BronHogan wrote:I do a Skype video chat with my 13-year-old grandson most days. On Saturday I showed him our brief and chatted to him about the NOVEL IN A DAY.
I suggested that whilst he is in 'lockdown' he could also write a novel, and we could check up each other's writing each day to see how things were progressing.
He has had a very hard year with being bullied at school and was seriously depressed. The past two days he has begun writing and drawing again. My daughter said he was even smiling and enthusiastic about things, something they haven't seen in months.
There is much power in the written word - not only for the one who reads.
Thanks, Piggy for letting me be part of the Novel in a Day.
That is the kind of real-world impact a writer hopes to have. The idea of quarantine being a relief from bullying is very sad. Wish your grandson well.