"If the only tool you have is a hammer, you better hope that every problem is a nail."
Extend the Computer
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(Grades 6 and up)
Don't Be Marrow Minded!
If horror or mystery is your thing then this is your website. Hook up with articles, forums and workshops that will help you write crackling horror and suspense stories. You'll also have access to long lists of spooky words such as “sepulchral", "writhe" and “Mephistophelean". Grammar, dialogue and editing sections will bring you up to speed before you can say "phantasmagoric."
Do you yearn to write poetry with a suspenseful flair? Then try a sip of poison tea (a spine-tingling form of poetry). Like to try your hand at screenwriting? They'll provide you with the know-how. Learn strategies for writing super - short mystery stories or submit your writing for online publication! It’s no mystery why young writers flock to this site.
Site Location 2
Here’s a website that’s sure to put you in the writer’s seat. “Let your creative voice bloom” is the message and bloom it does amid a harvest of writing topics that are anything but garden-variety.
“The cure for writer’s cramp is writer’s block.”
-Honore de Balzac
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Nifty ideas for both teacher and student are featured at this website. The melody here is background music and how it works on your mood. Select any type of genre from the classical field to environmental sounds (rain, wind, rain forest noises) and even space music! Learn how it affects your mood, which, in turn, trickles down to your writing. A great opportunity to become acquainted with types of music you might never even suspect existed, while adding an extra dimension to your writing.
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Did you know that children work hardest in pink classrooms or that a blue room will cause students to paint negative pictures? While you’re here, learn that red walls actually make people “hot under the collar.” This link is a must-see for fledgling writers who wish to enhance their writing with “colorful” mood and atmosphere.
The color blue has a calming effect. It causes the brain to release calming hormones.
(Grades 7 and up)
Find a cure for everything from writer’s block to writer’s cramp at this student-friendly site. The focus here is description in creative writing and how mood and atmosphere relate to it. You’ll be provided with plenty of high-voltage advice on getting more pep into your prose. Browse through the list of hyperlinks on the first page where a beehive of activities can be found. Check into E-mail chats with other authors or access the latest book reviews in the Jabberwocky Bookshop. Step into this link and find out what all the buzz is about.
"Pray take away this pudding,"
Winston Churchill commanded one night at dinner,
"It has no theme."