Day 9 at North Tampa I.C.E. Writers: You Are Accepted

Today Youth Programs Director Mr. Eric returned to talk to us about what to do with "finished" writing. We'd spent the last two weeks inspired to make new writing, sharing with our peers, getting and giving feedback, and hunkered down in the revision trenches. But what next? Apparently this is a problem for a lot … Continue reading Day 9 at North Tampa I.C.E. Writers: You Are Accepted

Day 7 at North Tampa I.C.E. Writers: Let the Music Play

Ms. Mari led us on an imaginative journey “behind the music” to discover the stories behind the lyrics of songs.  We considered what might have happened just before or just after the lyrics, we tried to tell the back story or to tell the story from a different perspective.  Embedding our writing with authentic “text … Continue reading Day 7 at North Tampa I.C.E. Writers: Let the Music Play

Day 6 at South Tampa I.C.E. Writers: A Lot of Character

Another great start to another awesome week. Today, we spent the day delving deeply into Characters by pondering physical attributes, personality traits, as well as movement, dialect, thoughts, and mannerisms. Then through thoughtful questioning, our characters finally emerged so we could write about them. We ended the day comparing them to our favorite soda or … Continue reading Day 6 at South Tampa I.C.E. Writers: A Lot of Character

Day 6 at North Tampa I.C.E. Writers: In a Flash!

Youth Programs Director Mr. Eric paid us a visit today to introduce us to a new genre of writing – flash fiction. Particularly Science Fiction and Fantasy Flash Fiction. This type of writing takes the best of science fiction and fantasy and challenges the writer to keep it short – about 500 words. Examining picture prompts and … Continue reading Day 6 at North Tampa I.C.E. Writers: In a Flash!