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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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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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Writing Exercise #3: A Very Bad Hair Day Indeed

Writing Exercise: A Very Bad Hair Day 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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Museum of Natural History (and Young Writers’ Inspiration!)

“Danny and the Dinosaur” by Syd Hoff was one of my favorite books when I was little. On a trip to the museum, Danny meets a real, live dinosaur! They leave the museum together and explore the city for a day. What better way to see New York than from the neck of a dinosaur? Continue reading

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Extra! Extra! Pencil Heads Offers Fun New Writing Prompt!

Here’s a fun writing exercise for you to do at home (inspired by the Pencil Heads featured in yesterday’s New York Post).

1. Grab that old newspaper out of the recycling bin and comb through it for strange and wacky headlines. Continue reading

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