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Creative Writing Prompts and Exercises

Creative Writing Prompts and Exercises
The most important and underrated factor in a writer’s success is discipline. Talent and luck always help, but having a consistent writing practice is often the difference between aspiring writers and published writers. The advice we hear from agents, editors, and authors alike is always the same: Focus on the writing. However, finding the time and inspiration to write is not always easy. The Time Is Now offers a weekly writing prompt (we’ll post a poetry prompt on Tuesdays, a fiction prompt on Wednesdays, and a creative nonfiction prompt on Thursdays) to help you stay committed to your writing practice throughout the year.

THE ORIGINAL 365 DAY WRITING CHALLENGE LIST [updated] | Page 1 | 365 Days o EDIT: The prompts do not have to be done in order (although I recommend it)--you just can't repeat the same prompt. I suggest doing them in order, as it's more challenging, but if you want to take it a bit easier on yourself, post the list of prompts in your member journal and cross them out as you do them. It will not affect the prize. Thank you! I divided the prompts by week, so I will post them 4 weeks per post. Weeks 1-4... Week I 001. Week II 008. Week III 015. Week IV 022. A Wordpress Widget Perfect For Building Your PLN If you’re an education blogger using WordPress, Dell has a pretty sweet new tool for you. It’s a widget that displays a curated list of your favorite education blogs and websites. <shameless plug> We at Edudemic are honored to be featured in the widget. Here’s how it works. It’s free and a great way to show off the work of the bloggers and writers in your PLN. 1. 2. - The ability to add any blog to your own wordpress widget installation. - New feature that will auto import your blog roll to the widget. A look at the option screen for the widget. 3. 4. 5.

Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills The web is a powerful resource that can easily help you learn new skills. You just have to know where to look. Sure, you can use Google, Yahoo, or Bing to search for sites where you can learn new skills , but I figured I’d save you some time. Here are the top 40 sites I have personally used over the last few years when I want to learn something new. Hack a Day - Hack a Day serves up fresh hacks (short tutorials) every day from around the web and one in-depth ‘How-To hack’ guide each week.eHow - eHow is an online community dedicated to providing visitors the ability to research, share, and discuss solutions and tips for completing day-to-day tasks and projects.Wired How-To Wiki - Collaborate with Wired editors and help them build their extensive library of projects, hacks, tricks and tips.

So...You Wanna Be A Blogger So this is a blog. Yep. It really is, or at least I want it to be. This is a space for me to reflect, share, learn and grow with anyone who stops by. It has been a wonderful experience for me and I really do enjoy working on this. Besides the professional growth, blogs can be a wonderful addition to any classroom too. So you are thinking? Fear not kind reader! First, you are going to need a space. Blogger-This is my platform of choice. And there are apps for all these so you can blog on the go. Still confused with all the options and how to get the most of of what you choose? Ok. So you have your space all set up and you have a working knowledge of how things work. Maybe you are thinking about staying away from the personal reflection stuff (although I really, really encourage it) and you want to do just a Class Blog or have your students blogging. So how about some more resources? This is just a handful of everything I have collected about blogs and blogging.

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Writing Challenge Generator Challenges The story must involve a crown in it. During the story, a character finds out a dark secret. During the story, there is a fight. A character reveals their feelings. A character becomes furious during the story. The story ends during a jailbreak. The story must have a rabbit at the beginning. A character will send a package. During the story, a relative shows up. A character steals something, and the action has far better results than expected. The story must have a navigator in it. During the story, a famous person goes missing.

ALL ABOUT ME WRITING PROMPTS These Writing Prompts are perfect anytime to make kids feel special and to sharpen up those writing skills. * The prompts are written with a range of writing skills in mind from those pre-writers who need to dictate to the story-tellers who need extra pages. I think it's important for print to be meaningful. Included in this unit are 16 writing prompts with really cute photographs or clip art. * It's Your Birthday. I've also included a full page of lined paper for those prolific writers and an Illustration page so kids can draw along with their writing. *** Parents will love these prompts -- really nice keepsake!! If you’ve enjoyed this unit I would really appreciate it if you would rate me and leave a comment. Thank you so much. Edna Wallace: Lickety Split Lessons and Stuff You can reach me at: PINTEREST:

Journal Writing Prompts Looking for some free journal writing prompts? A situation might have arisen compelling you to record a piece of your history; to retell some of your family stories, your traditions, and highlight some of your quirky and unusual family members. What do you write about? Maybe you have considered writing your personal autobiography and need some ideas to get you started. I love to simply pick up my pencil and put it to paper without thinking too much about what I am writing about. You will probably surprise yourself and find out that there is alot more substance to you than you originally thought. Journaling Prompts: All About Me Write down your full name. Recommended Links A list of journal writing ideas to get your started. More journaling topics and ideas. Journaling Tools. How to write a journal step-by-step. More journaling prompts: the Clock is Ticking. Quack? Types of journals. What is a journal? Return From Journal Writing Prompts to the Homepage