This article will help your child (or anyone) master the tricky skill of writing a mechanically correct paragraph. I originally wrote this article, with tips from an interview I conducted with teacher, blogger and author Ruth Daly, to pitch to magazines. But after being rejected by a respectable parenting magazine because the information is “too specific,” I decided I would make it available to anyone who wants it (please print it . . . “for free”) here on my website, rather than make it less specific for publication elsewhere. Yes, this is specific information, that is useful! The steps to writing a paragraph listed in here are tried (and tried and tried) and tested and they work. Happy writing!