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Friday Freewrite: If clothes could talk

Friday, July 24th, 2015

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Today’s prompt comes from a recent Daily Writing Tip!

Most people have a favorite pair of old shoes, or scruffy trousers they’ve worn for years, or faded T-shirts they tie-dyed at summer camp.

What do you think those clothes would say if they could talk? Would they have their own little cultures and communities in your clothes drawer? Would they tire of being worn day in and day out?

Write about an important event in your life from your jumper’s point of view. Or a love poem from one sock to another.

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Friday Freewrite: Shout!

Friday, July 17th, 2015

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Think about the last time you wanted to shout about something. Now use lots of capital letters and YELL WITH YOUR WRITING!

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Friday Freewrite: Fireworks

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Friday Freewrite: Should backyard fireworks be legal?

July 4th saw a number of injuries and at least one death due to improper use of fireworks at someone’s home. Should backyard fireworks be legal? Why or why not.

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Friday Freewrite: Mealtime

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

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Remember a mealtime that was filled with emotion–humor, anxiety, sadness. Retell it so that readers can see, hear, taste, and smell it as if they were there. Make them feel what it was like.

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Friday Freewrite: Mud

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Friday Freewrite: Mud

What if you had an alien pen-pal who’d always lived on a spaceship with no dirt, and she asked what mud is like. How would you describe it to her?

Also, June 29th is National Mud Day! If you’d like, you can share a mud story with others. Submit your writing here!

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Friday Freewrite: Dear Mom and Dad

Friday, June 19th, 2015

Friday Freewrite doorway

Imagine you are one of the kids in this photo then finish this letter:

Dear Mom and Dad,

We’re SO sorry for what happened. It all started when…

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Friday Freewrite: Space Station

Friday, June 12th, 2015

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If you are in charge of a brand new space station where 10 people will live and work, how do you decide who is accepted if you have over 100 applications?

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Friday Freewrite: Baseball

Friday, June 5th, 2015

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Describe a baseball game from the baseball’s point of view.

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Friday Freewrite: Casting director

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Friday Freewrite! Pick a movie you've seen and enjoyed. Now, recast the characters with people you know. Explain why you chose who you did for each role.

Pick a movie you’ve seen and enjoyed. Now, recast the characters with people you know. Explain why you chose who you did for each role.

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Friday Freewrite: Cloned

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Friday Freewrite! What if you created clones of yourself?

What if you created clones of yourself? Show how you and your other you’s would interact while doing an activity together.

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