I won’t be posting this week but I will be posting next week. Catch up on your writing and check up on some of my previous posts. I know that many of you will be having Spring Break so use that time wisely. I plan to catch up on my writing and try to figure out why WordPress isn’t allowing me to post pictures.
I also want to start reading a new book. Maybe I will have to check on Tom Green’s Fault of Our Stars.
Write a haiku about today. Haikus have a 5, 7, 5 pattern.
Ode to Spring
The warmth of the sun
It’s long fingers touching me
As flowers waken
Write about this place. Who lives there? Why did you go there? Were you running from something?
This world was frozen because of me. I didn’t mean to do it but it happened anyway. How did this world become frozen? why lies beyond the waterfall within that cave? We have Frozen and The Chronicles of Narnia both telling stories of frozen cities. What’s your version of the frozen city story?
Write a story about this place. Who lives there and how did you find this place.
Write a story about this place.
The Sundance Institute has a film and writing contest for filmmakers/writers 13 years and older. The film competition is called The Sundance Short Film Competition. In this competition filmmakers are required to make a short film about hunger or poverty. The film and be up to 8 minutes. The film must focus on hunger or poverty and can be a documentary, fiction or experimental film. Five winners will be chosen.
Here’s the great part! The prize is $10,000 and an all-expense trip paid trip top the Sundance Film Festival.
Deadline is July 1, 2014.
For the writing part of the competition writers can submit a short story about hunger or poverty. The prize is $1000 for the five finalists. One writer out of the five finalists will have his/her story produced and will be invited to the Sundance Film Festival’s premiere of the film.
Click on the link below for more information.
I guess this isn’t a writing tip. It’s more like a reading tip. I just discovered that there are a few YA novels that have been made into movies and the films are coming out soon. Hurry up and read the book BEFORE you see the movie.
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
The Fault of Our Stars by Thomas Green
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Click on the link for a complete list.
Write a story about an April Fool’s Day crank that goes wrong.
You decide to go shopping and take the elevator. All of a sudden the elevator starts to drop then abruptly stops. Soon the lights go out. Describe this scene as one by one people start to panic. Who is with you in the elevator and how does each person react.
Describe the scene.