Yesterday we had our second meeting of the Lost Tools of Writing group (consisting of Aravis, Mariel and me). The girls turned in their issues (writing topics) and ANI charts. One of the issues concerned personal experience and the other considered the actions of a legendary figure, Havelock the Dane. These two sorts are researched differently, so we talked about that.
I required them to list ten items for each group-- affirmative, negative and interesting. It seems to be easier to come up with 'interesting' items than the other two. One of the girls did not complete her lists, and the other said she was grasping at straws by the end. We decided to write down 'interesting' things until something for or against came to mind, and then look at the interesting items and see which of them might be changed into for or against.
Next week we will begin the Arrangement lessons.