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Two Additions and One New Group Project

author at workMikaela’s been busy writing and I’m pleased to say she’s sharing it all right here. Follow the links to read the additions then leave a comment to let her know what you think. I’m sure she’d appreciate it!

Read Chapter Five in her newly revised The Magic Sword of Trestia.

Read four new entries to The Spark Diaries.

Mikaela also started a new group project about a “tweetbird’. You’ll find it under Group Projects, Humor #2. Follow the link then select “Leave a reply” to continue this story.

Incredible work, Mikaela – as always!

Fantasy Group Project Alive and Well

teamworkMikaela has answered Annie Song’s plea to save the Fantasy Group Project with a time guard mouse. I can’t help but wonder what will happen next! Thanks, Mikaela. I was missing this story, too.

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!

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.

Adding to Group Projects

groupPlease make sure you read the entire string of comments and continue the story after the last comment. A note to Komali2: I received your addition to the Mystery Group Project but didn’t post it because it wasn’t at the end of what had already occurred in the story. You’re more than welcome to add to the end of any group project, start a new one, or submit your own story. Thanks for understanding.

How to Start a Story

great jobBeginnings can be tricky because you have to decide what information to share and what to hold back. You want to tell your readers enough so they’ll understand the type of story you’re going to tell but you also want to hold back some secrets to keep them reading. If you’d like to see a well-written example of what to include in the beginning of your story, read Mikaela’s prologue for God is Now Here. She includes everything a good beginning should include and she does it in less than a page. Well done, Mikaela!

Mikaela also added to the group Mystery story and it’s getting really, really good. You should go read that too. Then add to it because I can’t wait to see what happens next!

When imaginations come together. . . cool things happen

surprising elementsMikaela’s been busy! She’s added to several group projects, including:

two stanzas to the group poem Unicorn

three trials to the Fantasy group project

and… and…

well, she also added quite a fantasy element to the Historical Fiction #2 group project. A bit unexpected. But it also struck me as extremely funny because.. well, because it was so unexpected! You should check it out. Maybe you could add more elements from other genres to this story? I think it’d be fun to mesh all the genres together. Fun to write. Fun to read. Of course, as always, it’s all up to you guys. (But I think you should do it. Really. Please?)

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.

Group Poetry and an Idea for All Write with Me’s Birthday Celebration

teamwork clipartNeve has risen to the challenge and continued the group poem, Unicorn, with two awesome verses. Follow the link to see how she did it.

birthday-partyAwhile ago, Elsy asked for suggestions on how we might celebrate the site’s birthday, which is February 4. Mikaela responded by suggesting a writing contest. I’d like to know how everyone feels about this idea. Feel free to comment below.

Impressive Poetry!

unicornMikaela added two verses to the group poem, Unicorn. Follow the link and read the poem out loud to hear its rhythm, tone and pacing. Then, consider writing the next verse. Remember, anyone can add to group poems. Excellent job, Mikaela!

The Mystery Continues

mysteryMikaela added to the Mystery Group Project by having the strange female figure speak. 

The First of Many (at least I hope so)

unicornMikaela submitted the first verse of the first poem for our Group Projects Poems. The poem is called Unicorn. Follow the link to read it, add to it or leave a comment.

New Addition to Group Projects

poetryMikeala came up with a fantastic idea for Group Projects: working together to write poetry. Someone would write the first verse, then someone else would write the second verse and so on. She’s done this with her friends and I think it sounds like a lot of fun.

So I’ve added a new section called Group Projects~Poems. You’ll find it listed over there on the right – keep scrolling down!

To get started, select this link: Instructions. You’ll find some topics you could write about, but don’t feel like you’re limited to these topics – you can start a poem about anything you wish, as often as you’d like. Just remember that if you’re starting a new poem, give it a title so I can list your poem under the Group Projects~Poems section for others to discover, read and continue.

Thanks for the suggestion, Mikeala – I love it!

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.

A FANTASTIC Idea and More Mystery, Too!

Elsy suggested a fantastic addition to the site: Polls you create for your own writing submissions. This is an excellent way for you to find out how others feel about your story, submission and/or writing. You can ask readers things like: Who is your favorite character? What is your favorite chapter? What do you think should happen next? For nonfiction, you could ask questions like: What fact did you find most interesting? What new thing did you learn? What else would you like to know about this topic?

I could go on and on, but as the writer, it’s really up to you. You create the poll’s question and the answer choices, then I’ll post the poll at the end of your submission. If it’s an ongoing story, I can post the poll wherever you’d like readers to tell you what they’re thinking.

Then, you can find out how readers are responding by selecting “View Results” at the bottom of your poll whenever and as often as you’d like.

If you’d like to add a poll to your submitted writing, you’ll need to include the following:

  • One specific question – this will be the title of the poll and what readers respond to
  • A few answers for readers to choose from – three to five choices would probably be ideal; but again, it’s up to you.

Fun, right? And it’s great information for every writer to have!

Not only did Elsy come up with this great suggestion, she also added to the Mystery Group Project, giving the main character a reason for being down in the basement while continuing the eeriness introduced by Mikaela. You should go read that, then add to the story. After that? I’m looking forward to posting some great polls, so you should get busy on those, too!

It’s a Mystery

mysteryToday Mikaela added a mysterious character to the Mystery Group Project, which means we now have three writers working on this story. If you’d like to be the fourth, go here to find out how. It’s easy and fun and something you should definitely do right now.

Elsy told Mikaela what she thinks might happen next in The Magic Sword of Trestia (go to the end to read the comments) and Mikaela would like to hear what you think of her Science Fiction Novel so far. Follow the link and leave her a comment in the “Leave a Reply” box.

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.

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 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.

Another Group Project

octopusMikaela has started a new story under Fantasy Group Projects which I’ve cleverly called Fantasy #2. There are sailors and shipwrecks and whirlpools and mermaids. And if that’s not enough to get you excited, there’s also an evil emperor octopus. I know Mikaela would love someone to jump in and continue this story. Why not you?

The Fantasy Continues

elfEdwinn and Halo are off to see the elves. Read Mikaela’s latest addition to the Fantasy Group Project to find out why.

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.

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