Editor’s column: ‘Pre-writing rituals’

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By Shaina Stockton

When I was in elementary school, I hated writing assignments. I guess that is pretty strange, considering my chosen career path, but when I was assigned an essay, a research paper or even a paragraph, my brain would lock up tighter than the vault that holds Colonel Sanders’ KFC recipe.
When I was at my desk, I would freeze, and sometimes I would sit there for hours trying to come up with something.
Then one day, after school was finished (I was home-schooled, by the way) my mom catches me on my computer writing — you guessed it — a story.

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