January 20, 2010

Live Chat: Future Writers

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We know that many of you are amazing writers and plan to be authors when you grow up. The STACKS supports you 100%! So the topic for the next live chat will be writing tips for all you future authors (and current authors!) out there. Come to the chat and share your tips and ask your questions for other kid writers. Where do you get your inspiration? How do you come up with good plot and character ideas? What do you do when the dreaded writer’s block hits? Come to the chat and talk about writing with us.

BTW, STACKS staffers have met lots of published authors — it’s one of the perks of working at Scholastic — and we will be sharing some writing tips that we’ve picked up from them.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 6-7 p.m. ET (3-4 p.m. PT)
WHERE: THE STACKS
TOPIC: Writing Tips

NEW!!! Sign up for our Live Chat reminders and we will send you an e-mail a couple days before the chat to remind you to join!


UPDATE: Thanks for joining the chat! Here’s the transcript. We will be announcing the date and time of the next chat very soon!

  1. Meghan - Luv_Trees

    WOW!!! I cant wait to come to this chat and talk about my ideas and listen to everyone elses!!!
    I am also very happy about the e-mail option!!! I always forget about the chats, and now I can get e-mail reminders!!! WOOHOO!!! :) I always am excited for wonderful changes that the STACKS makes!!! :)

  2. aliciaurbestie

    im not a wrighter, reader, math person, scientist, historian or anything like that I AM A CHEERLEADER, DANCER, SOCCER PLAYER N A SHOPPER!!!! I LOOOOOVVVEEE SSHHOOPPEE!!!!!!

  3. Emii

    Ooh, I can’t wait! I’m writing my first novel right now — it has 56,000 words… I’d love to give and learn some tips! :D

  4. Husky32

    Ooh! A live chat about future writers…Yay! Finally a chat about my most favorite thing in the world: writing! (besides horses, huskies, and wolves, that is). I was just writing a story a minute ago, “Thunder, Awakening Star”…It’s going to be a great book, so I’m looking forward to sharing it in the chat!

  5. grkgrl246

    i’m in third grade and i started writing a story on the computer. my teacher told me that i am in the high writing group.i have always wanted 2 be an author i came 2 every live chat with author of the how i survived middle school series nancy krulik
    in 2nd grade i was in the s group but i guess since i moved up a grade it got harder

  6. obiwancrazy

    YES YES YES YES YES! I will come to this live chat!!! (Or at least, I will try, and then possibly forget, like I do with all the other ones) But seriously being a writer is my dream! :)

  7. Casy

    what is p and r that is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooostrange. i have colours at my school.

  8. Daisy09

    to be a good author you have to have a good imagination. you need to see things in a different way than other people. its not hard to be a good author as long as you TRY, and try as hard as you can possibly try.

  9. Nichole

    i usually HATE chatrooms but this is fun.. i am trying new things as my sister tell me to do. i live with her so shes like my mom. i used to not like christmas but now i love it. My sister makes christmas really fun. shes going to have a baby boy in 2 weeks. so now im having to stay home alone alot. its kinda fun. and im startin to like chatrooms. :) my brother in-law is really neorvous so he is with her all the time. so im stuck with my dog..
    bye all! :) ~Nichole

  10. southernbells45

    this is kinda fun the whole stacks thing.. i dont know anyone who has one. but i guess its cool. i am all alone here. so i guess i just need someone to talk to other than the people im around all the time.

  11. Victoria D.

    Hey, i’ve had a great past reading week, first i was in P since 2nd grade I am in 3rd grade now and you have no idea how easy it was for me so I kept asking to get assessed. For almost two weeks i wasn’t and finally she tapped me on the shoulder while I started reading my P book, then I turned, she gave me a signal. As I walked a feeling of nervousness filled my body,I and my teacher knew I was definitely in Q . when I read through the assessment smoothly no problem. Then she asked me,”Do you want to try the R assesment?” I was shocked, I wanted to scream YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but instead I said something like,”If you want to.” Guess what happened, no problem, and know I’m the only one in R meaning I am in the highest level. By the end of 3rd grade I will well at least I hope I am in S the highest my teacher allows in her class. Love, Victoria D.

  12. Taylor431

    AWESOME!! i have honestly wanted to becum an author ALL my life! exceot when i was five.. i wanted to be a cat vet….

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