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)
TOPIC: Writing Tips

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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. Darkgriffin8

    I love writing SO much. I have written a ton of books and I am on the second book in a series already (:D) I have some tips for people;
    >Don’t ever stop writing; try to fit it into your schedule for at least 5 minutes a day
    >Read the dictionary and thesaurus; I know it sounds like a bore, but it is actually gr8 b/c you learn new words/names.
    >Read other books of the genre you’re writing. Don’t cliche, but you can still model some of your books after those.
    I hope you enjoy these tips

  2. hunger games friend

    Hi there I am new but here is my first post. I plan to write something like the hunger games but it might be better I am working on it right now.

  3. gamedog37

    I hold a challeng to everyone out there who loves to read:
    You have a week. Read as many chapter books in a series as you can and then record them in your next comment.
    Good luck!

  4. gamedog37

    The one thing that inspired me to write in the first place was my imagination. All writers have some imagination in them. Mine is just plain crazy. I write all kinds of books. I write fantasy, horror,comedy action etc. Writing is my life. The STACKS has now given me extra encouragement to write.
    Give me a shout out! I don’t have any yet. My screenname is gamedog37. Can’t wait to write in the future!

  5. J

    Hi everyone,
    I am writing a 158 paged novel called ‘A Couple of Kids.’ It is about me and my best friend who find 2 wristbands that give us powers and there is a villain called ‘Short Sized Sizzle’ who is on a mission to capture all the kids in the neighbourhood and my best friend and I have to try and stop him.
    I have been a writer ever since I was little. I have been writing stories, poems and letters for my family using microsoft ever sine I can even remember!

  6. mermaidaphrodite18

    i have tons of ideas for new books and stories. also, my favourite author+illustrator is brian selznick. he draws sooooo amazing. i already got the invention of hugo cabret, now i totally have to get wonderstruck! i want it so BADLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. pandarising3

    I want to be an author when I grow up because I love to write stories. My stories are usually about adventures or school life. I hope I can become a writer someday.

  8. 494Sailor

    dude how in da sam hill do u do chats is it what im doin now?
    aanyways this is good for skool,skills and not being shy!
    Thanks the stacks members soooooooooooo much luv dis site

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