Sense of Sight

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By Michelle Lynn Senters- For the next several days, you will train your brain to think like a writer. We use our five senses (sight, smell, taste, touch, hearing) to gather information about the world around us. Most of the time, we gather this information without much thought. For example, I might go outside and observe a bird sitting and […]

The Writer’s Notebook

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By Michelle Lynn Senters- Do you like to collect things? Some people collect rocks, seashells, or various items from nature. Others collect coins, stamps, or figurines. Toys, junk, books, dolls, ball point pens, and antiques. Collections come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from the typical (rocks) to the absurd (wads of chewed bubblegum, yuck). A […]

Writer’s Rest

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By Michelle Lynn Senters- Our title, “Writers Rest” is a an example of a perfect “subject-verb agreement”. Our plural subject (WRITERS) agrees with the plural verb (REST). RULE OF GRAMMAR: A singular subject requires a singular verb. Example: The boy reads. A plural subject requires a plural verb. Example: The boys read. Yes, “Writers Rest” is an example […]

Brain Boosting Superpower

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By Michelle Lynn Senters- Today, we are going to find our BRAIN BOOSTING SUPER POWER! Now, before you think this is kids stuff, let me assure you that the following activity is great for both kids and adults. What Makes KIDS ARE WRITERS DIFFERENT? Like school and other writing programs, KIDS ARE WRITERS teaches writing […]

You Are a Writer

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By Michelle Lynn Senters Welcome to the first annual KIDS ARE WRITER’S Summer Camp! Are you ready to have some fun? You have a few tasks to do today. 1. Daily Check-In: Sign in below in the comment section. Include your first name, age, location (city, state, country), and tell me what you like to write. […]

The Writer’s Briefcase

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By Carrie Charley Brown Does it feel like you are always on the go? Whether it’s a vacation, weekend road trips, travel to sporting events, or just plain waiting for Mom in the doctor’s office, the Writer’s Briefcase will offer hours of exciting writing adventures for you. You can take it anywhere and it will […]

The Write Routine

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By Marcie Flinchum Atkins- The hardest thing about writing for most writers is sitting down to write. Once you are sitting down, what do you write about? How do you get “in the mood” to write. Even people who enjoy writing find TV, sports, work (or school) gets in their way. 1. B.I.C.—Jane Yolen, author […]

The Power of Words

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By Michelle Lynn Senters- I believe in the power of words. Whether written or spoken, words have the power to teach, inspire, heal, entertain and love.  And when chosen carefully, words have the power to transform the life of the reader. Read the following words and pay attention to how you feel. I believe in […]