Why Not Write Wednesday? Buried Treasure

Every Wednesday our creative writing prompt challenges you to pick up your pen and indulge your author self! 

Today’s prompt is about buried treasure: Imagine you are playing in the park and spot something shiny in the bushes. You take a stick and dig around the object and pull out a shiny golden ring. Whose ring is it? Where is it from? How old is it? What do you do next?

 

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Madera Elementary’s Recipe Writers

Madera Elementary’s 3rd-5th graders have been writing about “Secrets” this fall. They created secret identities, codes, mysteries…who knows if they will share the rest! ;)

 

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Kevin Zachary Liliana Mihn Xuan Emma Sidney & Anna hard at work!

Click on each photo to read some of their creations from a day working on secret recipes & free writing (in their own script): Continue reading

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Why Not Write Wednesday? Magic

Every Wednesday our creative writing prompt challenges you to pick up your pen and indulge your author self! 

Today’s prompt is about magic: Imagine you are out for a walk in the forest and find a magical tree of many colors. What do you do? Make a wish? Look for fairies? Gather up the leaves to make a potion?

 

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Why Not Write Wednesday? Memories

Every Wednesday our creative writing prompt challenges you to pick up your pen and indulge your author self! 

Today’s prompt is about memories: As our days grow shorter and our nights become longer, what is a favorite memory of a cozy fall evening with your family? Were you reading by the fire? Were you enjoying a meal together or just snuggling under the covers telling stories?

 

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Questions – A Gem from our Sloat Poetry Residency

Patrick, one of our Sloat Poetry Residency alumni, submitted one of his pieces from the residency to a contest and won! We are pleased and proud to reprint his poem here.

Questions

Is
rain
the tears of god?

And why hasn’t god been crying lately,
there is so much to cry about?

Why don’t fish go to preeschool, Continue reading

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Secret Writers at Glenview Elementary

Glenview Elementary’s 3rd-5th graders have been writing about “Secrets” this fall. They created secret identities, recipes, mysteries…the rest we can’t tell ;)!

Here are some of their creations from a day working on secret codes:

 

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Aidan left you clues at the bottom. Continue reading

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Why Not Write Wednesday? Languages

Every Wednesday our creative writing prompt challenges you to pick up your pen and indulge your author self! 

Today’s prompt is about languages: Imagine that you suddenly woke up in another country and no one could understand a word you said. What would you do?

 

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Why Not Write Wednesday? Dreams

Every Wednesday our creative writing prompt challenges you to pick up your pen and indulge your author self! 

Today’s prompt comes from our October newsletter – write about the last DREAM you remember.

Start a dream journal – keep it near your bed and jot down your dream right when you wake up. The ideas from your dream may help with your next story! (Check out our newsletter for other great writing ideas & subscribe to receive it every month)

 

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Why Not Write Wednesday? Creative Writing Prompts for Kids!

Every Wednesday our creative writing prompt challenges you to pick up your pen and indulge your author self! 

Post-season baseball is on our minds these days (sorry DC/Northern Virigina friends, but we are big Giants fans!).  Today is a free write – we’ll be writing about all things BASEBALL!

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Join THE WORD PARTY in Oakland!

Join “The Word Party!” at the Oakland Public Library Dimond Branch!

A FREE class for kids ages 8-13!

Do you love Why Not Write Wednesday? Celebrate WNWW monthly with us at the Dimond Branch Library (3565 Fruitvale Avenue). Each class will have a different theme – join us for one or all of them!

Info: Wednesdays 3:45 – 4:45pm
November 12 & December 10, 2014
January 14, February 11, March 11 & April 13, 2015

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