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Do you want to belong?

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…to a “writing community?”

Do you wish you had someone to read your stories and write with? Get advice on how to submit an article or give you an honest opinion of your essay?

You need a Writer’s Group!  A group of like-minded writers who meet on a regular basis to share ideas, markets and feedback.

Wanna know how?  See my latest article, Find Your Tribe!, published in Writing Kid, then be sure to sign up for the free subscription to receive more helpful articles and contest announcements for young writers just like you!

Do you already belong to a writing community?  Share your story with us!


June 23, 2009 at 12:13 am

Wacky Wednesday

(Courtesy of foleyfeatures )

(Courtesy of foleyfeatures )

Write a story about living inside of an apple:

What would your walls look like?

What would it smell like?

Would giant worms invade your “home?”

Would you be very tiny or just live in an enormous fruit?

Share  a part of your story here in the comments! ; )

June 10, 2009 at 12:22 am 2 comments

5 Prompt Friday!

A Loong weekend to get some writing done!


Here you go – have at it!

  1. Write about the color green
  2. Reflect on the past school year and write about something you wish you did differently
  3. You take a bite into a big juicy cheeseburger and realize it is just raw red ground beef…what do you do next?
  4. Write about being accidentally locked in your favorite store overnight.
  5. American Idol executives call you up and want you to be a roadie and go on tour for a year with the final 10…

May 22, 2009 at 9:41 am

5 Prompt Friday

(photo courtesy of your prompts last week? Did you write anyway? No?! *insert scolding and nagging*

Just kidding. I wouldn’t scold. I didn’t write last Friday, either. I was on a road trip to Michigan.

But, I’m back , baby! And here are your prompts for this weekend…

  1. Write about a time when someone just snapped (lost control of themselves & freaked out.)
  2. You had a premonition…
  3. Write about an abandoned school
  4. “I opened the drapes and saw…”
  5. In the garden, the gnome blinked at me.

Have fun! Please share more ideas here.

May 8, 2009 at 1:04 am

Wacky Wednesdays!


Use one of these wacky writing prompts to kick start a story or two…

  1. You get a new babysitting job, only to find out when you arrive at the house – you’ll be babysitting chimpanzees!
  2. Your school is on an island and there is no bus – just a large pontoon boat that takes you and fellow students there.
  3. Write from the POV (point of view) of your shoe.  Is he/she happy in their job? Do they enjoy walking, skipping or jogging most? What about puddles, gum and ahem – doggy “business?”

Now get writing, but come back to share bits of your stories here! Just type them into the comments section (or copy/paste from your word document.)

Let’s see how wacky you guys really are…

February 18, 2009 at 11:26 am

Good Thoughts…

“Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.”

Benjamin Disraeli
1804-1881, British Prime Minister


Does the bad news on TV, radio, print media and overheard adult conversations got you down?  If you redirect your thoughts on great, positive, life altering things, you can make them happen!

I’m not talking hocus pocus, but the power of the mind is only effective if you speak out – or write out!

Take this long weekend, reflecting on Dr King’s speech and “dream” to write your own dream for our world, your country, your city or even your school. I found that you can connect with the greatest cynics if you write with truth and passion and conviction.

What does conviction mean? Look it up, my friends!

And, please share your dreams here with me and your fellow writers

January 17, 2009 at 4:46 am

The Write Gifts for Writers!


Making your wish list? Checking it twice? Can’t recall if you’ve been naughty or nice? Well, I’ve got the hook up that will make your stockings runneth over! Print this list and send it to Santa, or link here when sending your BFF an email, subject line: “Holiday Hints!”

  1. Books! (Of course) But these are fun, young writer-friendly and are chock full of exercises, writing tips and ideas: check out “The I Love To Write Book: Ideas & Tips for Young Writers“, by Mary-Lane Kamberg; or “Writer’s Express: A Handbook for Young Writers, Thinkers and Learners,” by Dave Kemper, Ruth Nathan and Patrick Sebranek.
  2. Have a favorite notebook that you write all of your ideas and stories into and then cringe at the thought of TYPING it all into your PC or Mac? Have no fear – It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a FLY Fusion Pentop Computer. This cool gadget transfers your handwritten stories directly from your notebook to your computer as a TYPED manuscript. Now that’s what I call a personal secretary!
  3. Engage all of your senses when writing with Smencils! 100% recycled pencils, each with a delicious scent and your school or organization can sell them in bulk and earn money as a fundraiser! Mmmm, Very Berry.
  4. Complete a novel during NaNoWriMo and know not what to do? Check out They will typeset your story and your own cover art into a paperback or hardcover novel. You can order one for bragging rights, or give the link to family so they can help support your “starving artist” status by ordering copies of your novel on-line!
  5. FREE!! Yes, Free gifts are best, especially when you’re buying. Go to and sign up for Hope Clark’s free weekly newsletter “Writing Kid.” You’ll get articles on the craft of writing and lists of writing contests delivered right to your email box.

Is there anything you’re wishing for this Holiday Season? Post it here! Maybe you’ll inspire another young writer to make their wish list and believe in holiday magic…

December 8, 2008 at 10:20 pm

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