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Opinions, please!

In the mood for some school-based, middle-grade fantasy? Do you like relatable characters who get themselves in heaps of trouble? Action and adventure? Suspense and surprises?

My third novel, How I Broke My School, is now available and I’d love to know what you think of it.

After all, I’m writing for you.

For Amazon’s book description and Amazon customer reviews, select this link.

If you’re interested, contact me at dianeowens@allwritewithme.com to receive the free ebook for reviewers. I’m looking for and would welcome reviews and opinions from teachers, parents, and kids of all ages. If you’re under 13, please ask your parents to contact me.


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.

Add to the Adventure

TeamworkAnonymous started a new adventure under Group Projects~Stories. Click on Adventure #3, read the beginning, then decide what happens next. Remember, anyone can continue group projects stories. I think it should be you.

Adventure, Science Fiction, Fantasy! There’s Something Here for Everyone

typing keyboardMikaela shares her talent and skill in three different genres today.

First, in the Adventure #2 Group Project, she leads the main character to a new setting in an unexpected way.

Then, she really cranks up the tension between Tim and Edwin in the Science Fiction Group Project with surprising secrets and accusations.

To cap it all off, she submitted Chapter Five of The Magic Sword of Trestia. In this chapter, Gemla gets something she desperately needs but also comes face-to-face with…. no, I’m not going to tell you. You should follow the link and read it yourself.

Actually, you should follow all the links. I know you’ll enjoy all three of these ongoing stories.

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.

New Adventure to Write; More Fantasy to Read

boy-holding-big-pencilMikaela started Adventure #2 in Group Projects with an intriguing blue circle. This is an excellent beginning for a Group Project because there’s already plenty of trouble and mystery and just about anything could happen next. Remember, anyone – including you – can add to group projects. So go on – read the beginning and use your imagination to decide what happens next.


kid-reading-book-on-tabletElsy continues to show her strong writing skills in Chapter 3 of Marked Five. Follow the link to see how Elsy advances the story’s action while also allowing us to learn more about the characters.

Let’s Welcome Our Newest Writer!

welcomeWhat’s the best way to welcome our newest writer? By reading and commenting on this new, ongoing story, Flight. I know you’re going to love it. Neve includes excellent descriptions with plenty of action, mystery and rising tension. Awesome job, Neve! I’m so glad you found us and can’t wait to see what happens next. 

More Auras

rainbowChapter 2 of Elsy’s Auras provides some answers, but, like any great story, these answers lead to more questions, more mystery and more adventure. Go read it now. You’ll be glad you did.

World-wide Celebration of E-books

Read an Ebook Week 2014Thousands of authors, publishers and retailers are offering free and discounted e-books to spread the joy of e-reading – including me.

From March 2 through March 8 you can buy e-book editions of Swept Up and No Ordinary Lizard for half the regular price. You can read these books on your computer, phone, tablet or any e-reading device you have for $1.50. And you can download the books to as many devices as you’d like.

 To get yours, ask your parents if it’s okay. Then, have them select this link and enter REW50 into the coupon code box.

 I hope you enjoy the books and I’d love to hear what you think of them!

Lovin’ These Fantasies and You Will Too

Elsy is off to a fantastic start on her story Auras. In Chapter 1, she launches her group of characters into a unique and mystifying adventure. I guarantee that if you read this, you’ll be begging Elsy to continue this story as soon as possible!

In the Fantasy Group Project, Elsy picks up where Mikaela left off, which is good because I think Edwinn’s going to need all the help he can get with this quest.

Thanks for sharing, Elsy. Now, why don’t you go write some more? Please? I’m begging you!begging2


Two New Submissions You Need to Read Right Now

guy downElsy starts Auras with just enough information and background on her seven main characters to make them captivating. She’s given all seven characters well-defined personalities and talents and they all come from different countries. She’s got something special in mind for these characters and I can’t wait to see where this story is heading.

Mikaela added to the Fantasy Group Project by letting Edwinn’s best friend provide some answers regarding those strange stones. She’s also set Edwinn on what is sure to be an exciting and dangerous quest.

Great Examples

yummy_tnIn Chapter Two of Marked Five, Elsy has given us two great examples: First, an effective way of introducing a new character and second, how to make sure readers keep reading.

Elsy used a list of what Ashley cares about to give us a window into this character’s personality.  This list is perfect because it includes three things that are specific and relatable.

To make sure readers keep reading, Elsy planted a very effective seed of worry at the end of the chapter. She provided just enough details to spark curiosity while still keeping plenty of questions for readers to wonder about.

Elsy also added to the Historical Fiction and Realistic Fiction group projects.

Thanks for sharing, Elsy!

A New Story Begins

Follow the link, Marked Five, to read the prologue and first chapter of Elsy’s story. I’m impressed with this submission because Elsy has created a situation and characters I’m sure you will relate to. Her descriptions are effective and her writing is clear, well-organized, easy to follow, and very entertaining.

Elsy would like everyone to know that although this set-up sounds like domestic fiction, she’s planning to add elements of fantasy and adventure.

Thanks for sharing, Elsy. I’m proud to add Marked Five to the All Write with Me library!

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

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