when life’s experiences are put down on paper so in years to come we can look back and read what happened at that time.
Some stories are based on some fact with fictitious characters added in. For example, I remember reading a book based on the story of the ‘Titanic’ and the writer put herself in the book as the main character. It gave me an insight into what it would have been like to have been there on the maiden, and unfortunately, only voyage of the great ship. By using some facts from our own lives we can create a story that sends the reader back into that time. You may not realise it now but everything you do and the way in which you do it may be different to the way your parents did things or how your own children will do things in the future. Ask your parents or grandparents what it was like as they were growing up. I am sure you could come up with some interesting facts to write about.
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