Monday, December 18, 2017

On Your Marks, Get Set, Write! RRVWP Writing Marathon at NDCTE 2017

On Your Marks, Get Set, Write! 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017, started like any other day, but around 2:00, the English teachers at the 2017 North Dakota Council of Teachers of English trained for a writing marathon and subsequently wrote a writing marathon around Mandan and Bismarck.

Writing marathons are a signature National Writing Project activity in which writers explore places as writers do, by writing!

If you too would like to train for a writing marathon, find the RRVWP writing marathon training resource on Youtube

Remember that one should never write a marathon without training first!

Written by Erika Dyk

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Saturday Morning Writing Prompt: Winter Holidays

It’s holiday season, to state the obvious. Capture the sounds, sights, tastes, smells, and feels of the season using only similes and metaphors.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Saturday Writing Prompt: Your "Favorite Things"

Take a look at the lyrics for “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music. Write a new version for yourself, or pick a book character and imagine what he/she would list as favorite things.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Saturday Morning Writing Prompt: Disneyfy it!

Disney has a knack for choosing somewhat dark stories and turning them into a “happily ever after” event. Think of an edgy book, TV show, or movie, and imagine it “Disneyfied.” Write about it.