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March 28, 2013

'Eyes open, ears on'



When writing, he advised the students to use strong verbs, keep a journal, do their research and above all, “Two things: You read a lot and you write a lot.”

Emma Kresge, 8, a student at Lindbergh Elementary, said she loved the presentation.

“It was very good,” she said. “I like that he was funny, and how he showed all the photos of his life.”

Kevin Ryder, 7, of Edison Elementary, agreed. Ryder, one of his school’s winners of a signed book for his opinion essay on one of Swinburne’s works, said he wants to be an author someday.

“It was fun,” he said. “I liked all the pictures he showed us.”

During the presentations, Swinburne kept impressing upon the students that they can be writers ... that they can write about what they know and what they’ve seen.

“Where do we get our ideas for writing and titles from?” he asked the students again. “We get them from our lives.

“You guys have things to write about. Always remember that.”




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