What brings you joy? The Oxford American College Dictionary defines joy as “a feeling of great pleasure and happiness”. Synonyms for joy include: jubilation, triumph, exultation, rejoicing, happiness, glee, exhilaration, exuberance, elation, euphoria, bliss, ecstasy, rapture, enjoyment, felicity, joie de vivre, jouissance, thrill, delight, pleasure, merriment, thrill… What brings YOU joy? Is it the sound of rain […]
Dialogue is simply the conversation between two or more people within a story. Writers use dialogue to: move the plot forward reveal the relationship between characters increase tension reveal character show how someone feels ACTIVITY Today, you will write a dialogue between two characters. You do not need to write the full story. Choose one of […]
Yesterday, we talked about the power of words You wrote a letter offering love and encouragement to someone you care about. Click HERE to see yesterday’s prompt, “Words Worth Keeping“. Today, you are going to use powerful words to encourage yourself. Adults quickly forget the joys, hopes, and dreams of childhood. You are going to help your […]
Under my bed, there is a box which holds some of my most precious treasures… items from my childhood, handmade gifts from my daughters, awards, family antiques, photos… and a stack of letters from those who care about me. Though the letters and envelopes are old and worn, the words of love continue to encourage me today. When […]
When newscasters, screenwriters, and movie directions use the term, “on location”, it means they are filming at the physical site of the story. Writers can bring their readers “on location” by describing the setting. The setting may include: geographical location (city, state, and/or country) description of location conditions (socio-economic or environmental conditions) time historical context seasons […]
Find a creative way to combine the four items above into a fantastic, adventure story.
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As writers, we must be great fishermen. Yes. Fisherman. In other words, we must “hook” our reader and convince them to keep reading our story. We do that by creating a great first line. Read the following first lines and see if they grab your attention: “It was a bright cold day in April, and […]
By Michelle Lynn Senters Writing Prompt of the Day 1. IMAGINE: During a recent visit to your Great Aunt, you snuck away from your family to explore her grand, old house. A long stairway took you to the attic, which contained furniture, trinkets, toys, books, and clothing from long ago. Something caught your eye… 2. QUESTION: […]
By Michelle Lynn Senters Where do good story ideas come from? EVERYWHERE! Writers find ideas for characters and stories from everyday life. Perhaps your sister creates an epic mess in the kitchen. Story idea. Perhaps you see two people having an argument while you are walking at the park. Story idea. Perhaps you see a tiny ant […]
By Michelle Lynn Senters Welcome to the 2nd Annual KIDS ARE WRITER’S Summer Camp! Here is what you should know: KIDS ARE WRITERS will post a writing prompt or activity every day (Monday-Friday) throughout the month of July. These activities are designed to educate and inspire you to write with passion and creativity. Take a look at […]
By Michelle Lynn Senters- Good morning, fellow writers! What is your weather like today in your part of the world? Chilly? Foggy? Rainy? Do you feel a warm, sea-salt breeze coming off the ocean? In Colorado Springs, we are under a foot of snow with another storm on the way. It is the kind of snow that causes […]
KIDS ARE WRITERS is back online after undergoing a HUGE make-over. Take a look around and check out all the changes. BE SURE TO SIGN-UP FOR FREE MEMBERSHIP! (See form to the right.) Even if you signed up before, you must sign up again. Our old contacts were erased when we switched sites. To celebrate […]
CONGRATULATIONS! You made it through summer camp. Whether you joined us every day or just a few times, I am very proud of your efforts. In fact, I’m a little sad it is all over. You inspired ME! To celebrate, I created a “badge” you can post to Facebook, Instagram, blog, or other social media sites. […]
It’s time to celebrate! You all did a marvelous job at KIDS ARE WRITERS Summer Camp. I am so proud of all of your efforts. The following pieces of work were either submitted for publication or were found in the comment sections after the prompts. Please take the time to read and comment on one another’s […]