Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Olympics - Writing Prompt

Storee Wryter, Critique and ADDIE love to watch the Olympic Games on TV. Storee likes the gymnastics best. ADDIE likes to watch the runners compete. Critique hasn't decided on a favorite yet but it probably won't be diving or swimming. She isn't very fond of water.

Write a story about the Olympic Games. Do you have a favorite sport? Maybe you're a big fan of one or more of the athletes.  Storee is waiting to hear from you. Critique and ADDIE are too.

Post your story on the blog for a chance to win your very own GOLD SEAL awarded by the Young Voices Foundation, an educational nonprofit established to mentor young writers.

Bye for now!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Oops, I can't believe I ________! Writing Prompt

Write a story about a time you or someone you know made a silly mistake. It can be a true story or a totally made up one/ Have some fun with it!

One time Storee got all dressed up for a party. She was wearing a black skirt and a purple shirt and couldn't decide if her black shoes or her purple ones would look best. Finally she chose a pair and went to meet her friends. It almost time to go home when a girl Storee had just met tapped her on the shoulder and said, "Great outfit. I love the shoes but I'm not sure I'm brave enough to it."
Storee looked down at her feet and started to giggle. She was wearing one black shoe and one purple shoe! When Storee confessed her mistake the new girl laughed along with her and said, "I like you. You have style and a sense of humor." Storee's oops was funny, wasn't it? Which pair do you like better?

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Gone Fishing - Writing Prompt

Fishing is something everyone can do. It doesn't matter how old you are or if you're a boy or a girl. You can fish in a river, a pond, a lake, or the ocean. Of course, you must always have an adult with you and get a fishing license where required but fishing with a buddy is part of the fun and being safe means everyone will have a good time.

Write a story about going fishing. It can be true or made up. Write about the one that got away or the ones you caught and released. Did you catch something other than a fish like the boy in this picture? Maybe you didn't catch anything at all but you still had fun. Wouldn't it be funny if you did catch a bookworm?

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

When you wish upon a star .... Writing Prompt

"I wish I may, I wish I might, have this wish I wish tonight."

Often a wish turns into a dream. A dream turns into a goal.  Very often a goal can be reached with planning and a hard work. Sometimes it takes patience, understanding, and asking for help from others.

Write a story about something you wish for. Do you wish for a new bike or a baby brother? Do you wish you report card sported all As? Perhaps you wish your mother or father could come home after serving in the military. What do YOU wish for and what do you think you need to do to make it happen?