Write a poem based on this picture.
Write a poem based on this picture.
We still have a lot of vacation time remaining to write our books. I just finished reading The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood. I haven’t reviewed the novel because it’s not YA. The book centers the lives of two women who as children killed a little girl. They later on meet as adults after being separated for 25 years and discover than their lives are switched. One girl was from an affluent family, the other poor but after serving time they find that each is living the other’s life.
What if you had a childhood friend who you shared a secret with? What’s the secret? And what happens when that secret is revealed?
I am reading The Last Boy and Girl in the World by Siobhan Vivian. It’s about a young girl’s whose town is being evacuated after a dam breaks and covers everything under water. It’s also a love story. I’ll let you know how it is after I finish.
I decided that after two hours of working on my own book I’ll treat myself by reading someone’s else’s book. When I return from my Va-K on July 6th then it’ll be after four hours of writing. What are your summer reads and writing goals? # teen books, # writers, # teen writers
I just finished reading Champion by Marie Lu. It’s the final book in the Prodigy series. I thought the series was over after Day discovered that he was dying at the end of the last book. He also broke it off with June, the lover of his life. In this book June is working with Arden, their country’s leader and it’s clear that Arden, the handsome young leader wants more with June. The only thing that stands in his way is Day.
This book begins with Day and June leading separate lives. Day’s text is red while June’s is black. The story is told seamlessly by their point of views. The big war between the colonies finally erupts leaving them having to fight and risk a lot in order to save the ones they love and their country.
There’s lots of action in their #teen book. It was a great book! I think you’ll enjoy it.
Write a story about this place. What is this place? Is it a doorway to another dimension? What happens when you walk into the midst of the stones? What happens? Maybe this is a place you saw in your dreams and was compelled to go. What happens once you arrive?
Be creative and have some fun.
Summer break is almost here. Have you been thinking about what you want to do over the summer? I have a few beach reads on my mind. Marie Lu’s book Champion, it’s the latest novel for the Prodigy series. I just discovered that she added another book to the series and it sound pretty good. I am currently reading The Last Boy and Girl on Earth by Siobhan Vivian. I’ll keep you posted on it.
In October the Young Arts competition deadline will approach and by December the Scholastic Arts and Writing Competition will be up so why not use the summer to tweak something you are working on? I know. I know. You want to relax over the summer. No stress. A little a day goes a long way.
I always enjoy reading the very first sentence in a novel. First words set the tone and allows us at the peek into the world that we’ve ben invited in. Below are the first words of a novel. Who is the character? What does she mean? Does she mean that the people she’s recounting are dead? What if they aren’t? What if they are not dead but gone? Write about the world of this character and what happens when she id gone too.
I just can’t do it anymore. I can’t. Blake is gone. Gunner is gone. Tish is gone. And soon I will be gone too…
Continue the story.
I just finished reading The Young Elites by Marie Yu. The novel is set in a time when swords are the weapon of choice and young girls are forced to wed by arranged marriages, and a families worth can be diminished when one of its members is considered a curse. The story beings long after the protagonist, Adelina has been cursed after she’s infected by an illness that killed many people throughout the world while leaving the survivors with “special powers”. The survivors are called “malfrettos” a cursed group of people that society fears and worships.
All Adelina wants is her father’s love but her father just sees her as the resaon for her faily’s misfortunes. He sets up and arrangement with a wealthy man from town who plans on using her for her powers. Adelina escapes and is froced to face the dangers that her uncontroled powers release to those around her. Adelina soon teams up a group of malfrettos called the Daggers, a rebel force that uses their powers to fight back against their oppresors. but even finds live with them complicated as she reveals the uncontrolable powers she poccesses.
The Young Elites is a complicated story with an intriguing protagonist. it has romance and great plot twists which will leaveyou wanting more. It’s part of a series and I can’t wait to read the next book.
Write an I’m sorry poem. Be creative and have some fun with the patten.
I also want you to turn that poem into a motion poem. Poem poetry combines poems with film creating something new and beautiful. Go to Motionpoem.com for examples.
I’m sorry that you wanted to see me cry but instead I arose like the Phoenix.
Strong and powerful.
I’m sorry that instead of making us crumble that we united and became strong.
Invincible and courageous.
I’m sorry you are so broken that the only way you can feel strong is to break me down.
Brave and Insightful.
I’m sorry most of all that in the past I allowed you to make me feel less than.
But now that will never happen again.
Here’s your teen writing prompt. Write a poem about something that gets you angry.
What Can’t We Just Get Along?
Harsh words said to hurt another.
When we are all just trying to survive this thing called life.
Trying to find our place in the world when those words crawl under our skin.
And touch our soul.
Laughter, not with us – but at us.
Tearing us down.
Why can’t we just get along?
Instead of placing labels on those who are not sure how to even label themselves?
Or beating those who are weaker or less in number or with less power with our fists.
Why can’t we just get along?
When all of us just want the same thing.
And a chance to fit into this world.
Thanks to everyone who submitted their writing on the Your Words page. I really enjoyed reading your work! Keep writing and when you’re ready enter your work into a competition. Take a chance. Good luck and happy writing.