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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.

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Writing Advice from Bruce Coville

bruce coville“Follow your weirdness.”

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Writing Advice

The Chronicles of Narnia

from C.S.Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia, in a letter he wrote to a young fan on June 26, 1956

In writing. Don’t use adjectives which merely tell us  how you want us to feel about the thing you are describing. I mean, instead of telling us a thing was “terrible,” describe it so that we’ll be terrified. Don’t say it was “delightful”; make us say “delightful” when we’ve read the description. You see, all those words (horrifying, wonderful, hideous, exquisite) are only like saying to your readers, “Please will you do my job for me.”

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