Sunday, February 3, 2008

Power in pen: creative writing

HOWLAND — In this age of abbreviation-loaded e-mails and instant messages, some wonder if writing is becoming a lost art.

Don’t say that to more than 130 seventh- and eighth-graders from three counties who competed Saturday in the Power of the Pen District Tournament at Howland Middle School.

“I just love to be creative,” said Karley Sullivan, an eighth-grader at LaBrae Middle School. “It’s great to think out of the box.”

“It’s fun to make things up,” said Anthony Yassall, 13, a Howland seventh-grader. “I think writing makes you become an all-around better person.”

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