Turkey Day: Write Away!


Hey guys!

Thanksgiving is coming up, and that means Thanksgiving break, and THAT means more time to write!!

Here are some fun prompts to help you get into the spirit of the turkey:

  • Dana took a deep breath and shut her eyes tight. She knew it was only a matter of time before the turkey would come to life.
  • She looked around, taking in the scene. The whole family was around the table, smiling, laughing, joking around. This was what Thanksgiving was really about. The only thing that could make this Thanksgiving better was walking up the front walk, about to ring the doorbell…
  • The turkey laugh manically, stuffing Francine’s face with mashed potatoes. “Thanksgiving, huh?” it growled, walking around the table on its stub turkey legs. “Well, let’s see how you like it!”
  • Zachariah always hated this time of year. This wasn’t how Thanksgiving was supposed to be. All about the feast, the shopping, the deals… No. There was more to this holiday, and he was going to show them. He was going to show them all.
  • Another Thanksgiving come, another Thanksgiving passed. Every year it was the same. No one to celebrate with, no family to be thankful for, and Jack like it like that. No one could hurt him that way. He liked being alone, and nothing could change his mind. Not even her.

Enjoy your holiday, guys, and for those who don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, have a radical time doing whatever you choose to do. Stay safe!

 

Much love,
Kim
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Improving Your Writing


Hi guys.

It’s been a long while, hasn’t it? Well, I’m back, and with some writing tips that I find very useful. These tips can help you write more often and better your writing, to be more and more like the professionals. For those who do not know, I start college in two months, and I will be majoring in creative writing to become an author. Hopefully I’ll learn many more tips in my classes, and I’ll be sure to share them with you all.

Tip #1: Continue reading “Improving Your Writing”

Quickwrite Ideas


Hi guys! Long time no see.

I know most of us are stuck in the middle of the school year, and believe me, I know how much that can stink. And I understand that you get busy. You want to write, but you just don’t have time.

Well, here are some quick writing exercises that will help you get your writing fill, but won’t take up too much time.

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I’m alive, I promise ;)


Hi guys! 

I realize I’ve been pretty inactive recently, and I apologize for that. It’s my last few weeks of summer, and I’m out there, livin’ it up!

…Sorta. Mainly I’ve been hanging out with friends and going to band and Vocal Dimensions practice. And, you know, occasionally working on my summer homework. I have a very busy school year ahead of me, as many of you know, since it’s my last year of high school. I probably won’t be on very often, but I’ll try to post when I can. Most weekends, probably.

Thanks for patience, guys. Ya’ll really cool people.

-deeps

Dreams Come True!


So, we all have our aspirations, right?

Why not put them in our writing?

Seriously. Say you have a crazy dream to be a professional skydiver.
Write about someone who has that profession.

Create a character that is everything you wish you could be.

Let your dreams lie in your stories.

Create a world outside of this one.

Become something wonderful.

Oh Sweet Inspiration


It’s hard to write when you’re not inspired. But how does one “get inspired?”

For me, I like to take long nature hikes through the woods or down the beach. Other times, I go for a slow, luxurious bike ride. This is a great way to see the sights and just have some time to yourself. It’s a nice way to get some thinking done.

Reading is also a great way to find some inspiration. I prefer poetry, but non-fiction and novels are also a good resource. And never underestimate the power of a well-written memoir. Sometimes other people’s lives are exactly what we need to inspire our own.

So get out there and get inspired! 

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Still Changing Lives


 

I found these on APT and I just had to share ❤

“I think it’s a beautiful thing that us Storybirders feel free to let go of all of our burdens here.

After doing so myself, reading Bittersweet, and many other books like it, I see the wonderful masterpiece we’ve created here. We’ve molded a place for the Storybirders after us to fall back on, just as the ones before us did. We are creating a place of love and peace; for some, the only place they feel safe.

And I think that’s beautiful.”

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“Storybird is like a never-ending puzzle. Each member is a new piece, which just expands the beautiful picture.

But when someone leaves, they take their peace with them. We know what the picture looks like, and we’ll always remember them, but when they leave, we lose a piece of Storybird.”

~Sweet_Pea

10 Books That Will Knock Your Socks Off


Books books books, the wonderful world of books! So many to read, and so little time.

For many of us, it’s summer. And summer means boredom. So, I’ve come up with a small list of book suggestions for tweens and young teens. I’ve read all of these books, loved them, and I would strongly recommend you read.

1. The “Erec Rex” series by Kaza Kingsley. Underground worlds? Cheating royalty? Misuse of power? The Erec Rex series has it all! Erec Rex’s life is tipped upside down when he discovers a whole new, magical world hidden underneath his own. He joins up with friends like Bethany, Oscar, and Jack to take down the evil Baskinia and save himself and the rest of the world! The first book is called “Erec Rex and the Dragon’s Eye.”

2. The “Fablehaven” series by Brandon Mull. Ugh, brothers can be annoying, and Kendra Sorenson can testify to that. But when Kendra and her brother, Seth, are sent to their grandparents’ for the summer, Kendra realizes that she depends on her brother as much as he depends on her. The Sorenson family embarks on a dangerous adventure to collect several hidden artifacts, artifacts that, if placed into the wrong hands, could mean the end of Fablehavens everywhere. The first book is called “Fablehaven.”

3. “Peter Pan in Scarlet” by Geraldine McCaughrean. What’s the word that gets things done? Peter Pan doesn’t know. But with the help of Wendy and the lost boys, he embarks on a thrilling adventure to find out just exactly who he is.

4. “Black Beauty” by Anna Sewell. Who says animals don’t have souls? Black Beauty sure does. In a tale of thrills and suffering, this valiant horse tells his life story: about the friends he made, the humans who hurt him, the adventures he tackled, and the lives he changed. This classic is sure to capture the hearts of people everywhere.

5. “The Call Of The Wild” by Jack London. Stolen from his home and family, a dog named Buck must quickly learn the harsh law of survival among the men and dogs of the gold-crazed North. His intelligence, courage, and cunning transform him into a feared leader. As wolves attack and men grow desperate, Buck must heed the call of the wild. Only the strong will survive. (description copied off the back of the book)

6. “How I Survived Being A Girl” by Wendelin Van Draanen. Being a girl is tough, especially when all your neighbors are boys. How boyish can one get without loosing what being a girl is all about?

7. “There’s A Boy In The Girl’s Bathroom!” by Louis Sachar. This is one of my all time favorite books. “Give me a dollar or I’ll spit on you.” That’s Bradley Chalkers for you. He’s the oldest kid on the fifth grade. He tells enormous lies. He picks fights with girls, and the teachers say he has “serious behavior problems.” No one likes him – except Carla, the new school counselor. She thinks Bradley is sensitive and generous, and she even enjoys his farfetched stores. Carla knows that Bradley can change, if only he weren’t afraid to try. Sometimes the hardest thing in the world is believing in yourself… (description taken from the back of the book)

8. Gary Paulsen’s “Hatchet” and “Brian’s Winter.” These two books are a survival story of a young boy stranded in the wilderness. When the skills learnt in school fail, Brian has to depend on his cunning, intelligence, and one tool: a hatchet.

9. “Mockingbird” by Kathryn Erskine. Growing up with Asperger’s is one heck of a ride for young Caitlyn. Especially when she loses her older brother, Devon, the only one who has ever supported her. Caitlyn knows she needs closure, but how can she find something when she doesn’t even know what it is?

10. “Flipped” by Wendelin Van Draanen. She’s crazy been crazy about him ever since they moved to her street. He’s been avoiding her ever since life rudely forced them into being neighbors. But when fate tosses in an unlucky gesture, everything is flipped.

Get reading!