Young Writers Blog

Cracks in Cement

Hi, Kids,

Have you been thinking about places or things that give you ideas for stories? When I try to decide where the best place to find stories, I keep thinking of more and more places. Abandoned buildings, forests, thickets, under a bed, inside a hole in my desk, and in the cracks in cement.

Here’s a fun exercise if you want to try it. Find a crack in a sidewalk and draw a small circle including a piece of the crack. Then make-up a story about what is happening in the tiny town inside the circle. Have fun.

Come on in. I've been waiting for you.

Hi. How you doin’? Come on in.

Do you love to write? I do. Do you love to speak in front of groups? I do, even though my stomach is giggling like jello from nervousness. Ever been told you’re too young to write? That’s ok. I’ve been told I’m too old, but who cares.

Let’s get started. It might sound silly, but I’m watching a tree make different pictures against a blue sky and I’m creating stories about those pictures.

Tell me about what you see and make up stories about. I’ll be checking out your answers and will be back to talk about them on Tuesdays and Fridays.

I’m listening.

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