Posts Tagged ‘creative writing’

Stone Soup Magazine
October 2018

The most remarkable part of Lena's story as a demonstration of the power of dialogue is the last quarter, where four characters respond to a traumatic event....

The Young Visiters sold 300,000 copies in 1919! And that was just in Britain! The introduction to The Young Visiters was written by J. M. Barrie, author of...

Juvenilia is the name given to creative work produced by recognized authors and artists when they were children and young adults. The late eighteenth and early...

Ballet is an art in which adults partake in a fantasy world that is more often associated with children’s stories. Nobody speaks in a ballet–the classic story...

I ran out on stage. All I could think about was dancing Illustrator Rachel Hellwig, 13, for her story Nutcracker Dreams. Published November/December...

There is a certain joy that comes from a pile of new books waiting to be read, especially going into the new year. Whether they are on the shelf at a library...

Years ago, when I was doing contract negotiations for a small advertising agency, the CFO gave me some good advice at the start. Always know what you’re talking...

The Mother’s Day Gift by Mathew Thompson, age 11, Dallas, Oregon The Clay Pot by Naomi Wendland, age 12, Lusaka, Zambia These two stories deal with the...

This writing activity is based on a very funny Kurt Vonnegut lecture on the shape of stories. In this project, students learn to develop compelling narratives...

Write a story with two lead characters. But before you write the story, write a full character development, at least two typed pages long, for each of the...