Saturday, October 18, 2014

Halloween / Writing Prompt One

Roast the Ghost One

Grade 5 and up.

Set a timer for six minutes.

Write everything a ghost did in its living life to cause it to be punished with an existence of floating aimlessly for an eternity with no friends and with nothing to do, but to mourn its many bad deeds.

Concentrate on actions, the bad things it did while alive to its enemies and friends. Try to write constantly, never lifting your pen or pencil from the page.

After the six minutes are up, highlight all the good stuff, and then write a poem, song, or story (picture book or part of a YA novel chapter) based on your notes.

Spook us out.

Inspired by a writing prompt on Berklee College of Music's Online Songwriting Webinar.

Each week, Max Tell features a few inspirational articles about poetry writing for kids
as well as his own blog posts.

To read a few of Max's poems, check out The Land of Graws.


Next topic: 
Roast the Ghost Two

What poetry question would you like answered? Point of View? Rhyme? Something of your choice? Student questions are also welcome. Your comments below would be greatly appreciated.

Bye for now and see you soon.

Have a great writing day.

Love writing, but love editing more.

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