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Kids Write

Kid Writers: “What are you writing?”

The dreaded question.  ”So, you’re a writer.  What are you writing?” Because you can’t tell the entire story that you’re writing every time someone asks you that question (especially if you’re not finished yet), you have to give them the short version.  But how do you come up with a short version? Tell people what … Continue reading »

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Kid Writers: Stuck for ideas?

So you want to write a story, but you don’t know what to write about. What should you write about when you don’t know what to write? Should you just sit around and wait for a story idea?  Boooooring. There are all kinds of ways to find writing prompts, or things to get you started … Continue reading »

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Kid Writers: Join the Young Writers’ Program in November

My daughter signed up for the Young Writers’ Program this year (her first).  Then sat down and wrote like 500 words.  Okay, November hasn’t started yet, but who am I to tell her she has to wait?  I’m not that foolish. — You’re a kid.  You’re a writer (or you just like making things up but … Continue reading »

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Kids Write: Whatever you write is a victory.

Another post for kids who write… Anything you write is a victory. Almost every writer (no matter what age, no matter how famous they are, no matter how well you think they write) has moments or even whole years where they go, “THIS IS AWFUL.” Sometimes that feeling hangs around, even after the story is … Continue reading »

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So you want to be a writer.

So you’re a kid and you want to be a writer.  Where do you start? 1) Find out what you like. Obviously, before you learned how to write, you learned how to read–by listening to your parents read stories to you or something like that. Listening to and enjoying stories tells you both what a … Continue reading »

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