Archive for Blogging Ideas

Creative Writing: A Black-Out Poem

But first: a 60-second poetry lesson. Though you may not know its name, enjambment is one of the most recognizable elements of poetry. Enjambment is what makes “We Real Cool,” by Gwendolyn Brooks, look like a poem (not a paragraph):
We Real Cool
By Gwendolyn Brooks
The Pool Players.
Seven at the Golden Shovel.
We real cool. We
Left […]

This Week’s Blog Ideas: Write an Editorial; Enter the NYT Found Poem Challenge

This week’s blog ideas are inspired by current events, and by The Learning Center, a New York Times blog.
1.  Write Your Own Editorial
Do you have an opinion about something?  An editorial is a short piece of writing that expresses an opinion, supported by facts, and uses clear, direct language to persuade.  Follow this link to […]

Blog Writing Prompts

If you haven’t done a writing piece yet, choose one of the prompts below. Write at least 2 paragraphs:

Explain how disappointments can have a good side. Think of two examples of times when you were disappointed, but there was a positive side to what happened.

Everyone changes as they get older. Write about how you have […]

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