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A Major Revision and a New Writer

thumbs up winkMikaela has done an awesome, awesome job of revising the first four chapters of her story, The Magic Sword of Trestia. Excellent job, Mikaela. I can’t wait to read the rest! By the way, I replaced the first version of this story with this new revision but I didn’t remove any of the comments. This is kind of confusing (since some of these comments no longer apply) but I didn’t want to remove the comments because they might still be helpful to Mikeala.

I’d also like to welcome our newest writers, Wilson and Georgia. Wilson and Georgia have used a random word generator to help them create This Story. (Wilson and Georgia, please supply the title for this story so I can give it its proper name.) Random word generators are a great way to get your ideas flowing. Here’s a link to the one these writers used if you’d like to give it a try: http://writingexercises.co.uk/take-three-nouns.php.

Welcome New Poet

welcome mat clip artGemx_the_writer started a great, new poem under Group Projects-Poems, called Time. Follow the link to add to the poem. Welcome to the site, Gemx!

Powerful Poetry

welcome butterflyPlease help me welcome our newest writer, Layla Hoffman, by reading and commenting on her inspirational poem, I Have Met the Darkness. Go ahead. Select the link. You’re going to love it.

I’m glad you found us, Layla!

Welcome New Writer

welcome matAnnie Song has added a lot of imagination to the site. Check it out.

The Dust Bunnies

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I love your details and descriptions, Annie. Welcome to All Write with Me. I’m glad you found us!

New Poem

poetryAh, poetry. Perfect words arranged in the perfect order to create the perfect tone, the perfect rhythm and the perfect feeling. Read The Shack of Decision and see how Anne also uses poetry to show how different people respond to the same thing. Perfectly. Welcome to the site, Anne and thanks for sharing!

Welcome New Writer

welcome bouncy headsPlease help me welcome our newest writer to the site, WolfyAwesome. WolfyAwesome is a talented writer with a flair for descriptive language. But don’t just take my word for it. Go read WolfyAwesome’s addition to the Adventure #2 Group Project and see for yourself.

Inkwolf also shows her flair for descriptive language in her newest ongoing story, The Long Road. With mighty animals facing unknown dangers, it’s a powerful beginning to what promises to be another exciting story from Inkwolf.

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It’s been awhile…

purplepheonixPurplepheonix, one of the very first to share his stories on All Write with Me, showed up yesterday to continue the first Adventure story in Group Projects.

Welcome back, Purplepheonix. I’m happy to see/read you here.

Welcome New Writer & More Annavava

welcome_green_1Please help me welcome our newest writer, Bunnie, by reading and commenting on her story, The Wind. I’m so glad you found us, Bunnie. I love your story and can’t wait to find out what happens next.

Mikaela posted Chapter Three of Annavava. Follow the link for lots of magical surprises.

Welcome New Writer

welcomeTrista, a new writer on the site, teamed up with Mikaela to write the entertaining ongoing story, War of the Two Worlds. In this first chapter, you’ll meet Daniel, a 16-year-old boy, and Fyre, a sprite from another planet who has some awesome powers.

Welcome, Trista. I’m happy you’re here. Mikaela, I’m glad you found a writing partner and that you’re sharing your story on the site. I’m looking forward to whatever happens next. You both have great imaginations!

Welcome New Writer and More Marked Five

welcomePlease help me welcome Ink Wolf by reading and commenting on this writer’s ongoing fantasy, Misty Island. I know you’re going to love Ink Wolf’s imagination. I do! Not only are there wolves (one with wings and two tails) but there’s also a dragon teacher – yay! – a sea monster (who seems to be a bit clumsy) and some dangerous shadow creatures determined to destroy and conquer everything. Wow, right? I’m so happy you found us, Ink Wolf, and can’t wait to read more!

In Chapter 5 of Marked Five, Elsy shows us what happens to Barney and how Ashley and Chris help him out of it.

Follow the links to read these great fantasies and remember to comment – I know both authors would love to hear what you think of their work!

New Writer, Group Project Addition, Reader Poll, More Auras, New Ongoing Story

wowHelp me welcome our newest writer, Sohaina, by reading and commenting on this writer’s first submission, My Pets. Sohaina’s pets come from two different countries and sound like a lot of fun. Welcome to the site, Sohaina, and thanks for sharing. I hope you have a good time here. I’m looking forward to reading more of your writing!

Also…

Neve introduced a dragon to the Fantasy Group Project. (Thanks, Neve! I LOVE dragons!)

Mikaela created our second reader poll for her ongoing story, The Magic Sword of Trestia. She came up with a great question for this poll and you should go answer it now by following the link.

Elsy submitted Chapter 5 of Auras. I love how Elsy is building up to the approaching trouble from Jet and Zephyr, while also building on the trouble the main characters are currently having with their auras. Problems on so many levels makes for readers reading fast and wanting more!

Elsy has also started a new ongoing story, St. Charles Academy. You’re going to love her funny, highly-relatable main character and you’re going to love this character’s new school even more.

Lots of great writing again today! Remember to comment and let the writers know what you think.

Welcome New Writing Team (and some other things)

team_workThis is awesome! Five writers – Elsy, Mimi, Sophie, Patti and Bunnie – have come together to create and develop this new, ongoing story, Wings and Other Stuff. I think it’s going to be a very compelling fantasy. Follow the link to read the introduction and let them know what you think. Welcome to the site, everyone! And thanks, Elsy, for inviting your friends. I hope you all have a great time.

See Neve’s response to Mikaela’s suggestions for Neve’s story, Flight (posted at the bottom of the story).

Elsy continued the Adventure #2 Group Project by introducing a new character in a mysterious way, and the Fantasy Group Project by using an existing character in a humorous way.

Thanks to all of you for making this site grow bigger and better every day. You amaze me.

Welcome Christian!

school-kids-schoolhouse-thumbChristian, our newest writer on the site, does a great job sharing what his school day is like in his narrative, What I Do in School. He also continued the Fantasy Group Project (which means we now have seven writers working on this story -WOOT!) Christian is Mikaela’s 7-year-old brother (which means we also have another family working together at All Write with Me – DOUBLE WOOT!). I’m so happy you shared your writing and imagination, Christian. I hope you have a good time here!

Neve’s looking for suggestions for her next chapter of Flight. Follow the link to see Mikaela’s advice (posted at the bottom of the story) and offer your own suggestions.

New Writer Shares Writing Assignment

rainSee how Anne, age 12, pulls readers in by changing a “telling” sentence into a “showing” scene. It certainly worked for me! Anne’s strong verbs (pelted, squeezed, escape) and powerful images (gloomy darkness, fuzzy pink blanket) made me feel like I was right there with her.

Follow the link Camping Trip: Show Don’t Tell to see how this writer turned “telling” into “showing.” Then let Anne know if it worked for you too by leaving her a comment.

Excellent example of turning a drab sentence into a feeling moment, Anne. Welcome to the site!

Welcome Cassandra!

miraclesOnce again, I’m impressed by the talent of a young writer. To see how this writer makes readers care about her characters, read Cassandra’s Miracles. Cassandra’s characters work because she shows us different sides of them: what makes them great and what makes them less than great. This not only makes her characters more real, but it also practically guarantees that most readers will recognize some part of themselves inside these characters. And that’s what makes us care.

Great job, Cassandra, and welcome to the site!

Welcome New Writer

pencilMegan N. shared her talent on All Write with Me today and I’m so glad she did. She’s been busy, too. Read her additions to the site by clicking on the following links – also, let her know what you think by posting a comment, or two, or three.

Better yet, let her know what you think, then add your own imagination to the Group Projects stories – everyone’s additions are welcome, including and especially yours.

Welcome, Megan. I admire your imagination and am so happy you found us!

P.S. This is not really a picture of Megan’s pencil. I’m sure she doesn’t bite hers. I picked this image because I’m assuming that if she does use pencils, she uses them until they’re gone. Like this one.

Now, on to the links:

For Plots – great ideas

Group Projects

Welcome All Writers!

If you’re here for Encourage A Young Writer Day, you’ve come to the right place! Take a look around. Read what others have written. Let them know what you think. Write something of your own.

I’m glad you’re here.

Have fun!

Welcome New Writer

Please help me welcome Shiloh313, who shared the poem, Over and Under. This poem’s repeated phrasing reminded me of waves lapping against a beach – a nice break from the midwest’s latest snowstorm and bitter cold winds. Thanks for the image, Shiloh313, and welcome to All Write with Me!

A new writer on the site

Please help me welcome our newest writer, Lillyann E. Her first story on the site is called My Blanky. Follow the link or look for it under Your Writing. Leave her a comment to let her know what you think and help her feel welcome. I’m glad you’re here, Lillyann, and I hope you have fun!

Welcome Elizabeth & Kaden

I’m happy to welcome two new writers to All Write with Me – Elizabeth B., 7th grade, and her brother Kaden B., age 10.

Elizabeth submitted Champions in Friendship, a great story about the value of friends, and Dolphins, an oral report filled with fascinating facts on these intelligent creatures.

Kaden submitted a well-written poem about changing weather, Rainbow.

Follow the links to read their submissions. Then feel free to welcome them to the site by leaving them a comment.

I love to hear from you

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Hello to Mrs. Wherry’s class

I’m happy to see you here and I hope you have fun! Write on!!

Welcome to Mrs. Brewers’ & Mrs. Doxstader’s classes

Hi everyone! Hope you have a good time while you’re here. Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.

Hello to Mrs. Smith’s class

I hope you have fun here! Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.

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