Author Archives: Andrea

Dog Writes Book!

  Who knew dogs could write? The publishing community is celebrating the first book ever written entirely by a dog. The author is Zuzu, a 2 year-old Collie mix, pictured in her author headshot above. The book, entitled “Diary of … Continue reading

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Writing Exercise #5: Fly on the Wall

I wish I was a fly on the wall.Your writing assignment (should you choose to accept it) is to write a story from the perspective of a fly. Be the fly on the wall. Continue reading

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Write a letter to Japan

Write a letter to children in Japan to help lift their spirits after the recent earthquake and tsunami. Continue reading

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Join Script Frenzy!

FADE-IN: 14 DAYS FROM TODAY INT. YOUR ROOM – AFTERNOON A young writer (you) sits down at the computer to begin writing a brilliant, hilarious, fun, slightly (but not too frightening) scary screenplay with several heartbreaking (but not too sappy) … Continue reading

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Writing Exercise #4: Finding a Broken Piece of Rainbow

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Ready to write a story? Imagine that, on the way to school, you find a broken piece of rainbow in the gutter. You pick up that piece of rainbow and put it in your pocket. What … Continue reading

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Seriously Cool: The New York Writers Coalition

New York Writers Coalition youth writers workshops Continue reading

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Writing Exercise #3: A Very Bad Hair Day Indeed

Writing Exercise: A Very Bad Hair Day Continue reading

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Writing Advice from Madeleine L’Engle

Writing Advice from Madeleine L’Engle Continue reading

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Writing Exercise for Kids #2: The Sneezy Caveman and the Pickle-Eating Wombat?

Pencil Heads Prompt (Think of it as yoga for your brain, but you don’t have to be nearly as flexible.) Continue reading

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Where do titles come from?

I don’t know about you, but I think that coming up with titles can be hard. We want them to be as exciting as the stories we write– but not boring and obvious at the same time. Continue reading

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