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FIRST PAGE WRITING COMPETITION

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FIRST PAGE WRITING COMPETITION

Welcome to our inaugural writing competition at Writing Classes For Kids.

WHO CAN ENTER:

There will be three categories in the competition

8-12 year olds

13-17 years

adults

THE PRIZES

  • Manuscript assessment of the first five pages of your story
  • Great books including Letters to Leonardo by me and rivetting books in the Hazard River series by J E Fison.

COST TO ENTER

  • FREE:  There is no cost to enter this competition

HOW TO ENTER

1.Submit the first page of a story you have written.

2.You MUST submit it in this format:

  • 12 point type…Arial or Times Roman
  • double spaced (spacing between lines)
  • A4 sized page
  • 3cm margins all the way around your page

3. Submit your entry by email to Dee@deescribe.com.au

4.Please put “First Page Submission” in the subject line of your email.

5. Competition opens 17th October and closes 30th November

All works must be unpublished. The judges decision is final. 

Happy writing and Good Luck!

Dee:)

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BLAST OFF

writing classes for kids logo with web address

Today’s the day!

Writing Classes for Kids in blasting off into cyberspace…officially launched!

It’s a site I’ve spent more than twelve months developing to provide free and affordable classes and writing activities for kids and teens, and for teachers to use in the classroom. Although the lesson plans and activities are kid and teen focussed, adults will enjoy them too.

See writing is so much fun, and EVERYONE should have the opportunity to do it.

Apart from reading, how else can you escape into the wonderful world of your imagination?

Here’s what to expect over the coming months at  Writing Classes For Kids :

  1. Free Writing activities
  2. Free basic lesson plans
  3. Free Writing tips
  4. Regular blog posts about writing and getting published
  5. Detailed lesson plans to be used at home or in the classroom – can be downloaded for $5 As well as writing activities these will include extension and reflection activities
  6. Free Competitions where you can win great books and writing services
  7. An online assessment service offered
  8. E-books to come
  9. Visits from published authors who will be sharing tips too
  10. Lots of great ideas for your own author visits to schools and festivals

TOPICS TO WATCH FOR:

Teen to Adult

  1. Heroes & Villains part one – Create great Characters
  2. Heroes & Villains part two – Create a story for your Hero & Villain

Writers 8-12

  1. Writing For Fun – Picture This
  2. Writing For Fun – Pets & Animals
  3. Writing For Fun – Old Character, New Story

Future Lesson Plans

Lesson plans on the blog will be updated regularly. Here’s a sneak peak at some of the topics to be added as we go:

  • Mindmapping
  • Plotting
  • Writing Anthology Pieces
  • Grammar & Tense
  • Essay Writing
  • Story Pyramids
  • Character Collages
  • Setting
  • Dialogue
  • Non fiction beginnings
  • Fiction beginnings

If you’d like to see a lesson plan developed on a particular topic for a particular age group, please feel free to email me at: Dee*At*deescribe*Dot*com*Dot*au

STAY TUNED FOR OUR FIRST WRITING COMPETITION

 MORE NEWS LATER TODAY

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