During our lesson today, we talked about keeping a journal. I told him to write about whatever — his observations, what he did, what girl he thought was cute. When I said that last part he wrinkled his nose.
"Oh, girls still have cooties?"
"Well, they won't always."
The rest of the lesson we talked about the elements of a plot and what makes a plot strong. Miles came up with a plot on the spot — something about meteors, villains, super powers. He's a sharp kid — goofy, observant and imaginative.
He told me he wants to be a fiction writer when he grows up. I asked him if he thought he'd be successful at it. His was response was "yeah" in the perfect "duh" tone.