Halloween is not a one sided holiday. This holiday is about both the naughty and the nice, not one or the other like American Christmas where the nice get presents and the naughty get nothing. Halloween is about good and evil together. In this writing activity, it is fun to imagine something good doing something bad, or something bad doing something good. The Villain helps a child or the Hero tells a lie.Continue reading
Sometimes using feelings and emotions can work to pump up your creative writing energy! For example, many people like telling ghost stories or thinking about scary things in the month of October in the United States as the holiday “Halloween” approaches. Here’s an example of writing in response to emotion, using ideas and imagery that I relate to fear:Continue reading
Hello all! Back from my fauxcation (vacations are on hold until COVID-19 is over), and I am back with another creative writing activity!Continue reading
Many teachers have used the Haiku style in classrooms, and I would say they teach it incorrectly.
Teachers will tell the class the Haiku style is a poetic structure that uses three lines. The first and last line have 5 syllables and the middle like has 7 syllables. Then, they try to get the students to write a haiku with this 5-7-5 structure without explaining why the structure exists. Lastly, students produce really bad poetry, and many of the students leave the lesson thinking that a haiku poem is easy, stupid, or have no respect for the concept.Continue reading
Many people have issues with figuring out a title for their work, and honestly, the title should be the last thing that you worry about. It’s the naming the band problem. If you sit around naming your band, your band isn’t playing music.Continue reading