“The project also helped improve her school writing. She won a writing award… and had her essay framed as a model answer…”
I’m really touched that my daughter was given the chance to participate in the Fostering Future Authors project. It’s comforting to know that she has this ability, and it makes me very happy.
My daughter read from a very narrow genre; she was really into books about princesses. I had a lot of difficulty in trying to get her to read other types of books. Participating in this project helped push her to read from a wider range.
The project also helped improve her school writing. She won a writing award for the Kwun Tong district in primary six, and had her essay framed as a model answer at her school in secondary one.
She would go over ideas for her book with her sister and I, and those are heart-warming moments that I treasure. Her sister is motivated to write more as well!
Mrs. Mak – Eunice’s mom
“The project Fostering Future Authors gave [my son] an opportunity to share his creative work with his schoolmates.”
My son enjoys creative writing, but he didn’t have a lot of opportunity to do it. The project Fostering Future Authors gave him an opportunity to share his creative work with his schoolmates. He told me that a lot of them have read and liked his book. I am glad, and I remind him to be modest.
The project taught him to think about the audience when writing creatively. For example, perhaps he could consider writing shorter excerpts to match the modern day demand for bite-size material. And so, he now plans his writing beforehand, thinking about different sections of the piece before writing them down.
The project has also improved his digital literacy; he is more proficient in creating pictured story books on his computer.
This project was an excellent opportunity and it really supplemented his writing skill development. If he decides to, I would encourage him to continue writing more stories.
Mrs. Lau – Chung Chit’s mom
“After participating in the project… my son is now comfortable with showing other people his written work.”
My son has always enjoyed writing. However, he would only write in a notebook that he kept to himself. After participating in the project, Fostering Future Authors, my son is now comfortable with showing other people his written work. I think it’s encouraging for him to know that his schoolmates have read and liked his story.
I believe that after being taught to set clear goals for his story, in terms of content and characters, he became more confident in his writing. He would sometimes spend days thinking about a story, giving it careful thought, before actually beginning to write.
It is great that he is given the opportunity to exercise and improve his creative writing. It is a different experience, as he isn’t limited by writing instructions; he can write about whatever interests him.
Mrs. Ng – Ho Chi’s mom