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Summer Camp and Wizards (but not in the same place)

squirrelIf you like summer camp, cute animals and clever alliteration (who doesn’t?), you’re going to love Mikaela’s The Story of Sammi Squirrel at Summer Camp.

Mikaela also added to the Fantasy Group Projects story, giving Edwinn a best friend who is also a wizard (and who wouldn’t want a best friend who is also a wizard?) We now have six writers working on this project. You (yes, you!) need to be the seventh. So go on, read what’s there then add your imagination to this ongoing story (unless, of course, you’re one of the six, in which case, you can still continue the story, you just wouldn’t be the seventh writer because it’s not fair to count you twice!)


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!

Fantasy Story Continues

mysterious stonesIf you’ve been reading this group story, you’ve got to be wondering what that stone is. Elsy, a talented new writer on the site, gives us the answer in her imaginative addition to the Fantasy Story

I like how Elsy brought in a character mentioned in the beginning of the story to help explain what’s going on now. This is an excellent example of building on what came before to keep cranking up the tension.

I also like how she used descriptive detail to make us feel like we’re experiencing what Edwinn is going through.

Fantastic job, Elsy, and welcome to All Write with Me!

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

Science Fiction Story Continues

Bfoot takes the Science Fiction Group Project to a new planet. Read about the trouble they find here then feel free to take the story further by posting your addition. Instructions on how to add to Group Projects are here. Have fun!

Read the Newest in Science Fiction

spaceBfoot uses plenty of imagination and the perfect amount of description to continue the Group Projects science fiction story. Follow this link to see where the astronaut and millionaire are heading.


New in Group Projects

With Bfoot’s contributions to the Science Fiction and Fantasy categories, both of these Groups Projects are off to an exciting start. Read about a strangely glowing stone in Fantasy and a millionaire who seems to have no place on a rocket in Science Fiction. Remember, anyone who visits the site can add to these stories. Just type  or copy/paste your contribution in the Leave a Reply box after the last submission.

Write on!

The Purple Pheonix is on Chapter 3 of The Group and has written 1,280 words! Follow this ongoing adventure by clicking on the link. (Go ahead. I know you’ll like it.)

He’s also started a science fiction story in Group projects. Anyone can jump in and add to stories posted there. Click here and scroll down to read what he’s written. You can continue where he left off by selecting the small “reply” under his beginning dialogue. For complete instructions on how to add to Group projects, click here.

Excellent work, Purple Pheonix. Write on!

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