Write a poem using an oxymoron. Here are a few.
Cruel to be kind
Pain for pleasure
Give this prompt a try and have some fun!
Write a poem about the changing season.
Autumn reached her fingers out and held onto Summer’s heels breathing her chilly breath down her neck.
Once again she fought Summer but Summer fought back her breath burning, keeping Autumn at bay
but also knowing that time was running out
and soon Autumn would once again have her victory.
I just came across a new blog called A Little Spot to Write. The blog features book reviews, essays and writing prompts. One great thing about this blog is that it’s written by a teen blogger. I definitely think that this blog is worth checking out.
Well, I finished this book in less one week. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner doesn’t disappoint. There is so much action that this book reads more like a film script than a novel. The pacing is fast and each chapter ends with a tagline lending up the next harrowing moment for our heroes.
In this book the survivors of the Maze meet are forced to yet again risk their lives as they are forced to take part in another one of Wicked’s cruel experiments. Along the way they meet a group of survivors from another experiment. Each group is pitted against each other as they fight to survive. There are lots of unexpected events and betrayals making this book even more exciting than the first.
Hurry up and buy or reserve your copy today. You won’t be disappointed. The Scorch Trials is on fire!
The movie just opened last weekend and here I am reading the second book in the Maze Runner trilogy, The Scorch Trials. Of course I have to read the book before the movie comes out. It’s difficult keeping up with my reading list because many YA novels are being made into movies. I just read that The Fifth Wave, Unwound, and The Bone Season are all being made into films.
And of course Insurgent, the second book in the Divergent trilogy is also being made into a movie. So far this book is very good. New characters are introduced and we are discovering more about the power of Wicked. I think this series is really helping me understand how to develop a series. I think the key is keeping some of the old characters from the first novel and adding new characters with developed story lines in the next book. I have read only a few pages and I am already hook. I’ll write a review by the end of the week.
There were coming for me that’s one thing I was sure about. They took my best friend Tia and a few kids from school. People figured that they ran away but I knew different. And now because I know what they are they will be coming for me too…
Finish the story. Who is coming for this character? what’s her name? Does anyone else know the truth? Have some fun with this one.
Hey everyone it’s that time of year again! The Scholastics Arts and Writing Competition is underway. The Scholastics Arts and Writing Competition is a competition where students can win medals and cash awards in various areas of the arts. Some of the categories are jewelry, ceramics, drawing, painting, media arts, film, and writing. Just about any area of the arts you could imagine is open.
Poetry, short story, memoir, journalism, science fiction, fantasy, humor, flash fiction, critical essay are some of the writing categories.
I can’t get into the details of the requirements here but you should check out the website for more information. Submissions for the 2015 has just opened. The deadline is in December. Go to http://www.artandwriting.org/ for more information.
Young Arts is a teen mentorship program where teens are selected to receive master classes and up to $10,000 in awards. There are many discipline that teens may be work in. Here are a few of the areas: music, theater, visual arts, cinematic arts, writing. There’s lots of information about how to apply on the website. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity not only to take classes with people like Quincy Jones and Joshua Bell but the program allows teens to make professional contacts with award-winning mentors in the arts. Some of these mentors have won Grammys and performed on Broadway.
Why not take a stop forwards achieving your dreams of working in the arts and go for it?!!!
Here’s a link.
Here’s another opportunity to write a short story for the Chicken Soup series. This time submissions should focus on following your dreams or finding your passions.
CHICKEN SOUP: TIME TO THRIVE
If you have a story about taking time to thrive, i.e. pursuing a passion, finding your purpose, improving your wellbeing, or if you realized it was time to thrive and you did something about it, we want to hear from you. If your story is chosen, you will be a published author and your bio will be printed in the book if you so choose. You will also receive a check for $200 and 10 free copies of your book, worth more than $100. You will retain the copyright for your story and you will retain the right to resell it. Deadline December 31, 2014.