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Writer's Craft: On writing essays

On Essays – Notes from a class by Alexander Chee

From an afternoon spent talking about writing fiction and essays, these are some of the thoughts that held with me. 258 more words

Writing

How to Enter the Short Story Contest

Hey Gang,

This is how to enter the short story contest.

STEP 1: ONLINE ENTRY

Go to www.dropbox.com

  1. Log in with the email: tctefictioncontest@gmail.com and Password:  TCTEYear32…
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Writing after kids

I have been writing stories since I was eight. I can remember how proud I was when my story: “Killer Pumpkins” won the school Halloween writing contest when I was in the 3rd grade (take that, 6th graders!). 538 more words

Parenting

Alphabet Book Fun

Hey Gang,

Today we’re going to have a little fun with alphabet books. With a partner, I want you to bang out an alphabet book.  Alphabet books are one of the most basic forms of kids literature. 220 more words

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Writer's Craft: A Credo for Creativity

A manifesto, a mission statement, a credo, they all help to focus us on why we do what we do as writers and artists.

1. Say it with a Punch and a Tickle. 297 more words

Writing

Writing Prompt 8: Picture Book

Hey Gang,

Today we tried out hand at story writing. I made a comic with images but no words. I asked people to fill in the words as we went. 58 more words

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Writer's Craft Reminders

Hey Gang,

As we tweedle our way into the new year, I want to make sure you don’t lose track of what’s coming up and when. 39 more words

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