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SPOILER WARNING: It’s time to talk about “The Long End” in spoilerific detail with Paul McCusker

May 22nd, 2019

Paul McCusker (left) with host Chris Anthony and David Selby (voice of Mr. Skint) at the recording of "The Long End," May 2018

Paul McCusker (left) with host Chris Anthony and David Selby (voice of Mr. Skint) at the recording of “The Long End,” May 2018

If you haven’t heard “The Long End” three-parter, don’t listen to this podcast and go hear Album 66. If you have listened, join writer/director Paul McCusker to get into the details of this adventure. Get ready for a few surprises on the way!

Got Questions about Album 66…or anything Odyssey?
Call 1-855-784-WHIT (9448) to leave a question for the producers to answer on a future podcast. (Always be sure to have your parent’s permission before you call!)

Album 66: Trial by Fire

After years of searching for his true identity, Buck Oliver may finally get some answers. But along with clues about his family, he also is subjected to the dangers of his past. Buck’s old mentor Mr. Skint arrives in town with an offer that would take Buck away from Odyssey for good. Elsewhere, Connie feels unappreciated when Jules starts looking up to new roommate Jillian more than her own sister. And the crew at B-TV chart a course deep into the ocean to learn more about the concept of the Trinity. Dramatic conclusions and fresh beginnings abound in these six entertaining and inspiring adventures in Odyssey!

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1,090 Comments on “SPOILER WARNING: It’s time to talk about “The Long End” in spoilerific detail with Paul McCusker”

  • Wwiininja on May 22nd, 2019 - 5:20am

     

    Hi!


  • Wwiininja on May 22nd, 2019 - 5:21am

     

    This looks fun! XD


  • WWiininja on May 22nd, 2019 - 5:26am

     

    O my goodness! They did my TRQ!! That made my day! Wow! I am SOOO excited! XD XD XD


  • Wwiininja on May 22nd, 2019 - 5:30am

     

    Verse of the day:
    Proverbs 28:18 KJV “Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.”
    Hope it’s a warning!


  • Wwiininja on May 22nd, 2019 - 5:31am

     

    Lol Paul laughed when Jesse said my name.


  • Newfies on May 22nd, 2019 - 6:04am

     

    First?


  • COlcuz on May 22nd, 2019 - 6:06am

     

    First?


  • COOLCUZ on May 22nd, 2019 - 6:07am

     

    Second?


  • COOLCUZ on May 22nd, 2019 - 6:07am

     

    Third?


  • COOLCUZ on May 22nd, 2019 - 6:07am

     

    Fourth?


  • Coolcuz on May 22nd, 2019 - 6:08am

     

    Fifth?


  • Coolcuz on May 22nd, 2019 - 6:13am

     

    Good morning everyone! I hope you’re having an awesome day (I know I am for once!)! I can’t wait to hear this podcast! Here’s the verse for today (it’s one of my favorites!):
    “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.”- Psalms 150:6
    Short and sweet but very powerful. Have a great day today, fellow commenters! Happy Wednesday!
    -CC


  • melissa on May 22nd, 2019 - 6:24am

     

    first comment the new podcast is out we made it to 1000 on the last podcast good job guyse thanks pall fore riding the lond end melissa


  • PeterF on May 22nd, 2019 - 6:42am

     

    first


  • BElla on May 22nd, 2019 - 6:45am

     

    First? 🙂


  • Marisa on May 22nd, 2019 - 7:05am

     

    First?


  • Marisa on May 22nd, 2019 - 7:07am

     

    I’m so excited! Another podcast with Bob (Smiley) and Jesse, and Paul McCusker?? 😀 😀


  • Coolcuz on May 22nd, 2019 - 7:09am

     

    I like the actor for Mr. Skint! He’s so friendly and nice; sometimes I wonder how he could play such a bad man like Mr. Skint. That just shows what a good actor he is! Great job Mr. Selby! 🙂
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 22nd, 2019 - 7:15am

     

    @WW||NINJA:
    Congratulations on getting your TRQ answered! Were do you post them? I have one I want to ask, but I don’t know we’re to post it. Thanks!
    -CC


  • Anonymous on May 22nd, 2019 - 7:17am

     

    new podcast! looks fun!


  • Anonymous on May 22nd, 2019 - 7:18am

     

    so excited to hear this!


  • FunKnitting on May 22nd, 2019 - 7:28am

     

    This looks great!


  • Lori on May 22nd, 2019 - 7:29am

     

    Such a good podcast so glad i listened to the episodes FIRST


  • Marisa on May 22nd, 2019 - 7:31am

     

    Congrats WWIININJA on having your question answered!!


  • Wwiininja on May 22nd, 2019 - 7:33am

     

    Would you rather time!
    Would you rather…
    1: Have a 5 min phone call with president or a 20 min call with the governor?
    2: Be given $100 with a car of your choice or $10,000?
    3: Have a airport with no plane or a plane with no airport?
    4: Have 3 nickel-sized rubies or $100,000 cash?
    Thanks for playing!


  • haleya on May 22nd, 2019 - 7:55am

     

    I think I may be one of the first ones to commit.:-) Anyways,don’t worry Bob and Jessie, I did listen to the Long End Parts 1-3 WAYYY before this podcast was released, so no spoiler alerts for me. Glad that the Green Ring Conspiracy ended well with Mr. Skint finally getting caught and arrested. But now I want to hear on future episodes if Buck will forgive Mr. Skint and go see him in prison and maybe help influence him to change and become a Christian like him. Maybe Pastor Juan can help too.


  • gw28 on May 22nd, 2019 - 8:08am

     

    Totes not first comment!!!!


  • GW28 on May 22nd, 2019 - 8:09am

     

    I already heard The Long End so I can listen to this. 😛


  • soccerkid on May 22nd, 2019 - 8:30am

     

    Great podcast!


  • soccerkid on May 22nd, 2019 - 8:39am

     

    Congrats to WWIININJA for being picked for the TRQ.


  • Wwiininja on May 22nd, 2019 - 9:02am

     

    Wow! First! I’m so happy! Great job to everyone else!


  • Wwiininja on May 22nd, 2019 - 9:04am

     

    @CoolCuz
    To post TRQs, go to the podcast page and search “TRQ.”


  • Wwiininja on May 22nd, 2019 - 9:05am

     

    Wow! The comments are coming on so fast! Thanks mods!


  • Wwiininja on May 22nd, 2019 - 9:06am

     

    WOW my comment just came on!
    #modsareawesome


  • Wwiininja on May 22nd, 2019 - 9:07am

     

    Ok I have to go, see y’all soon!


  • CoolcUz on May 22nd, 2019 - 10:05am

     

    @WW||NINJA:
    Thanks!
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 22nd, 2019 - 10:12am

     

    @WW||NINJA:
    Answers to your game:
    1. I. Would have a five minute call with the president.
    2. $100 with a car of my choice (I wouldn’t have to buy one!)
    3. Have a plane with no airport (you don’t necessarily need one)
    4. 3 nickel sized rubies (you could turn them into rings or necklaces or sell them later on.

    Cool questions! I’m always the one to do would you rathers. It’s a lot of fun to answer them for once! Maybe I didn’t get first on my comments. Congrats on first,@ WW||NINJA! 🙂 🙂
    -CC


  • Cartoons on May 22nd, 2019 - 10:18am

     

    I kept thinking it was Friday for some reason and forgot the podcast came out


  • Wwiininja on May 22nd, 2019 - 10:20am

     

    Answers to my own questions:
    1: I would rather talk to the president for 5 min.
    2: I would have $100 with a car of my choice.
    3: I would have a airport with no plane.
    4: I would have $100,000 cash.
    Thanks to everyone who played!


  • Wwiininja on May 22nd, 2019 - 10:22am

     

    @CoolCuz
    Thanks!


  • Wwiininja on May 22nd, 2019 - 10:26am

     

    The answer to my TRQ:
    My favorite board game is Axis And Allies. It’s awesome! XD 😉


  • Wwiininja on May 22nd, 2019 - 10:27am

     

    David Selby has such a neat voice! I thought Mr. Skint was a cool villain!


  • gw28 on May 22nd, 2019 - 10:31am

     

    WWIININJA: You got your TRQ answered?????? No way!! Awesome!


  • Wwiininja on May 22nd, 2019 - 10:34am

     

    Hey everyone! I am writing the story of the Exodus, except it will be told in a different world and the characters would have different names. I would appreciate some name ideas for:
    Moses
    Miriam
    Aaron
    Moses’ mom
    Moses’ dad
    Etc.


  • Marisa on May 22nd, 2019 - 10:56am

     

    Here are my answers 🙂

    1: 5 min phone call with president the governor
    2: $10,000
    3: plane with no airport
    4: $100,000 cash


  • Marisa on May 22nd, 2019 - 10:57am

     

    @WWIININJA

    Cool! Are you trying to do something like Passages?


  • Wwiininja on May 22nd, 2019 - 11:04am

     

    @Marisa
    Yes, I am trying to do something like Passages. I would appreciate any names that you have.


  • Kate on May 22nd, 2019 - 11:06am

     

    Love broadcast!Love MR . SMILE and Adventure and Odyssey. It is my favorite thing to listen to!


  • Wwiininja on May 22nd, 2019 - 11:06am

     

    @GW28
    Yes! I was so excited when I heard Jesse say “our TRQ comes from World War Two Ninja.” XD


  • Kate on May 22nd, 2019 - 11:07am

     

    Love the broadcast!


  • WWIININJA on May 22nd, 2019 - 11:41am

     

    Anyone have any names?


  • melissa on May 22nd, 2019 - 11:46am

     

    at wWiiniga congrets on first comment a nd on the trq and answers to your questions. 1 talk to the president fore 5 minits. 2 I would have a plane but no airport. 3 I would get a thousand dollars melissa


  • soccerkid on May 22nd, 2019 - 11:48am

     

    @WWIININJA
    Here are a few names you might consider:
    Moses- Mark, Matthew/Matt, Miles
    Miriam- Maisy/Margaret, March, Mia, Maddy/Madelyn,
    Aaron- Andy/Andrew, Arthur, Alex/ Alexander, Anthony/Tony
    BTW, I tried to change the original name, while still keeping the first letter the same. If you didn’t want that, I can try to do something else. Hope that helps! 🙂


  • agenx37 on May 22nd, 2019 - 12:31pm

     

    Hi!!!!!


  • BooKworm on May 22nd, 2019 - 12:34pm

     

    @WWIIninja
    Congrats on first and on getting your TRQ answered! 🙂


  • Bookworm on May 22nd, 2019 - 12:35pm

     

    This was a cool podcast! I hope we see Mr Skint again! 🙂


  • WWIININJA on May 22nd, 2019 - 1:16pm

     

    @SoccerKid
    Thanks for the names!


  • liacupcake on May 22nd, 2019 - 1:57pm

     

    Never heard ‘Buckles’ as the ship name, but who does not think that they should be together? Until I heared the Long End, I didn’t think much of Mr Skint.i thought that Tobitz was Buck’s older brother at first!OOoooh checkers is fun, lol.
    ANd also, @ww1ninja, my answeres are 1,2,1,2.

    i neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed to get 66, bc I have 60,62, and 64. See a patern?


  • liacupcake on May 22nd, 2019 - 1:58pm

     

    (Addition to my last commment)
    Album 66 on cd, I mean.


  • Bookworm on May 22nd, 2019 - 2:03pm

     

    Are we going for 1000?


  • chris on May 22nd, 2019 - 4:14pm

     

    WWINJA THIS IS FOR WOULD YOU RATHER:
    1. I’d Rather talk with the president,
    2. I’D rather have $100 with a car. because I could by a beguatti Veyron cause its a 2 million dollar car.
    3.Plane with no airport.
    $100,000 cash
    Thanks WWINJA for doing this fun little would you rather


  • Billyman245 on May 22nd, 2019 - 7:17pm

     

    Hi go Baseball


  • rene on May 22nd, 2019 - 7:29pm

     

    plssssssss let julies and buck date


  • WWIININJA on May 22nd, 2019 - 7:40pm

     

    @SoccerKid
    I was thinking random names, but that’s a cool idea! 🙂


  • gw28 on May 22nd, 2019 - 7:46pm

     

    WWIININJA: My answers to your questions are the same as yours. 🙂


  • gw28 on May 22nd, 2019 - 8:16pm

     

    The fact that they mentioned “Buckles” is priceless…

    Rofl


  • Cartoons on May 22nd, 2019 - 9:34pm

     

    @WW11NINJA,
    Name ideas,
    For girl characters, Esther, Rebekah, Amalia, Ada, Hazel , Annika
    Guy characters, Judah, Nathan , Dakota, Felix
    Also ,Aidan , Jordan which can be girl or guy name.
    This might be to many so lol I’ll rap it up. Hope it gives you swim ideas


  • Wwiininja on May 23rd, 2019 - 4:47am

     

    Verse of the day:
    Matthew 17:20 KJV “And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.”
    Hope it helps you!


  • Football on May 23rd, 2019 - 4:49am

     

    So, what should we talk about?


  • Elise on May 23rd, 2019 - 5:09am

     

    Hey! Awesome!


  • Coolcuz on May 23rd, 2019 - 6:32am

     

    Hello everyone!


  • Wwiininja on May 23rd, 2019 - 7:48am

     

    @Cartoons
    Thanks for the names!


  • Cartoons on May 23rd, 2019 - 7:50am

     

    Ww11ninja ,
    Oops typo not swim ideas 😳 😀 lol “some” ideas


  • soccerkid on May 23rd, 2019 - 8:14am

     

    @WWIININJA, okay, here are a few more names.
    Male: Luke, Thomas, Jeff, Lionel, Ryan, Pete/Peter, Andre, Leroy, Victor, Judd, Chang, Dave, Bentley, Bruce, Will.

    Female: Vicki, Chaya, Josey, Melinda, Janie, Grace, Faith, Emily, Elizabeth, Beth, Anne, Heather, Shelley, Kelley, Samantha.

    I hope that wasn’t too much. Enjoy!


  • Coolcuz on May 23rd, 2019 - 8:56am

     

    @WWIININJA:
    Kate (Katherine)
    Ben
    Jonas
    And for something totally different girl name Aravis
    -CC


  • me on May 23rd, 2019 - 9:31am

     

    WWIININJA
    5 min with president
    100 dollars with car
    plane no airport


  • Swanstep on May 23rd, 2019 - 9:58am

     

    Hi:)


  • melissa on May 23rd, 2019 - 10:04am

     

    At every one I hope you all have a good memorial day weekend Melissa At cartoons What are you doing fore memorial day weekend? melissa


  • Marisa on May 23rd, 2019 - 10:14am

     

    @GW28
    I totally agree. The Buckles mention was amazing XD


  • Lucy on May 23rd, 2019 - 10:30am

     

    I love the long end! I love MR.SMILY also. Amazing podcast!The long end is my 2nd favorite episode.


  • Wwiininja on May 23rd, 2019 - 10:41am

     

    @SoccerKid
    Wow! Thanks for even more names!


  • WWiininja on May 23rd, 2019 - 10:42am

     

    @CoolCuz
    Thanks for the names! Y’all are great!


  • Wwiininja on May 23rd, 2019 - 10:43am

     

    Woohoo! More comments just came on!


  • Kid on May 23rd, 2019 - 10:57am

     

    This pod is a fun one!


  • Wwiininja on May 23rd, 2019 - 11:03am

     

    It looks like David Selby is a tall guy. Does it look like that to anyone else?


  • WwiininJa on May 23rd, 2019 - 11:05am

     

    I don’t know why I’m commenting so much; I guess I’m bored. Lol 🙂


  • Bluestar on May 23rd, 2019 - 11:50am

     

    @WWIININJA. Miriam: Ira, Rebecca, Daisy, Jasmine, Rosalina, Rosalind, Rogan, Jordan? 🙂 hope you like them! 🙂


  • Coolcuz on May 23rd, 2019 - 12:00pm

     

    @WWIININJA:
    Another girl name could be Carin also spelled Karin, Caryn,or Karyn.
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 23rd, 2019 - 12:04pm

     

    @LIACUPCAKE:
    I don’t think Buck and Jules should date. I like them but not as a couple, wich is funny because I normally go for the romance stuff. Teen dating just isn’t my thing. All of my friends except for two (because they’re not aloud) are dating. I’m REALLY tired of hearing about it.
    -CC


  • Bookworm on May 23rd, 2019 - 12:05pm

     

    Welcome to all the new commenters! 🙂


  • Bookworm on May 23rd, 2019 - 12:07pm

     

    @Agentx37
    Hi! 🙂


  • Coolcuz on May 23rd, 2019 - 12:14pm

     

    @WWIININJA:
    Hey! You like to write too! I adore writing! I write a lot of mystery stories or girl heroine stories, but I try to make them believable. Like my one girl heroine was a half Indian (American) during the War For Independence. She’s a spunky spy, yet a sweet person too. I’ve written several mystery stories too. I wish I could share them with you! 🙁 I’ve got another story idea cooking in my mind about an American Indian who grew up doing bad ….. Hold on, I’m out of “characters”.


  • Coolcuz on May 23rd, 2019 - 12:22pm

     

    Cont:
    She’s an American Indian who grew up doing bad things because she knew nothing more than that. Then a missionary comes to their tribe and tells her about Jesus. She becomes a Christian. A little later on in her life she becomes the queen, almost, of her tribe and helps them change their ways. Now I have a problem: what should her name be? I don’t want a name like “Speaking Rain” or “Yellow Moon”. Any suggestions? How about “Titiantonta”? I’m open for anything. Thankyou, guys! 🙂 😉
    -CC


  • agenx37 on May 23rd, 2019 - 12:46pm

     

    [email protected] same answer for WwiininJa Qestions!!


  • Me on May 23rd, 2019 - 1:17pm

     

    Rene
    Buck and Jules are dating
    In the long end they ‘go out’
    Which is basically dating


  • Anonymous on May 23rd, 2019 - 2:57pm

     

  • godgirl on May 23rd, 2019 - 3:37pm

     

    I don’t want Buck and Jules to date. Teen dating is not really my thing. I love them together, but let’s just leave it at a crush for now, ok?


  • AgentX14 on May 23rd, 2019 - 6:29pm

     

    WWIININGA:
    1: Neither. XD
    2: $100 dollars and a car of my choice
    3: Hmm. That’s tough. I think an airport with no plane because I could either buy a plane or sell the airport building for something else.
    4: I’m gonna go with the cash here
    You’re welcome!


  • gw28 on May 23rd, 2019 - 8:08pm

     

    Me: Hmm.. I disagree. It wouldn’t really be going out unless they actually say they’re going out. They are just hanging out, Jules is probably one of the only person that Buck can open up to.


  • Wwiininja on May 24th, 2019 - 4:36am

     

    @Coolcuz and GodGirl
    I agree. I don’t like teen dating either.


  • Wwiininja on May 24th, 2019 - 4:40am

     

    @CoolCuz
    Whenever I am writing or telling a story and I can’t think of a name, I make it up. Example: “Rakuul” is a name made up for a bad guy. Since I am REALLY bad at thinking up names, I usually just make one up. That’s just an idea you can try, if you want. Hope it helps!


  • Wwiininja on May 24th, 2019 - 4:43am

     

    Verse of the day:
    “Psalm 31:3 KJV “For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name’s sake lead me, and guide me.”
    Hope it gives you strength!


  • Coolcuz on May 24th, 2019 - 7:20am

     

    Good morning, everyone! I hope you’re having a great day today!
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 24th, 2019 - 7:27am

     

    @WWIININJA:
    I’ve also got another really good story idea, but I don’t want to bore you. If you want to hear it, let me know and I’ll tell you! 🙂
    Another name idea is Malachi for a boy or Vienna for a girl. Just some suggestions. If you ever need a full name or last names, let me know! I’m great at last names, just sayin’.
    I tried to write a story once about another world, but that idea totally bombed. 🙂 I’m so much better at writing about fictional people in history than fantasy. 🙂
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 24th, 2019 - 7:37am

     

    Ps. I like emojis!
    🙂 (happy emoji!)
    😉 (winking emoji!)
    🙁 (sad emoji!)
    ?:-/ (confused emoji!)
    😀 (me when a new podcast comes out emoji!)
    :-p (tongue out emoji!)
    😐 (tired emoji!)
    :-<) (this emoji one has a mustache!!)
    :-' (side smile/grin emoji!)
    : /) (either a snowman or Pinocchio, one or the other emoji!)
    :-0 (surprised emoji!)

    I'm really bored right now, in case you wondered! :-).
    -CC


  • Elise on May 24th, 2019 - 8:11am

     

    Please post prayer requests in https://www.whitsendblog.org/2010/12/devotional-the-malted-milkball-falcon/
    I have an urgent prayer request on there! Please pray!!!


  • melissa on May 24th, 2019 - 8:51am

     

    hi every one I hope you all have a good memorial day weekend at coolcuze nice story melissa


  • Cartoons on May 24th, 2019 - 9:58am

     

    I don’t really like the idea of teen dating but a lot of people are doing it and it might be a good idea to have a teen couple as an example. Idk tho


  • Cartoons on May 24th, 2019 - 10:29am

     

    @Melissa,
    We aren’t doing much for memorial weekend. And ty! Happy Memorial Day to you!


  • Coolcuz on May 24th, 2019 - 11:13am

     

    @MELISSA:
    Thanks!
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 24th, 2019 - 11:18am

     

    Have any of you noticed that Paul McCusker writes all of the really good episodes? I think he and Phil Lollar are the best writers for Odyssey (though Kathy Bucanon did a few good ones).
    -CC


  • agenx37 on May 24th, 2019 - 12:44pm

     

  • Coolcuz on May 24th, 2019 - 1:42pm

     

    We always go to a parade and we are going to a party on memorial day.
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 24th, 2019 - 1:44pm

     

    Wheres PETERF?
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 24th, 2019 - 1:45pm

     

    Awww! Most of my emojis didn’t go through! 🙁
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 24th, 2019 - 1:48pm

     

    Wich bad guy Is your favorite?
    1. Dr. Blackgaard
    2. Mr. Charles
    3. Mr. Skint
    4. Philip Glossman
    5. Reggie Fingers
    6. Mr. Grout

    My personal favorite is Dr. Blackgaard.
    -CC


  • WWIININJA on May 24th, 2019 - 1:54pm

     

    Have a happy memorial day everyone!


  • Jello on May 24th, 2019 - 2:30pm

     

    The Long End is a really good episode! @ Coolcuz, I think Paul McCusker is an AMAZING writer for the show, but I’ve noticed that most of my favorite episodes are written by Kathy Bucannon.


  • gw28 on May 24th, 2019 - 7:39pm

     

    CoolCuz: A good snowman emoji would be: :^)


  • gw28 on May 24th, 2019 - 7:40pm

     

    I’m just gonna sample some emojis, just to see how they turn out (if they do):
    X)
    XD
    :-\
    😐
    🙂
    🙁
    😀
    😉


  • gw28 on May 24th, 2019 - 7:41pm

     

    CoolCuz: Yeah, Paul McCusker was the best Odyssey writer in my opinion.


  • Wwiininja on May 25th, 2019 - 4:15am

     

    Verse of the day:
    2 Timothy 2:13 KJV “If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.”
    Hope it helps you out!


  • agenx37 on May 25th, 2019 - 12:23pm

     

    Hi!!


  • aSHIRA on May 25th, 2019 - 2:29pm

     

    I wouldn’t mind if Buck and Jules dated each other,they are so perfect for each other but if they don’t date I wish they would say they like each other and stop pretending that they don’t.


  • Wwiininja on May 26th, 2019 - 6:00am

     

    Verse of the day:
    Isaiah 61:7 KJV “For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.”
    Hope it helps you in your day!


  • Wwiininja on May 26th, 2019 - 6:03am

     

    Hello everyone! I have a prayer request. There is a family and they need God right now. If you would pray for them, I would love it. 🙂


  • Anonymous on May 26th, 2019 - 8:32am

     

    I got 112 comment!!!!!! Who-hoooo!!!!?


  • JORDAN on May 26th, 2019 - 12:31pm

     

    You know,in the Long End they didn’t mention if Buck had siblings don’t you think everybody?


  • agenx37 on May 26th, 2019 - 1:34pm

     

    Hello!!!!


  • Gisela on May 26th, 2019 - 3:55pm

     

    Teen dating is a controversial topic. Although people protest Buck & Jules, nobody protests Connie & Jeff in “First Love”. Connie was the same age – if not younger – than Buck & Jules in that episode! She was 16! Buck is at least 16.5 and Jules is no doubt 16 now – or older. Sooooooo…guys…?


  • Me on May 26th, 2019 - 4:51pm

     

    Cartoons
    For me it depends on the type of teen dating
    If theyre just going out to get to know each other I think it’s good
    If they get serious….. it just seems wrong because they’re only teens


  • Me on May 26th, 2019 - 4:53pm

     

    Coolcuz
    You know emojis like this 😉 are actually called emoticons?


  • Me on May 26th, 2019 - 4:55pm

     

    Coolcuz
    You’re good at last names?
    I’m not. I can not do last names I wish I could though.


  • Me on May 26th, 2019 - 4:58pm

     

    Who’s out of school?
    I am
    YAY!!


  • gisela on May 26th, 2019 - 5:24pm

     

    Guys, define teen dating. Teenagers are from the ages 13-19 but 18+ are considered adults (but are also technically teenagers). My personal belief is that around the 16+ range in a decent time to start dating. Goodness, there are 12-year-olds dating (which *really* bothers me)! Buck & Jules are 16+ which I believe is fine because they are reaching their late teens. I respect of all y’alls opinions, but that’s just what I think.


  • FunKnitting on May 26th, 2019 - 8:01pm

     

    Cartoons,
    I told everyone on Adventure 50 you said Hi! 🙂 I am doing good! How are you doing? We’ve been gutting the bathroom, putting in lights, and planting

    Lilarry1 said:
    Marni: TELL HER THAT I SAY HI AND THAT I MISS HER SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    EugeneMeltsner said:
    Hey Marni! Tell Katlyn hi!!

    HorseLoverLil said:
    Marni
    Tell her hi from Lil!!!!

    eleora000 Said:
    Marni, tell Katlyn hi and that I miss her and hope she can come back soon!

    WendyDarling27 said:
    Marni, tell her hi from me!!


  • FunKnitting on May 26th, 2019 - 8:02pm

     

    Cartoons, I’ve been practicing my ukulele, and knitting too! I’ve been knitting baby jackets for my nieces! 🙂


  • Miko on May 27th, 2019 - 10:11am

     

    Do they ask a TRQ every podcast? I don’t catch each podcast when it is posted. ^^”


  • odyssey on May 27th, 2019 - 11:22am

     

    Sadly, The Long End wasn’t as good as I thought it would be. I think Kathy, Paul and Phil are loosing ideas for episodes. 🙁


  • Wwiininja on May 28th, 2019 - 4:29am

     

    Verse of the day:
    Psalm 95:1 KJV “O come, let us sing unto the Lord : let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.”
    Hope it makes you want to sing and praise God!


  • melissa on May 28th, 2019 - 6:05am

     

    Hi every one I bet you had a good memorial day weekend I did and I bet some of you will be done with school soon summer is getting closer have a good Tuesday every one melissa


  • Coolcuz on May 28th, 2019 - 6:47am

     

    Hey, everyone! I’m almost done with school for the year! I’ll be done on Thursday! You have no idea how excited I am right now!!
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 28th, 2019 - 7:45am

     

    @WWIININJA:
    Are you going to have Moses get married in the story? The real Moses was, that’s why I asked.
    Are you going with traditional or different names?

    More name suggestions:
    1. Linea (girl)
    2. Kitron (boy)
    3. Nicholi (boy, and no it didn’t auto correct)
    4. Triton (boy)
    5. Delannis (girl)
    6. Katrinka (girl)
    7. Katrin (girl)
    8. Delanni (girl)
    9. Abré (boy)
    10. Anissa (girl)
    11. Ulisse (boy)
    12. Uriah (boy)
    If you need last names and are stumped, let me know! I love thinking of them!
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 28th, 2019 - 7:58am

     

    @EVERYONE:
    I’ve noticed that there are several story writers out there. I thought about it for a while and have decided to start a discussion on one of the comment pages about writing, tips on writing, our experiences with writing, or helping out with suggestions. I could be a teacher of sorts since I’ve been writing for years. If anyone thinks this is a good idea, PLEASE LET ME KNOW! I need at least two people interested, or I won’t do it. Got it? Thank you for reading! You guys are great!
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 28th, 2019 - 7:59am

     

    @WWIININJA
    @ANYONEELSE
    Read my previous comment.
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 28th, 2019 - 8:02am

     

    Wanted: Adventures in Odyssey writer

    Here is where we will start the writers convention.
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 28th, 2019 - 8:02am

     

    Did my link work? Probably not. 🙁
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 28th, 2019 - 8:18am

     

    MULTIPLE CHOICES:
    1. Should Connie marry
    A. Jeff Lewis
    B. Jason Whittaker
    C. Devon (Penny’s ex)
    D. Richard Maxwell

    2. Should Penny and Wooton have
    A. A few children
    B. only two children
    C. A lot of children
    D. No children

    3. What bad guy (or bad guy group) should come back
    A. Dr. Trask
    B. Dr. Blackgaard
    C. Mr. Charles
    D. Mr. Skint
    E. Dr. Blackgaard and Phlip Glossman
    F. Dr. Trask and Mr. Skint

    Please post answers clearly! Thanks, guys!
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 28th, 2019 - 8:26am

     

    MY OPINION ON JASON AND MONICA:
    1. I never liked Monica even befor I knew she was bad.
    2. Monica was awful!!!
    3. Having her marry Jason would be just as screwball as having Richard Maxwell come back and marry Connie.
    4. I don’t think they are going to let any of the Novacom people out of prison EVER! They tried to take over the world! The police aren’t going to say “oh, I guess it’s alright. You only tried to take over the world! You can go now!” Huhuh, not happening. Continued soon…
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 28th, 2019 - 8:31am

     

    CONT. FROM LAST COMMENT:
    5. I have a feeling Monica is one of those people who would say anything if it would save her hide. What she said to Jason is may be entirely made up.
    6. Again, Monica is just a brat and sooo annoying!

    I’m sorry if I sounded mean, and I didn’t intend to hurt anyone’s feelings.
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 28th, 2019 - 8:33am

     

    Comments from the weekend are coming through! Yay! And you are right, @GW28, I like your snowman better!
    -CC


  • COOLCUZ on May 28th, 2019 - 8:37am

     

    @JELLO:
    Paul McCusker has been with Odyssey for a long time to, I believe. Did you know that Kathy Bucanon came up with the character of Robert Mitchell (Mitch)? She also was the one who got rid of him too.
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 28th, 2019 - 8:38am

     

    @WWIININJA
    Who is your favorite Odyssey character? Mine is Connie.
    -CC


  • WWIININJA on May 28th, 2019 - 9:48am

     

    @CoolCuz
    My favorite Odessey character is Jason Whitaker.


  • WWIININJA on May 28th, 2019 - 9:50am

     

    @CoolCuz
    1: Jeff Lewis.
    2: A few children.
    3: Dr. Blackkard.


  • WWIININJA on May 28th, 2019 - 9:51am

     

    @CoolCuz
    I think I will have Moses get married.


  • Bookworm on May 28th, 2019 - 9:52am

     

    @CoolCuz
    Answers to your questions:
    1. A or C
    2. C
    3. B


  • WWIININJA on May 28th, 2019 - 9:53am

     

    @CoolCuz
    I would love some last names!


  • WWIININJA on May 28th, 2019 - 9:53am

     

    Woah. My comments just came on. :]


  • Bookworm on May 28th, 2019 - 9:56am

     

    @CoolCuz
    I think it would be cool to have a writer’s page! 🙂


  • Bookworm on May 28th, 2019 - 9:57am

     

    @Miko
    Yep, they do a TRQ every podcast! 🙂


  • Coolcuz on May 28th, 2019 - 11:02am

     

    @GISELA
    I personally know two girls (probably more) who were only 11-12 when they were dating. Both relationships ended sadly. I hate it when I hear “we broke up” and then why they did. I do agree that 16 is a good age to start dating, though I forget that Buck and Jules are that old! When I think of them I think they are still only 14. Connie and Jeff were definitely a young couple. Still, I don’t really like Buck and Jules dating but they may use this to possibly talk about teen dating.
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 28th, 2019 - 11:05am

     

    @WWIININJA:
    First off, I use your name so much I’ve gotten REALLY fast at typing it! :-]
    Secondly: how many last names do you need? (that way I have an idea of how many to do)
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 28th, 2019 - 11:06am

     

    @WWIININJA:
    Praying!
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 28th, 2019 - 11:10am

     

    @JORDAN:
    I don’t believe Buck had siblings. I think Felisha Larson would have told him if he did. I could be wrong, though. Siblings for Buck would probably be a hard thing for them to bring to Odyssey. If they were older than him, would he have to go live with them? I’m not good at guardians and all of that kind of thing. ;-]
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 28th, 2019 - 11:11am

     

    Wow! My comments just came through! Thanks moderators!
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 28th, 2019 - 11:13am

     

    @ME:
    Yes, I love to think up last names, middle names, first names, and full names. No, I didnt know they were called emoticons. That’s cool!
    -CD


  • Coolcuz on May 28th, 2019 - 11:13am

     

    *CC


  • PeterF on May 28th, 2019 - 11:19am

     

    @COOLCUZ: ya, Paul McCusker writes the best stories I think.


  • PeterF on May 28th, 2019 - 11:24am

     

    I don’t think buck and Jules should date. that would be dumb in my opinion. I’m pretty sure the writers wouldn’t have them date anyway so I don’t have anything to worry about.


  • Coolcuz on May 28th, 2019 - 11:25am

     

    @WWIININJA:
    Last name ideas:
    1. Ravarda
    2. Kirzi
    3. Mc. Ireton
    4. Limpton
    5. Ushire
    6. Deggit
    7. Butshen
    8. Caparine
    9. Liem
    10. Kinzick
    11. Colebuck
    12. Forton
    13. Rhett
    14. Nisly
    15. Quinton
    16. Lously
    17. Adamson
    18. Jimmark
    19. Loddly
    20. Keith
    And if you want foreign sounding last names:
    21. Ushlyzcaw
    22. Gibetawv
    23. Mieclyslaw
    24. O’ Reith
    25. Vanderhauh

    So if you ever need more or want full name ideas, just let me know the gender and the first name (if you have one). God bless!
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 28th, 2019 - 11:33am

     

    I hear thunder! Good because nothing is better than curling up, hearing the rain drum on the roof and listen to Adventures In Odyssey! Or reading a book (mystery is the best to read during a storm), or listen to music (classical or early jazz), or watch your favorite movie (Little Women or Singing In The Rain) or TV show (Andy Griffith, I Love Lucy, Gilligan’s Island, The Cosby Show, Dick VanDyke, or Little Rascals)! Excuse me, everyone, I’m going to eat a blue raspberry Popsicle now. ‘Bye!
    -CC


  • PeterF on May 28th, 2019 - 11:34am

     

    @COOLCUZ: I won’t answer your first question because I don’t think connie should marry anyone unless it’s mitch but she cant marry him.
    I would pick to have blackaard come back.


  • PeterF on May 28th, 2019 - 11:36am

     

    @COOLCUZ: Paul McCusker wrote the 2nd odyssey story I think so he has been around forever.


  • melissa on May 28th, 2019 - 11:46am

     

    At coolcuze that’s cool you will be done with shool soon What grade will you be in next year?. answers to your questions. 1 Jef luise. 2 Richard Maxwell. 3 maybe 2 kids penny ad wooton should have melissa


  • melissa on May 28th, 2019 - 11:49am

     

    At me that’s cool that you a re done with school Any plans fore summer what grade will you be in next year? Melissa At Gisela my first date was at age 16 and I went to my first prom with my boyfriend josh I was 16 and he was 17 years old just like buck and juls melissa


  • Wwiininja on May 28th, 2019 - 11:57am

     

    @CoolCuz
    Five or six last names would be awesome!


  • soccerkid on May 28th, 2019 - 12:06pm

     

    @COOLCUZ, I would be interested in a writers page. How long have you been writing?


  • agenx37 on May 28th, 2019 - 1:00pm

     

    [email protected] your done with school!! ?! i am not!!


  • Coolcuz on May 28th, 2019 - 1:26pm

     

    @SOCCERKID:
    GREAT! I’ve been writing since I was five or six years old and I wrote my first story about farm twins. I wrote several other VERY short stories (only about four or five paragraphs long) until I was about nine. Then I began writing more and more and boom! here I am now! I just need one more person who will be interested in a writers page then we can start!
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 28th, 2019 - 1:31pm

     

    @WWIININJA:
    Would you be interested in a writers page? You are doing writing things lately so……. If not that’s okay and I understand. No biggie!
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 28th, 2019 - 1:39pm

     

    @AGENTX37:
    Almost all of my friends finished school last week. They are so lucky! I’m so tired of and I cannot wait until I finish on Thursday!
    #comeonThursday!
    #almostdone
    #schoolsalmostover!
    #Thursdaycantcomesoonenough!
    #imfinishingtests
    #ihatetests
    #iminabekacurriculum
    #idontlikeabeka
    #schoolyearisalmostdone!!!!!!
    #finally
    #cantthinkofanythingelseschoolwisetohashtagabout!
    Is anyone else here in the Abeka homeschooling curriculum? I don’t like it and my mom might let me switch it! Yes!
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 28th, 2019 - 1:41pm

     

    Sadly, PETERF, Mitch will never marry Connie. He left her for Maureen. They did a podcast that changed my mind about Mitch. I’ll try to get a link to it.
    -CC


  • soccerkid on May 28th, 2019 - 1:43pm

     

    @COOLCUZ:
    That’s so cool! I can’t wait for the page. By the way, great job on the last names!


  • Me on May 28th, 2019 - 1:56pm

     

    Peterf
    Why do you think it would be dumb for buck and Jules to date?
    Although I really like them as just good friends


  • Me on May 28th, 2019 - 1:58pm

     

    Coolcuz
    I agree that Monica would say anything To save herself
    BUT I think she definitely liked Jason


  • Me on May 28th, 2019 - 2:00pm

     

    Gisela
    Nobody protests Connie and Jeff
    Because that’s over done probably


  • Marisa on May 28th, 2019 - 2:18pm

     

    I personally want Buck and Jules to start dating. Lately, I think the new Odyssey episodes have had really shallow lessons or lessons that aimed towards little little kids. I think having Buck and Jules date will provide lessons that will appeal to a larger audience. It’s like what Chris says at the end of “First Love”
    “For some of you, dating might seem like a long way off. But now is the best time to understand and decide what you’ll do when you’re ready to date”

    CONTINUED


  • Marisa on May 28th, 2019 - 2:20pm

     

    CONTINUED
    Having Buck and Jules date will allow for opportunities for families to talk about dating. This isn’t just a topic for adults, but for everyone. Like Chris said. and Gisela is also completely right. Why is Buck and Jules such an issue, but nobody gives a second thought to “First Love”? Teen dating is a thing. Odyssey can’t just pretend it doesn’t exist, and because it does exist, it gives all the more reason to address it.


  • melissa on May 28th, 2019 - 2:29pm

     

    At coolcuze do you like rain and thunder I love rain but not thunder at every one in Colorado I hope you stay safe because of storm melissa


  • PeterF on May 28th, 2019 - 3:36pm

     

    @COOLCUZ: I’ve listened to the podcast that changed your ideas on mitch so dont worry about the link.


  • PeterF on May 28th, 2019 - 3:42pm

     

    @ME: they are too young to date in my opinion. I know people start dating at there age but I believe people should start dating at least at 18 because people are to immature any younger than that.


  • PeterF on May 28th, 2019 - 3:53pm

     

    people don’t protest “first love” because that is way in the past and nobody can do anything about it anyway but for buck and jules we can actually influence odyssey by telling them our opinions on having them actually date.


  • Coolcuz on May 28th, 2019 - 4:40pm

     

    @MELISSA:
    I live rain and thunder. It’s great!-CC


  • Me on May 28th, 2019 - 6:57pm

     

    @marisa
    I agree with you on buck and Jules


  • Me on May 28th, 2019 - 6:59pm

     

    Yeah I’m out of school
    Because I’m homeschooled
    And my older siblings are working at a camp and that camp started Monday


  • Me on May 28th, 2019 - 7:01pm

     

    WWIININJA
    We have axis and allies
    My brothers love it
    I don’t like long board games
    So I don’t like it


  • Me on May 28th, 2019 - 7:12pm

     

    Riddles:
    Joey’s mother has five children
    Penny, Nickel, Dime, and Quarter
    What’s the name of the fifth child?

    Another riddle that has nothing to do with penny in the other riddle:
    penny lived in a one story house
    The chairs were pink
    The floors were pink
    The roof was pink
    The walls were pink
    The silverware is pink
    The doors are pink
    The counters were pink
    What color were the stairs?

    One last one
    How far can you run into the woods?


  • BENNY on May 28th, 2019 - 7:21pm

     

    Hello. You probably don’t remember me, but a loooong time ago I had a chatroom on a post, and it’s been closed since then, and i have a new chatroom: https://www.whitsendblog.org/2017/10/scott-whyte/#comment-496112


  • Cartoons on May 28th, 2019 - 8:12pm

     

    @FUNKNITTING,
    Awww 😥 I miss them soo much.
    Ooh that sounds fun! Lol I bet your nieces are soo cute :p Ukulele would be a fun instrument. A few months ago I started guitar lessons, I’m doing pretty good so far, I think. Lol I can play Amazing grace, I’ll fly away, and Nothing but the blood. I’m learning some other songs and stuff. How long have you been playing ukulele?


  • Kazen on May 28th, 2019 - 10:41pm

     

    I am so excited for the q and a and then hopefully the avery awards


  • Wwiininja on May 29th, 2019 - 4:55am

     

    @CoolCuz
    WOW! Thanks for all those names! That’s incredible!


  • Wwiininja on May 29th, 2019 - 4:56am

     

    Verse of the day:
    John 10:29 KJV “My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.”
    Hope it helps you out!


  • Wwiininja on May 29th, 2019 - 5:01am

     

    @CoolCuz
    A writers page might be fun!


  • Coolcuz on May 29th, 2019 - 5:39am

     

    Happy Wednesday! Guess what……. My mom told me I could skip tommorows day of school!
    Today is my last day!!!!!! HURRAY!
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 29th, 2019 - 5:43am

     

    I need to go do my school for today. It’s m last day! Let me know if you want to join my writers page!
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 29th, 2019 - 7:07am

     

    Hey, everyone! I have a verse that I like and a lesson about it. Would anyone mind if I did it on this sight? It’s about heaven and believing in Jesus. It’s more like a story than a lesson. If no one wants me to, that’s okay, I understand!
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 29th, 2019 - 7:10am

     

    @MELISSA:
    No fears! We were safe through the whole storm! It really just rained and thundered all day. Today is nice and sunny! Maybe it will help dry up the yard soon. We’ve had a lot of rain lately. I mean ALOT OF RAIN! And now it’s too wet to play outside. ):-\
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 29th, 2019 - 7:13am

     

    More comments are coming through!
    -CC


  • CoOlcuz on May 29th, 2019 - 7:16am

     

    @ME:
    Answers to your riddles:
    1. Joey!
    2. There were no stairs! It was a one story house!
    3. I’m not sure about the last one. Hmm…
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 29th, 2019 - 7:17am

     

    @BENNY:
    Welcome back!
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 29th, 2019 - 7:20am

     

    @ME:
    Wow! Penny must love pink! I like pink, but that is overboard in my opinion! 🙂
    -CC


  • CARTOONS on May 29th, 2019 - 7:29am

     

    @Me,
    Answer
    1. The 5th child’s name is Joey
    2. There are no stairs bcoz it’s a one story house
    3. Idk


  • Coolcuz on May 29th, 2019 - 7:50am

     

    I think my cousin posted a comment. If it didn’t make any sence, it was her. Her single mom works at a hospital and we have to watch her and her siblings every day but Fridays. Her name is Adelyn.
    I. Am. Ready. To. Reveal. My. Real. Name. No. Joke.
    First off, I want you to guess what it is. I will tell you my real name this afternoon.
    -CC
    Ps.
    HINT: I’m a girl and my name is not a hard or odd one.


  • Coolcu on May 29th, 2019 - 7:53am

     

    @WWIININJA:
    Great! How about when the next podcast comes up, we use this page for our writers page! I’m glad some people like my idea! I could share some tips and things I’ve found useful over the years!
    -CC


  • Cartoons on May 29th, 2019 - 8:41am

     

    @COOLCUZ,
    Wow congrats on your last day of school! And I’d love to hear uhh read 😉 your story/lesson. 🙂


  • melissa on May 29th, 2019 - 8:58am

     

    At cooculze that’s cool today is your last day of school What are you doing this summer? Melissa At me would the fifth child be doller bill? melissa


  • Wwiininja on May 29th, 2019 - 9:28am

     

    @Me
    Answer to riddle 1: Joey 🙂
    Answer to riddle 2: It’s a 1 story house; there are no stairs. 😉
    Answer to riddle 3: Halfway


  • Wwiininja on May 29th, 2019 - 9:31am

     

    @Benny
    Welcome back!


  • WwiininJa on May 29th, 2019 - 9:32am

     

    @CoolCuz
    Finish with good effort!


  • Bookworm on May 29th, 2019 - 11:03am

     

    @CoolCuz
    I think it would be cool to have a writer’s page! 🙂


  • Bookworm on May 29th, 2019 - 11:06am

     

    I hope they have the Avery awards soon! 🙂


  • CoolcUz on May 29th, 2019 - 12:07pm

     

    @MELISSA:
    We are moving later this year (early-mid fall I think) so we are packing and finishing cleaning the house. We also have two graduation parties and three weddings.
    -CC


  • agenx37 on May 29th, 2019 - 12:30pm

     

    [email protected] two graduation parties and three weddings! wow!!


  • agenx37 on May 29th, 2019 - 12:33pm

     

    It is my last day of school to!! (Done with school now!)


  • agenx37 on May 29th, 2019 - 12:35pm

     

  • Wwiininja on May 29th, 2019 - 2:01pm

     

    @CoolCuz
    Mary?


  • Me on May 29th, 2019 - 7:46pm

     

    Coolcuz
    I like pink too!
    Well it depends on the shade.


  • Wwiininja on May 30th, 2019 - 4:43am

     

    Verse of the day:
    Proverbs 3:9-10 KJV “Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: [10] So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.”
    I hope it shows you what to do!


  • Coolcuz on May 30th, 2019 - 6:31am

     

    No on my name guessings! I’ll give you another hint:
    The first letter is “A”.
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 30th, 2019 - 6:34am

     

    Happy Thursday! I enjoyed having no school whatsoever today and sleeping in.
    -CC


  • COOLCUZ on May 30th, 2019 - 6:38am

     

    @MARISA:
    Believe me, if the Connie and Jeff thing was going on now, I’d be protesting big time! I REALLY don’t like Jeff at all! But that was also over and done with a long time ago and in one episode.
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 30th, 2019 - 6:42am

     

    I know something fun we can do! I’ll give you a word and you give me the first thing that comes to mind:
    The word:
    popsicle.
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 30th, 2019 - 7:36am

     

    @ME:
    I prefer softer shades of pink than hot pink.
    -CC


  • soccerkid on May 30th, 2019 - 7:37am

     

    @COOLCUZ, cold. 🙂


  • Coolcuz on May 30th, 2019 - 7:37am

     

    @WWIININJA:
    Are you done with school ? Are you homeschooled?
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 30th, 2019 - 7:38am

     

    The answer to my own question:
    The first word that comes to mind is ice.
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 30th, 2019 - 7:39am

     

    Have any of you guys ever moved befor?
    -CC


  • Cartoons on May 30th, 2019 - 7:47am

     

    @COOLCUZ,
    Is your name Anna?


  • Marisa on May 30th, 2019 - 8:27am

     

    @CoolCuz

    the first word I thought of was ice. 🙂


  • Miko on May 30th, 2019 - 8:38am

     

    @Coolcuz
    I thought of candy when I saw popsicle for some reason lol


  • COolcuz on May 30th, 2019 - 8:44am

     

    My family is going through a tough time right now. Prayers would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
    -CC


  • Wwiininja on May 30th, 2019 - 8:51am

     

    @CoolCuz
    Allison? Annie? Ann? Aubrey? Annalise?


  • Gisela on May 30th, 2019 - 9:05am

     

    @Marisa
    You worded that perfectly! I agree completely with you!


  • Anonymous on May 30th, 2019 - 9:28am

     

    At coolcuze tthat’s cool that you are done with school congrets Is your name Ashley? Ashley starts with the Letter A melissa


  • melissa on May 30th, 2019 - 9:30am

     

    At every one happy thirsday tommrow is the last of may and Saturday is june first At cartoons when will you be done with school? melissa


  • WWIININJA on May 30th, 2019 - 11:19am

     

    @CoolCuz
    Yes, I am homeschooled. My last official day of school is tomorrow, but me and my siblings will do very light school throughout the summer to stay on top. Hope that made sense.


  • WWIININJA on May 30th, 2019 - 11:20am

     

    @CoolCuz
    The first thing I thought of was a rhubarb-strawberry popsicle. 😉


  • WWIININJA on May 30th, 2019 - 11:21am

     

    Thanks to everyone for giving me names! They were all greatly appreciated!


  • WWIININJA on May 30th, 2019 - 11:21am

     

    @CoolCuz
    Praying!


  • melissa on May 30th, 2019 - 12:13pm

     

    At coolcuze I will prey fore your family and the word is cold Is your name Ashley? melissa


  • agenx37 on May 30th, 2019 - 12:34pm

     

    [email protected] at the agency you can be AGENTCoolCuz!!!


  • Coolcuz on May 30th, 2019 - 12:47pm

     

    @WWIININJA:
    Thanks for praying! I greatly appreciate it!
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 30th, 2019 - 12:50pm

     

    @WWIININJA:
    You are very close with Aubrey! All the letters but one are the same!
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 30th, 2019 - 12:51pm

     

    @MELISSA:
    No, my name is not Ashley.
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 30th, 2019 - 12:53pm

     

    I have always been fascinated by American Indian history. I love making up stories about them. Mostly they have a girl as the main character.
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 30th, 2019 - 1:01pm

     

    When does the next podcast come out?
    -CC


  • Bookworm on May 30th, 2019 - 1:27pm

     

    @CoolCuz
    The next podcast comes out next week! 🙂


  • Coolcuz on May 30th, 2019 - 1:33pm

     

    @AGENTX37:
    Thankyou so much! I don’t know how much I’ll be on your page because we have a lot going on right now.
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 30th, 2019 - 1:43pm

     

    So, I was wondering, I’ve really been feeling strongly lately that I should invite a boy I know to my youth group. Normally, I’m really good at doing things like that, but this time, I kind of get a cold feeling when I think of doing this. I’m also nervous and somewhat scared. Do any of you have any suggestions or ideas that might help me? Prayers for me on Monday (when I see him and ask him) would be appreciated. I wouldn’t ask him but I deal that God really wants me to. Thank you! <3 <3
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 30th, 2019 - 2:09pm

     

    Thanks!
    -CC


  • melissa on May 30th, 2019 - 2:24pm

     

    At coolcuze yes I moved before moving can be hard but after a while you get use to it Melissa At coolcuze is your name Audrie melissa


  • Coolcuz on May 30th, 2019 - 4:57pm

     

    @MELISSA:
    You guessed it! My name is Audrey!
    -CC


  • Efdahbiyoo on May 30th, 2019 - 6:13pm

     

    I like behind-the-scenes content a lot! It is so fun to hear from the people involved in the making of a work. By the way, whenever I listen to The Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast, (sometimes) it makes me inspired to become a writer, producer, and actor for Adventures in Odyssey. 🙂 🙂


  • Cartoons on May 30th, 2019 - 6:34pm

     

    @COOLCUZ,
    When I see the word popsicle the first thing that comes to my mind is the color red. Lol


  • EFDAHBIYOO on May 30th, 2019 - 7:14pm

     

    When I was listening online to the concluding scene of Episode 861: The Long End, Part 3 (of 3), I was thinking what if Buck learned in a future episode that Mr. Skint was watching him and Eugene and Katrina shooting the toy rocket as a reference to the cover art of Album 66. I know that that is a small detail and thus not important. Though, I do think it would be cool to have that as a fun little detail in an episode. I was actually trying to listen if there was any sounds of a bush rustling.


  • EFDAHBIYOO on May 30th, 2019 - 7:19pm

     

    I had noticed that Episode 861 originally aired on Star Wars day (May 4th)! ???


  • gw28 on May 30th, 2019 - 7:37pm

     

    Hey y’all. Just a heads up, I might not be posting that often lately. Something came up in my life that…needs prayer. Please pray everyone. Tiy


  • gw28 on May 30th, 2019 - 7:38pm

     

    CoolCuz: I’m going with Anna, Ashley or Aubry.


  • Wwiininja on May 31st, 2019 - 5:02am

     

    @CoolCuz
    YOUR NAME IS AUDRIE?!


  • Wwiininja on May 31st, 2019 - 5:04am

     

    @CoolCuz
    Is your name Aubrie?


  • Wwiininja on May 31st, 2019 - 5:04am

     

    Verse of the day:
    1 John 4:11-12 KJV “Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. [12] No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.”
    Hope you love it!


  • Coolcuz on May 31st, 2019 - 5:54am

     

    Hi, everyone! We have had a recent death in our family. I won’t be commenting for awhile. Prayers would be wonderful. God bless you all. And my real name is Audrey. I’ll comment in a few days. Thank you!
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 31st, 2019 - 7:29am

     

    The funeral is next Friday and my family is doing a lot to help out with it. I won’t comment much.
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 31st, 2019 - 7:31am

     

    @EFDAHBIYOO:
    I know! I wanted to be an actress and do voices for Odyssey!
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on May 31st, 2019 - 7:32am

     

    @CARTOONS:
    🙂
    -CC


  • Kaylynne on May 31st, 2019 - 7:45am

     

    @Coolcuz that’s a pretty name! Are you going to change your posting name?


  • Kaylynne on May 31st, 2019 - 7:48am

     

    @Coolcuz, I haven’t read all the comments on this pod, so I don’t know if you came to a conclusion, but I’d be interested in the book writing thing 🙂


  • Kaylynne on May 31st, 2019 - 7:50am

     

    Hey, I know there was a prayer request link floating around for a while and thought I’d check and see how that was going, but I can’t find the link! Does anyone know what it was? If so, please post it. Thanks! 😉


  • Kaylynne on May 31st, 2019 - 7:51am

     

    Hey, btw, how is everyone? I’m doing pretty well. Are y’all still in school, or are you out for the summer?


  • Coolcuz on May 31st, 2019 - 8:00am

     

    Bye for now! Thank you if you pray! <3 <3
    -CC


  • Wwiininja on May 31st, 2019 - 8:04am

     

    @CoolCuz
    Ah, your name is Audrey, not Aubrey. Fun name!


  • Wwiininja on May 31st, 2019 - 8:06am

     

    @CoolCuz
    That’s so sad! I’m praying for whole family. Deaths are very hard. 🙁


  • Coolcuz on May 31st, 2019 - 8:12am

     

    @WWIININJA:
    Yes, my name is Audrey but everybody always calls me Aubrey.
    -CC

    @GW28:
    I will pray! Everyone seems to be going through a tough time right now! Wow!
    -CC


  • Kaylynne on May 31st, 2019 - 8:19am

     

    @Coolcuz the thing to remember when you know God wants you to talk to someone, invite them to YG, etc, is that the Bible says that you should take no thought (don’t worry about) what you should say, because the same hour that you’ll have to say it, He will show you the right thing to say. Does that make sense? And also, if you know thy God wants you do it, then really there’s no reason to be nervous, because no matter the outcome, you know that you did what God wanted, and that’s what matters.<3


  • Kaylynne on May 31st, 2019 - 8:22am

     

    @Coolcuz so sorry to hear that! I will be praying for you and your family! <3<3


  • melissa on May 31st, 2019 - 8:50am

     

    At coolcuze I will prey fore you and your family that’s cool you are Audrie Melissa at gw I will prey fore you to Melissa god is witn us all the time melissa


  • Me on May 31st, 2019 - 8:57am

     

    Coolcuz
    I don’t like the typical hot pink
    (That might sound weird)
    And it really depends on the shade for me


  • Coolcuz on May 31st, 2019 - 9:25am

     

    @KAYLYNN:
    No, I won’t change my posting names. If I don’t it will be to WRITERSCRAMP. 🙂 Yes we are doing a writers page. It will be on this page once the next podcast comes out. Thankyou for praying and for your advice! <3 you rock! (And you make sence!) I am done with school for the summer. I finished on Wednesday.
    -CC


  • Creepy dude on May 31st, 2019 - 9:57am

     

    Sometimes things happen that we don’t understand.

    Perhaps we cry.

    Or binge eat ice cream.

    Perhaps we blame God.

    We ask Him why.

    We say we’ve been faithful.

    We ask what we did wrong.

    I’m here to tell you that it’s not your fault.

    The hurt that’s deep inside you.

    The loneliness that envelopes you.

    The rejection that cuts you.

    It. Is. Not. Your. Fault.

    God made you for a purpose.

    And this thing that crushes you.

    It is there to strengthen you.

    God loves you, my friend.

    TheCreepyDude


  • Kaylynne on May 31st, 2019 - 10:03am

     

    @CC Aw, you’re welcome, Audrey! 🙂 just remember that God is with you all the time, and He hears you and understands. You are so special to Him.


  • Coolcuz on May 31st, 2019 - 10:06am

     

    Sad am I but Jesus knew best
    When he took you home to rest.

    In my heart you’ll always be
    Until the day that I can see
    Your wonderful face again.

    I love you Grandpa always
    Never will I forget

    Rest in peace Grandpa! <3
    ~ Audrey~


  • melissa on May 31st, 2019 - 10:44am

     

    At coolcuze I will prey fore you and your family taht’s so sad when some body dies melissa


  • EfduhbIyoo on May 31st, 2019 - 10:49am

     

    Observation –> Huh, it translates the “real emojis”* to question marks. 🙂 (See my previous comment on this post.)

    *I don’t know what else to call them.


  • Godgirl on May 31st, 2019 - 11:05am

     

    Hi everyone, please pray for my friends brother. He was born last Friday and he has some problems. He has a hole in his intestine and it is growing outside of his body. The doctors don’t know if he will live. Honestly, I don’t know if he is still alive because I found this out on Sunday. Please pray for him and also pray for his family. Pray that God brings them peace and understanding. Thanks everyone 🙂


  • Coolcuz on May 31st, 2019 - 11:22am

     

    @CREEPYDUDE:
    Wow! That was really good! Thankyou!
    -CC

    @KAYLYNN:
    Thankyou!
    -CC

    @MELISSA:
    Thankyou!
    -CC

    @GODGIRL:
    Praying!<3
    -CC


  • Kaylynne on May 31st, 2019 - 11:30am

     

    @Godgirl I’m praying f


  • Kaylynne on May 31st, 2019 - 11:32am

     

    (I think my last comment posted before I was finished writing. Sorry)
    @Godgirl I’ll be praying for them!

    Seems like a lot of people need prayer lately. I wish I knew where that prayer request page was…


  • Coolcuz on May 31st, 2019 - 11:58am

     

    @CREEPYDUDE:
    You always seem to post something exactly when I need it! It’s wonderful! Today’s bit really helped me with the passing of my grandpa! May God bless you! Keep up the good work!
    -CC


  • Wwiininja on May 31st, 2019 - 12:59pm

     

    @Godgirl
    I will pray!


  • Wwiininja on May 31st, 2019 - 1:01pm

     

    @The Creepy Dude
    God is really leading you. Keep up the good work and listen to his voice!


  • melissa on May 31st, 2019 - 1:24pm

     

    At coolcuze your grandpa is resting now I know it’s sad my grand perrence are still alive but they will go to haben but god is allwase with us Melissa at god’s girl I will prey fore your friend’s brother I hope he servise melissa


  • agenx37 on May 31st, 2019 - 1:24pm

     

    [email protected] your name is Audrey!! Sorry about your Grandpa!


  • Creepy dude on May 31st, 2019 - 2:43pm

     

    COOLCUZ:

    God gets the credit for what I post.

    I’m just glad he used my thumbs to type it.

    🙂

    TheCreepyDude


  • Nina on May 31st, 2019 - 4:46pm

     

    @CreepyDude As I was looking on the comments I saw so many people thanking you for the message you posted. I read it and it’s really good. That message is really encouraging and true and it comforted my heart in a good way that’s hard to explain. You have a gift there I pray that you will keep using it. Thank You!


  • gw28 on May 31st, 2019 - 8:05pm

     

    Kaylynne: My school isn’t done for about two weeks… 🙁


  • Coolcuz on June 1st, 2019 - 6:39am

     

    Thankyou everyone! <3
    -CC


  • agenx37 on June 1st, 2019 - 1:28pm

     

    Hi!


  • agenx37 on June 1st, 2019 - 1:54pm

     

    Hi!!
    What i did today: I went out to breakfast with my Dad!! Went
    to a parade. Going to go to the pool!! Anyone want to be chat buddies!!??


  • WWIininja on June 2nd, 2019 - 6:12am

     

    Verse of the day:
    2 Timothy 4:2-3 KJV “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. [3] For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;”
    Hope it gives you direction!


  • Bookworm on June 3rd, 2019 - 10:03am

     

    @CoolCuz
    I’m so sorry to hear about your grandpa! That must be so hard. :’(


  • Coolcuz on June 3rd, 2019 - 10:08am

     

    Friday will be a tough day for me. Prayers would be greatly appreciated. <3
    -CC


  • agenx37 on June 3rd, 2019 - 12:28pm

     

    HI


  • Coolcuz on June 4th, 2019 - 1:15pm

     

    Thankyou BOOKWORM! I’ve still been crying. My uncle has been wonderful. Thankyou, Uncle S.! (he doesn’t want his real name posted here so I did his first initial.)
    -CC


  • Cartoons on June 4th, 2019 - 1:59pm

     

    @COOLCUZ,
    So sorry to hear about your grandpa. I’ll be praying for you. 🙁 <3


  • WWIININJA on June 4th, 2019 - 5:56pm

     

    I want to tell y’all that the new podcast is out! See everyone there!


  • Coolcuz on June 5th, 2019 - 8:54am

     

    @CARTOONS:
    Thanks!
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on June 10th, 2019 - 6:36am

     

    Hey everyone! Welcome to the writers page!
    -CC


  • Bookworm on June 10th, 2019 - 7:39am

     

    Hi! 🙂


  • soccerkid on June 10th, 2019 - 8:21am

     

    Great! So, what should we do first?


  • Wwiininja on June 10th, 2019 - 10:06am

     

    Writers page! Yay!


  • Coolcuz on June 10th, 2019 - 10:09am

     

    I’ll begin with an introduction:
    Hello, everyone! My real name is Audrey and I’m always writing. I noticed that a lot of people like to write, so I talked to my friend and decided to start a writing page. Everyday (that I can, at least) I will post a short lesson and a tip. Hopefully it will give you inspiration. Also, you can ask questions or for names, ideas, ect. on this page too. I thank you all for coming! Let’s get this thing started!
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on June 10th, 2019 - 10:15am

     

    FIRST LESSON:
    I’m discussing first the way you introduce your characters into your story. How do you personally do that? Do you write out a whole chapter of explanations or do you do something different? I’m going to give you to examples of how you could introduce your characters. This first one is the one I personally prefer to do. I do it on the page befor my first chapter and do something like this:
    CONT.
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on June 10th, 2019 - 10:21am

     

    LESSON 1. CONT:
    Start with the main character in your story. These names and information are entirely fictional.

    Characters name: what the character looks like. How old the character is. Some fact about your character.

    Repeat this until you have all of your characters down. Be sure to leave room for any last minute characters you wish to add. Here’s an example:

    Addie Rushet: a freckled face, blue eyed girl with blond hair. She is seven years old and loves to play with her dolls.
    CONT.
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on June 10th, 2019 - 10:28am

     

    LESSON 1. CONT:
    Or you begin a story like this:

    – “Good morning, Frances!”cried Marge excitedly” tell me, how was your trip to San Antonio?”
    Marge Chawgain was talking to her best friend, Frances Due. Marge had beautiful, silky brown hair and honey colored eyes. She was a freshman in high school and was also the best cheerleader.
    “Fine,” answered the raven haired Frances indifferently.-

    Either way is a good way to start your story, but never start a story without explaining it.
    CONT.
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on June 10th, 2019 - 10:35am

     

    LESSON 1. CONT.:
    A good story needs a good start. Remember that. I judge a book by the first few pages. If it doesn’t interest me, I don’t finish it. A good start helps the story flow smoothly.

    TIP TIME:
    When I write, I try to do it on single pieces of paper, that way, if I really mess up, I can just toss on page instead of ruining my notebook. Once I’ve written it, I’ll copy it into my notebooks.

    Please remember this is my first post so it may be a little rough. Sorry! Any questions?

    -CC


  • Wwiininja on June 10th, 2019 - 11:03am

     

    I’m ready!


  • Coolcuz on June 10th, 2019 - 11:49am

     

    @WWIININJA:
    Can you send links on this website by chance?
    -CC


  • soccerkid on June 10th, 2019 - 12:18pm

     

    I have no questions! That was amazing! Good job. I have introduced some of my characters the way you have described, while other times I haves introduced a fast-paced action scene, then slow it down and introduce the characters.


  • Rilla on June 10th, 2019 - 1:02pm

     

    @coolcuz
    Thanks for doing this! I’m really looking forward to seeing your next posts.


  • Jell-o on June 10th, 2019 - 2:14pm

     

    @CoolCuz,
    I love writing! I will definitely be looking out for your posts. I struggle with middles: I would have this great idea and have a great time writing it, but the story has no bone structure, so it falls apart, and by that time I don’t have enough interest in it anymore to try and piece it back together! Any tips?


  • Jell-O on June 10th, 2019 - 3:54pm

     

    Great job, COOLCUZ! Thanks for doing this.


  • Rilla on June 10th, 2019 - 4:23pm

     

    @JELL-O
    I love writing too, but I have the same problem as you, lol!


  • PeterF on June 10th, 2019 - 4:57pm

     

    this is cool! thanks for doing this. I’m interested in writing but most of the time i don’t finish my stories.


  • Jell-o on June 11th, 2019 - 4:16am

     

    How many people are allowed to do lessons?


  • Coolcuz on June 11th, 2019 - 5:45am

     

    LESSON 2.:
    I’m doing this lesson on a question that JELL-O asked: Middles to stories. I used to have a terrible time with middles, but as I kept going, I got much better at middles. I would have a great beginning and a great ending but absolutely no middle.
    How do I do middles? First off, I don’t immediately begin writing my story when I get a great beginning, I wait. I plan out the basic story line and what’s going to happen. Sometimes I’ll even play out in my mind the story and- CONT.
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on June 11th, 2019 - 5:52am

     

    LESSON 2. CONT:
    And I would become that character for awhile. I would first write my beginning and ending idea in a small notebook so I wouldn’t forget it. In my mind, I would play my ideas out until I found the perfect middle. I would ask myself these questions:
    What happens in my ending?
    What happens in my beginning?
    How do I connect the two?
    I would find the best way I could make the story go on. Practice makes perfect. I got much better as I would go on.
    CONT.
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on June 11th, 2019 - 5:58am

     

    LESSON 2. CONT.:
    Remember, the middle is what pulls the whole story together and is one of the most important parts in the story. If its a mystery, you need the detective to find clues. If its a romance, it’s got to have mushy, yucky stuff like that. Playing out my characters really helps me.

    TIP TIME:
    When I write out my stories, I use a pen. Sometimes my pens will run out of ink. If the same thing happens to you, never mind it! Different colors makes it fun!

    Any questions? Comments?
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on June 11th, 2019 - 6:03am

     

    Thankyou everyone who said you liked my first lesson! I’m sure you where just being polite, but still, thank you from the bottom of my heart!

    F.Y.I.
    I will try to post everyday unless otherwise noted. I WILL NOT BE POSTING ON SATURDAYS OR SUNDAYS (hey, even authors need a break!). Thank you for understanding!

    @WWIININJA:
    If you can post links, every time a new podcast comes out, will you please post a link to this page and tell people about it? If not, that’s okay! Please let me know!
    -CC


  • Wwiininja on June 11th, 2019 - 6:19am

     

    @CoolCuz
    Yes, links are allowed if they are not from an outside website. Make sense?


  • Jell-o on June 11th, 2019 - 7:58am

     

    Thank you, Coolcuz!!! Great advise! And this was a great idea, by the way: I had no idea there were so many kids out there who liked to write!


  • Jell-o on June 11th, 2019 - 8:34am

     

    @ThisQustionIsForAnyone:
    I’m homeschooled, and I take writing classes as part of my schooling. A lot of my classes say that you should outline your whole story before you write. What do you think about outlines?


  • Coolcuz on June 11th, 2019 - 8:53am

     

    @JELL-O:
    If you want to do a lesson, ok!
    -CC


  • WWIININJA on June 11th, 2019 - 8:58am

     

    @CoolCuz
    Ok, I will post new podcast links!


  • Coolcuz on June 11th, 2019 - 9:59am

     

    @JELL-O:
    I do not use any outlines for my stories. Sometimes I will, however, write a short little thing about the characters life to help me. The only thing I use outlines for is school.

    @WWIININJA:
    Thank you for doing the links! None of my links ever go through!

    I had no idea so many people liked writing either. Thankyou so much for helping make my writing dream come true! <3
    -CC


  • bookworm on June 11th, 2019 - 10:12am

     

    @Jell-o
    When I’m writing, I don’t really use an outline. I’m actually not very good at writing or using them… lol 🙂


  • Jell-o on June 11th, 2019 - 11:10am

     

    @BOOKWORM, I don’t really like using outlines either. I’m a freestyle writer! But I’m not very organized, in my writing or in general!


  • Bluestar on June 11th, 2019 - 12:18pm

     

    @everyone hey guys! This looks awesome. I love creative writing! Warriors fans, I need some warrior, med, and rouge names plz ty!


  • Jell-o on June 11th, 2019 - 1:40pm

     

    @Bluestar:
    Boy names or girl names?


  • Coolcuz on June 11th, 2019 - 1:51pm

     

    @BLUESTAR:
    Sorry, I’ve never even heard of Warriors. Is it a video game? Book series? TV show? Movie?
    If you tell me a little about it I may be able to give you some ideas.
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on June 11th, 2019 - 1:52pm

     

    Tommorows lesson is a good one……… And hopefully the one after that too!
    -CC


  • COolcuz on June 11th, 2019 - 2:06pm

     

    I’m good with names if you need any: first, middle, last, or full names. Just give me the gender and tell me exactly what you want (EXAMPLE: I want a full girls name that the first name begins with a “W”, or something like that) and I’ll get back to you on that!
    -CC


  • Jell-O on June 11th, 2019 - 2:08pm

     

    @CC
    Can’t wait!


  • COolcuz on June 11th, 2019 - 2:09pm

     

    @JELL-O:
    A good way to revive interest in a story is to retread it carefully. Think about how you could finish it or what you could add (or take away) to make a complete story. Sometimes I look at my story and go “well forget that!” and I’ll toss it. But that doesn’t happen often.
    -CC


  • Jell-O on June 11th, 2019 - 2:09pm

     

    I’m great at first names! If anyone needs any help with those, I can help!


  • COolcuz on June 11th, 2019 - 2:10pm

     

    Wow! My comments are posting really quickly! Thank you moderators! You guys rock!
    -CC


  • COolcuz on June 11th, 2019 - 2:13pm

     

    Idea:
    Should I give you like home work to do? Like if I did an introduction lesson, have you guys post a short introduction? I need your feedback on this. Don’t be afraid to say no! I totally understand it!
    -CC


  • COolcuz on June 11th, 2019 - 2:19pm

     

    ‘Bye for now! I’ll see you tommorrow (I guess the correct way to say that is “type to all tommorrow) 🙂
    -CC


  • Jell-O on June 11th, 2019 - 3:09pm

     

    @COOLCUZ
    I wouldn’t mind a homework assignment . . . short story or report or something like that, whatever!


  • bookworm on June 11th, 2019 - 3:31pm

     

    @Bluestar
    I hope these names help! 🙂
    Good guys: Cedarstrength, Moondrop, Wolfcry, Robinsong, Lightningbolt, Pineneedle, Singingbird, Dragonflame, Yarrowtail, Basilnose, Specklefur, Merryeyes
    Bad guys: Wailingwind, Greencough, Slyfox, Eggthief, Sludge, The Watcher, Hail, Mangy, Shrike, Nightshade, Mugwort, Bane


  • Bookworm on June 11th, 2019 - 4:20pm

     

    @CoolCuz
    Would you do daily homework or weekly? I wouldn’t be able to do daily homework, but I’d probably be able to do weekly homework. 🙂


  • soccerkid on June 11th, 2019 - 4:29pm

     

    @ COOLCUZI wouldn’t mind having homework. Maybe so things stay fair, we rotate people doing the lessons each week/day. Totally a suggestion though. Would anybody want to do that?


  • COolcuz on June 12th, 2019 - 4:17am

     

    @JELL-O:
    Great! I need one more person to agree befor I start it though.
    -CC


  • COolcuz on June 12th, 2019 - 4:20am

     

    Good morning fellow writers! As of right now, I will not be able to do a lesson a week from this Friday. I will be busy.
    -CC


  • COolcuz on June 12th, 2019 - 4:21am

     

    I will post today’s lesson later today.
    -CC


  • COolcuz on June 12th, 2019 - 5:05am

     

    LESSON 3.:
    Today’s lesson is on how to bring Christ into your stories. I’ve brought Him into several of my stories. Maybe you’ve wanted to know how, here are some ways you can do that:
    Make one of your characters can pray or recite a Bible verse. One of my mystery books I wrote, the girl got kidnapped. The girl was afraid in the first book and recited Psalm 56:3 (I think this is the correct verse). It helped her.
    CONT.
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on June 12th, 2019 - 5:10am

     

    LESSON 3.:
    In another book in the series, she prayed that God would bless their clubhouse. In yet another book, she got kidnapped again. This time she was not afraid. Her kidnapper couldn’t understand why she wasn’t afraid. She explained that she wasn’t afraid because she knew God was in charge and would protect her. She brought her kidnapper to Christ.
    That’s some ways you could bring Jesus into your stories. You could even make a story about a missionary or pastor.
    CONT.
    -CC


  • COolcuz on June 12th, 2019 - 5:15am

     

    LESSON 3. CONT.:
    You may make a whole story about Christ or mention him a few times. You could do a lot to bring Him into your stories. If you let people borrow your stories, you never know who may need to hear about Christ. Your stories could even bring people to Christ.

    TIP TIME:
    Don’t bother with outlines. They can be frustrating and difficult.

    Any questions? Comments? Concerns? Ideas? Just ask!
    -CC


  • Wwiininja on June 12th, 2019 - 7:06am

     

    @Jell-o
    I don’t do outlines.


  • Wwiininja on June 12th, 2019 - 7:07am

     

    @CoolCuz
    I think a little homework might be ok.


  • Wwiininja on June 12th, 2019 - 7:12am

     

    @Bluestar
    I have read almost all of the Warriors series; they are pretty good!
    Warrior/medicine cat name ideas:
    Green-eye
    Rock-jaw
    Falcon-screech
    Ice-eye
    Pine-whisker
    Oak-tail
    Rogue names:
    Spur
    Claw
    Rip
    Snake-eye
    Bone-tooth
    Let me know if you want more!


  • Wwiininja on June 12th, 2019 - 7:15am

     

    @Jell-o
    I am writing a book, so any names you could give me would be appreciated!


  • Wwiininja on June 12th, 2019 - 7:18am

     

    @CoolCuz
    Just to be sure, do you want me to post just new podcast links? Or do you want other things to?


  • Wwiininja on June 12th, 2019 - 7:19am

     

    @Jell-o
    There is no limit for this writing club.


  • Bluestar on June 12th, 2019 - 7:57am

     

    @Jello either! @Coolcuz it’s a book series. About cats. Example names : BlueSTAR leaders end with star. Med: Leafseer (plant or elemental) warrior: Fireheart(anything) rouge: Scar (anything loner ish.)


  • COolcuz on June 12th, 2019 - 8:53am

     

    If anyone wants to participate, I will have a little home work section at the end of my lesson. It will be something for you to type out and post. Again, if you don’t want to, you don’t have to. No pressure! The only thing I ask is that you please type this ontop of your comment if you do the homework things: “HOMEWORK ANSWERS.” this just helps me know who is doing and who isn’t. If no body does it, I’ll quit doing it.
    -CC


  • Dawn15 on June 12th, 2019 - 8:55am

     

    Will there be a Q&A episode soon? Would love to know what is coming up!


  • Jell-o on June 12th, 2019 - 9:16am

     

    @WWIININJA:
    I’d love to help you! Do you need boy names, girl names, or both? And if you could give me a little of background on the character’s personalities, that would be great!


  • Jell-o on June 12th, 2019 - 9:31am

     

    @BLUESTAR
    I have never read the Warriors books, sorry.


  • Bluestar on June 12th, 2019 - 9:34am

     

    @WWIININJA. Ty TY TY!!! Names: Carella, Nico


  • CoOlcuz on June 12th, 2019 - 9:55am

     

    @DAWN15:
    I don’t know if a Q&A is coming up soon or not.
    -CC


  • WWIININJA on June 12th, 2019 - 11:09am

     

    @Jell-O
    Any names would be awesome!


  • WWIININJA on June 12th, 2019 - 11:11am

     

    @CoolCuz
    Nice lesson!


  • WWIININJA on June 12th, 2019 - 11:12am

     

    @CoolCuz
    I might like a little homework.


  • Wwiininja on June 12th, 2019 - 11:16am

     

    @Jell-O
    Have you seen Bookworm’s name ideas for you? They are amazing!!


  • Bookworm on June 12th, 2019 - 11:18am

     

    @Bluestar
    Here are some names! 🙂
    Good guy warrior: Cedarstrength, Moondrop, Wolfcry, Robinsong, Lightningbolt, Pineneedle, Singingbird, Dragonflame, Specklefur, Merryeyes,
    Good guy medicine cat: Yarrowtail, Basilnose, Skygazer, Grassflower, Mintblossom, Willowbark
    Bad guy: Wailingwind, Greencough, Slyfox, Eggthief, Hardheart, Wiltingrose
    Bad guy medicine cat: Nightshade, Mugwort, Rottonwood
    Rogue: Sludge, The Watcher, Hail, Mangy, Shrike, Bane, Ripper, Vulture


  • Wwiininja on June 12th, 2019 - 11:19am

     

    @CoolCuz
    In my story that’s modeled after a The Exodus, God is called Allto. I began the name with a “A” and ended it with a “O” to symbolize The Alpha and Omega. Jesus was called the Alpha and Omega in the Book of Revelation. Is that kinda what you meant?


  • COolcuz on June 12th, 2019 - 12:20pm

     

    @WWIININJA:
    Yes, that’s what I mean! You are bringing Christ into your stories and are teaching others about Him! I admire that!
    -CC


  • Jell-o on June 12th, 2019 - 12:50pm

     

    @WWIININJA
    Here are some boys names: Amner, Audrick, Daren, Derek, Emmett, Flynn, Garrick, Kellan, Warren.
    Some girls names: Ada, Blenda, Cara, Derora, Dinah, Eden, Hope, Iris, Judith, Lea, Samara.
    These might not be the style you’re looking for, but I hope they help!


  • Wwiininja on June 13th, 2019 - 5:58am

     

    @Bookworm
    Great names!


  • COolcuz on June 13th, 2019 - 6:02am

     

    Just a heads up, I won’t be posting the lesson until later today.
    -CC


  • COolcuz on June 13th, 2019 - 11:04am

     

    LESSON:
    Today’s lesson is on how to make your character sound interesting. When you introduce your character, make it sound interesting! Your character needs to sound interesting or people aren’t going to read your story.
    How do you make your person sound interesting? Describing their personality really helps.
    Are they friendly and sweet or grumbly and annoying? Do they help others or are they selfish? Here is an example of a colorful explanation of a character…….
    CONT.
    -CC


  • COolcuz on June 13th, 2019 - 11:09am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    – Addy Mitchell was one of the sweetest girls in the whole school. She was the class president and also was in the drama club. Any time someone needed anything, you could count on Addy to be there helping.
    Clarissa Devonché, however, was the complete opposite of Addy. She was normally the one to cause the problems, cheat on tests and quizzes, and bully other children. She would make fun of the hurt or the student who was struggling instead of helping them.-
    CONT.
    -CC


  • COolcuz on June 13th, 2019 - 11:15am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    Remember to use good, appropriate adjectives to describe your character. Also, make sure you follow those descriptions later on in your story and not contradict them in any way (sure, your character can get sad or angry! Everyone does!) That’s important to do!

    TIP TIME:
    Write any future character ideas down in a small notebook do you don’t forget them.

    HOMEWORK:
    Type out a description in a comment about a character. Make sure to use colorful adjectives!

    Any questions?
    -CC


  • Wwiininja on June 13th, 2019 - 12:10pm

     

    HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT:
    Gary Len had always had problems with Joseph Clarence. Gary had always been the best with the broadsword and foil, and I’ve mastered the art of writing of course in full armor. Joseph on the other hand, could not seem to get any of it right besides picking pockets. Joseph was not trusted nor liked. He had red hair and a quick temper and would snap at you for almost nothing. Even though he himself disobey the rules, he would yell at you if you did one thing wrong, unlike Gary


  • Wwiininja on June 13th, 2019 - 12:11pm

     

    HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT CONT.
    Gary would always help you if you were in trouble. He would never let you do something wrong if you knew about it, but he was never mean about it.


  • Jell-o on June 13th, 2019 - 12:34pm

     

    HOMEWORK ANSWERS:
    – Nadia O’Brein was a peasant girl, the first daughter of a shepherd who lived in the Outer Vales. Nadia was tall, slender, and had the curliest hair of everyone in her village, which annoyed her. But to the few friends she had that were her age, she was loyal, and empathetic. Whatever trouble one girl was going through, Nadia had gone through before, and she knew just what was needed to made her friend smile again.


  • COolcuz on June 13th, 2019 - 1:01pm

     

    Well,I’ll give an example describing myself for the homework thing: (it really does)
    – Her name was Audrey (the last name isn’t really mine) Nisly. She had brownish blonde wavy hair and odd greenish colored eyes. She wore glasses that seemed determined to slide down her nose, no matter what she did. Some called her pretty, but she really wasn’t. She had a heart for children of all ages: babies, toddlers, and school aged. Her mind was always on stories or books and her from was full of both.-
    -CC


  • Bookworm on June 13th, 2019 - 2:13pm

     

    @WWIIninja
    Thx! 🙂


  • Cartoons on June 13th, 2019 - 2:46pm

     

    Minnie Knight was a quiet girl and hardly uttered a word unless she was spoken to . She kept mostly to herself and nobody paid much attention to her, Minnie went about almost as a shadow unnoticed.Though if anyone ever took the time to know her they would know she had a heart of gold and an adventurous spirit.
    Sorry I know I haven’t commented hear much but I have read the lessons and I thought this homework assignment sounded fun. Lol :p lol idk how good my description was though.


  • COolcuz on June 13th, 2019 - 4:30pm

     

    I’ve decided to do a lesson only every other day, starting next week. If anyone else wants to do a lesson on the off days for me, just let me know! I’ll welcome any lessons (who knows, I may learn something cool!). This just helps me out because of our moving. I’ll do a lesson on Monday, so Tuesday and Thursday are open. If nobody wants to do it, that’s okay with me too. Reminder: we take a break with our moderators and don’t do lessons on Saturday or Sunday.
    Have a great evening everyone!
    -CC


  • A on June 13th, 2019 - 5:19pm

     

    Judd Crandle, a muscular, chestnut haired boy was playing catch with his little brother, an energetic and chubby boy named Ryan. Judd threw a fastball. His brother tried to catch it, but missed.
    “Hey, that’s okay, dude. That was a hard one to get.” Judd smiled. His brother looked up and nodded. After another twenty catches, Judd decided to switch to something easier for Ryan’s sake.
    “Do you want to play soccer?”?Ryan frowned. “But you need the practice for your baseball team.”
    Judd shrugged. “I can practice later.”
    Ryan beamed. “Okay, I’ll get the soccer ball.


  • soccerkid on June 13th, 2019 - 5:25pm

     

    Judd Crandle, a muscular, chestnut haired boy was playing catch with his little brother, an energetic and chubby boy named Ryan. Judd threw a fastball. His brother tried to catch it, but missed.
    “Hey, that’s okay, dude. That was a hard one to get.” Judd smiled. His brother looked up and nodded. After a few more throws, Judd decided to switch to something easier for Ryan’s sake. “Let’s go play video games. I’ll teach you how to beat level six.”
    Ryan grinned up at his thoughtful brother. “Ok.”


  • PeterF on June 13th, 2019 - 6:03pm

     

    I think more comments are being posted on here instead of the new podcast! 🙂 I’ve been posting a lot more this summer then previous ones.


  • WWiininjA on June 14th, 2019 - 5:38am

     

    Verse of the day:
    Psalm 20:5 KJV “We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the Lord fulfil all thy petitions.”
    I hope you love it!


  • COolcuz on June 14th, 2019 - 7:21am

     

    LESSON:
    My lesson today is on how to make your stories read better by doing one simple thing: not using the word said 80,000 times!
    What, you ask, is wrong with using the word said? Nothing, IF you don’t over use it. Let me give you an example of over using the word said:
    – “Don’t touch the stove, Aaron!”, said Mother.
    “Aww, Maw! You never let me!” said Aaron.
    “That’s because you can burn yourself,” said Mother.
    “Oh,” said Aaron.-
    See what I mean? Too many ‘saids’.
    CONTINUED
    -CC


  • COolcuz on June 14th, 2019 - 7:27am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    (Yes, I know that dialogue was totally corny, it was just an example)
    So how do you change that? You can do it by simple replacing the word ‘said’. What do you replace it with? How about more colorful words like asked, questioned, responded, replied, snorted, giggled, shrieked, murmered, whispered, shouted, roared, laughed, and the list goes on and on and on…….. Well, I hope you get the picture.
    I’ll give another example in a minute……..
    CONTINUED
    -CC


  • COolcUZ on June 14th, 2019 - 7:34am

     

    LESSON CONTINUED:
    – “Where were you on the morning of August 6?”questioned the detective.
    “I was at my store, minding my own business (no pun intended) when a crook came into my store.” Miss Lacey answered in a nervous tone of voice.
    “How do you know it was a crook?” Detective Bankin asked.
    “He wore a ski mask!”the scared lady responded.-
    You can use the word said occasionally, but don’t over do it! It doesn’t sound good at all when you read it out loud (or in your head!).
    CONTINUED
    -CC


  • COolcuz on June 14th, 2019 - 7:39am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    I hope this helped you all in your writing. We should always be alert to making our stories sound better! (that’s actually what Monday’s lesson is about!)

    TIP TIME:
    I always use whiteout, because I write with pens. I prefer the liquid whiteout pens to the bottles because you don’t get too much on your paper by accident.

    HOMEWORK:
    Write a short dialogue between two people. Avoid using the word ‘said’.

    Any questions?


  • Bookworm on June 14th, 2019 - 9:21am

     

    @CoolCuz
    Are you doing weekly or daily homework?


  • Jell-o on June 14th, 2019 - 10:21am

     

    @ COOLCUZ:
    I might like to a lesson on your off days, but I’m worried that on a day I’m supposed to do it I won’t have any ideas.


  • Jell-o on June 14th, 2019 - 10:49am

     

    HOMEWORK ANSWERS:
    -“How do I look?” Borvis asked as he took off his coat.
    Naomi examined his outfit. “That sweater makes you look like a pickle,” she pointed out matter-of-factly.
    Borvis frowned. “That’s the idea.”
    “Oh.” Naomi reconsidered. “Good, then.”
    “Great,” Borvis muttered, rolling his eyes. “You can’t even tell I’m supposed to be a pickle. Who’s idea was this costume party, anyway?”
    “Alana’s,” Naomi answered as she tugged on her friends arm, leading him into the garage…. CONT.


  • Anonymous on June 14th, 2019 - 10:51am

     

    HOMEWORK ANSWERS CONT.
    “So, why did you choose a pickle?” Naomi quizzed.
    “They’re the only vegetable that doesn’t make me sneeze,” Borvis answered.-


  • Jell-o on June 14th, 2019 - 10:52am

     

    Sorry, the comment about Borvis and Naomi is mine! I forgot to type in my name!


  • WWIININJA on June 14th, 2019 - 12:51pm

     

    Wow, there were a lot of typos in my homework. Sorry about that.


  • WWIININJA on June 14th, 2019 - 12:59pm

     

    HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT:
    “How did you do on the sword test?” Leo questioned.
    Joe grimaced. “I don’t know. The foil and rapier seemed ok, but the broadsword didn’t feel that good. How about you?”
    “It all seemed good for me,” replied Leo.
    “That figures. You always get stuff right,” sighed Joe.
    “Do you need help? We have awhile till the next test, so I can help you, if you want,” asked Leo.
    Joe brightened. “If you could, I’d really appreciate it!”
    “Ok, let’s get started!” Leo exclaimed.


  • COolcuz on June 14th, 2019 - 1:06pm

     

    Great job everyone! I’m proud!
    -CC


  • COolcuz on June 14th, 2019 - 1:38pm

     

    @BOOKWORM:
    I’m planning on doing homework as much as possible, but some lessons I may not be able to, do to the topic. It all depends, really!
    -CC


  • Bookworm on June 14th, 2019 - 2:46pm

     

    @CoolCuz
    Ok! Btw, if you ever need some one to fill in for you, I could do a lesson. (It would be about dialogue) 🙂


  • Bookworm on June 14th, 2019 - 2:54pm

     

    Homework:
    The sun sank low in the sky, coloring everything it could touch crimson; including the tear streaked face of the girl who sat before it. It tinted her blond hair orange, and seemed to caress her cheeks with its warmth. The sky was lit up with the most beautiful colors, but Nora didn’t see any of it, though her eyes were open and were gazing straight into it. The fact was that her deep brown eyes, which were now swimming in tears, hadn’t ever and wouldn’t ever see a sunset.
    CONT…


  • Bookworm on June 14th, 2019 - 2:57pm

     

    CONT…
    Yes, Nora was blind; but it didn’t make her depressed or angry. Nora Armstrong was one of those people who seem to always be peaceful and happy. The reason for this was that Nora was leaning on the Everlasting Arm of the Good Shepherd. Knowing that He was leading her made her feel secure and loved. Only one burden shadowed her joy, and that burden was why she was sitting on a hill overlooking the sea and crying. But she knew that the Shepherd had a plan and all she had to do was trust.


  • Jell-O on June 14th, 2019 - 4:10pm

     

    I have an idea! What if every day, I (or anyone else who wants to) post a new word for the day? There could be a challenge: to use that certain word in your writing today. Let me know if you like this idea in the comments below!


  • soccerkid on June 14th, 2019 - 5:23pm

     

    I’m so sorry guys. “A” is me. When working on the writing assignment, I copied and pasted my first draft of my section. I had no idea it posted.Total mistake. I completely apologize.


  • Wwiininja on June 15th, 2019 - 1:53pm

     

    Verse of the day:
    Isaiah 65:24 KJV “And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.”
    I hope it gives you strength to carry on!


  • Wwiininja on June 16th, 2019 - 5:59am

     

    Verse of the day:
    Deuteronomy 5:16 KJV “Honour thy father and thy mother, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.”
    I hope it gives you instruction!


  • COolcuz on June 17th, 2019 - 6:37am

     

    I will post my lesson later today.
    -CC


  • COolcuz on June 17th, 2019 - 6:51am

     

    @JELL-O:
    I wouldn’t mind a word of the day! That would be fun!
    -CC


  • COolcuz on June 17th, 2019 - 6:54am

     

    @BOOKWORM:
    Would you want to do a lesson tommorrow? I’m only doing lessons on Monday’s, Wednesday’s, and Fridays. Tuesday’s and Thursday’s are open for lessons, just let me know ahead of time. You don’t need to do a writing tip, unless you want to. I’m glad to see people really like my writers club!
    -CC


  • soccerkid on June 17th, 2019 - 9:15am

     

    Word of the day sounds fun! I’m all for it.


  • COolcuz on June 17th, 2019 - 1:27pm

     

    LESSON:
    How do you make your stories sound interesting? This will be a to day lesson. The second part will be on Wednesday. One way you can do that is to sound more educated. I don’t mean talking like Eugene, I mean something different.
    We already discussed changing the word said. You can change other words and it truly makes your book ( FYI: if I say book, I mean book or story) sound way more educated. What can you change? How do you do that? Well……….
    TBC (to be continued)
    -CC


  • COolcuz on June 17th, 2019 - 1:33pm

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    Verbs can be changed (especially action verbs) and you can get a much more colorful picture. The best way to explain is with an example.
    – Madelyn Shink wearily trudged up the steep embankment of the long dried riverbed. Her arms ached and felt as though they were on fire, for the weight of her packages was great. Dirt clung to her clothing and the wind blew with fierceness at the small waif.
    Would she ever arrive at the Kinderdough mansion? Still, she pressed on……
    TBC
    -CC


  • Jell-O on June 17th, 2019 - 1:34pm

     

    Today’s new word is…
    Exacerbate: vb.- To make something more intense or sharp; aggravate. OR To exasperate, annoy, or embitter; to irritate.


  • COolcuz on June 17th, 2019 - 1:39pm

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    After what seemed like an eternity to the young orphan, she arrived at the mansion.
    She stumbled up the carved stairs and lifted the brass knocker.
    The door was opened and a gruff maid roughly took the packages.
    ” Be off with you now!”, she growled.
    Madelyn glanced past her at the roaring fire on the hearth and the gorgeous tapestries on the walls. Reluctantly, the outcast turned and walked out into the now pouring rain and sleet.-
    TBC.
    -CC


  • COolcuz on June 17th, 2019 - 1:47pm

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    See what I mean? Using different verbs and adjectives really changes how a story sounds. If I had used the word “went” or so, it wouldn’t have been as interesting, would it? Cut out the bigger, fancier words and it’s plain and dull. Use bigger and better words and get bigger and better results.

    TIP TIME:
    Find a new word, find out what it means and include it in your story.

    HOMEWORK:
    Write out a paragraph using colorful verbs. Try to sound educated!
    Any questions? At all?
    -CC


  • COolcuz on June 17th, 2019 - 3:08pm

     

    @WWIININJA:
    When the new podcast comes out, post on that page a link to this page. Tell everyone about our page! Do what they do for the agency, but with this page instead of that one (you guys really should check out the agency, it’s cool!)
    Did I make any sence at all? I know what I’m trying to say, but I’m not sure if I’m making any sence at all.
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on June 17th, 2019 - 4:03pm

     

    @JELL-O:
    It’s actually spelled “exasperate”, if I’ve got the word correctly.
    -CC


  • COolcuz on June 17th, 2019 - 4:04pm

     

    My lesson is out!
    -CC


  • Jell-O on June 17th, 2019 - 4:15pm

     

    @ CC
    If you need someone to do a lesson someday, like on a certain day of the week, I can volunteer. Maybe on your off days, I can alternate with whoever else wants to do it.


  • Jell-O on June 17th, 2019 - 4:25pm

     

    @ COOLCUZ
    Actually, “exacerbate” is a real word! I found it I the dictionary one day when I was looking up a word!


  • Jell-o on June 17th, 2019 - 4:41pm

     

    HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT:
    Jake skidded to a stop right in front of the baker’s shop. His nose was smashed against the glass as he peered hungrily inside at the fresh-baked rolls and glazed buns displayed in the window, and his frosty breath made a cloud on the glass. Every time a wealthy customer opened the door, he strained to catch a whiff of the warm, cinnamon-y smell that wafted from inside the bakery.
    Suddenly, he heard a voice at his elbow. “Did you get enough to eat today?”
    CONTINUED…


  • Jell-o on June 17th, 2019 - 4:49pm

     

    HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT, CONT.
    It was Nancy, that ragged, begging errand girl who had to hire herself out to snotty rich folk for only a halfpenny per person just so she could eat. She never left Jake alone; sort of watched out for him, even though she was a year younger and two times smaller.
    “Yes,” Jake responded indifferently, shouldering his chimney sweep brooms. “Master Thompson feeds me just fine.”
    “Then why are you wasting daylight dawdling in front of the bakery?”
    Jake didn’t respond.
    CONT.


  • Jell-o on June 17th, 2019 - 4:55pm

     

    HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT, CONT.
    Nancy fished around in her pocket and pulled out a whole shilling, which she proudly displayed in her palm! “Ran into a nice old lady in a big house, full of real dirty rooms. She wanted to give me something extra for my trouble. Probably enough to buy a few rolls. Enough to share.”
    Jake wanted to argued, but his stomach and his common sense were on Nancy’s side. Somehow, he’d have to make it up to her. Eventually. –


  • Jell-O on June 18th, 2019 - 8:08am

     

    Word of the day is…
    Exceedingly: adv. – I’m sure you guy already know what this means, but I’ll give the definition anyway – extremely; very; to a great amount; extraordinarily.

    This word is just much better than “really” or “very”, so try to use it in your writing today as a replacement for those words. It will make your writing more colorful, and make it sound more educated, like COOLCUZ talked about in her lesson.


  • Coolcuz on June 18th, 2019 - 10:48am

     

    We are going out of town for a few days. We will be back on Saturday. I don’t care who does lessons while I’m gone, but I will post one on Monday. Have a good week!
    -CC


  • God’s girl on June 19th, 2019 - 4:42am

     

    Verse of the day:The joy of the LORD is my strength Nehemiah 8:10


  • soccerkid on June 19th, 2019 - 7:49am

     

    HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT PT. 1
    Jim inhaled sharply. Smells of fresh laid hay, buttery pretzels, dirty poultry, and sweaty people enriched his nose. His shining eyes received different facts constantly. Sounds of people chattering, crowds laughing and cars slamming into each other buzzed in his ears. In a crowd of this magnitude, Jim wold walk away rich. He began to move at the crowds pace, coalescing with bodies.


  • soccerkid on June 19th, 2019 - 7:55am

     

    HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT PT.2
    Vendors venturing to tempt someone at a silly game loitered the teeming road.
    Jim sucked in air and began to scrutinise the throng for bulky purses. He eyed one EXCEEDINGLY large black purse and eased his path closer to the surefire wealth. His lofty frame gave him an advantage. He peered over the woman’s shoulder into the dark oblivion. He squinted as something gleaming seized his view.


  • soccerkid on June 19th, 2019 - 7:56am

     

    HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT PT.3
    Jim fell back a few paces, observing the people around him, growing angry at how many people there were. He eventually sped up and thrust his hand into the purse. He rapidly fingered several items. His frustration was EXACERBATED by the fact that he couldn’t find the wallet. Finally he discovered the correct one. He clutched it and drew his hand back out. He banked right, into the cow exhibit. Mission accomplished.


  • Moriah on June 19th, 2019 - 10:21am

     

    @SOCCERKID, @COOLCUZ, @BOOKWORM,
    Is this the writer’s page? Can I join? Do I have to be a certain age? Is it too late because you have already done a bunch of lessons? Please let me know!


  • agenx37 on June 19th, 2019 - 12:37pm

     

    [email protected] Can i join!!??


  • soccerkid on June 19th, 2019 - 6:34pm

     

    @MORIAH: Yes, this is the writer’s page. Of course you can join! All ages are welcome. We have done a few lessons, but feel free to read them, comment on what you think, and hop right in. 🙂 We’d love to have you!


  • Aliyah on June 20th, 2019 - 8:43am

     

    Awesome, thanks for all your hard work! ?????????????????? we love you,Odyssey!


  • rilla on June 20th, 2019 - 3:34pm

     

    @COOLCUZ I hope you don’t mind if I just do some of the homework assignments. I’ve been reading your lessons, but I don’t always have time to do the homework.


  • Jojo on June 21st, 2019 - 2:03pm

     

    FIRST!?


  • Jojo on June 21st, 2019 - 2:04pm

     

    Hello everyone buy everyone


  • Jojo on June 21st, 2019 - 2:08pm

     

    Thanks for playing


  • Coolcuz on June 21st, 2019 - 4:45pm

     

    I’m back!!! Yes, anyone can join our page! It doesn’t matter how old you are or anything!
    -CC


  • Wwiininja on June 22nd, 2019 - 10:04am

     

    Hello everyone! Sorry I haven’t commented in a while; I was on vacation.
    NEW PODCAST!
    https://www.whitsendblog.org/2019/06/jim-custer/#comments


  • wwiininja on June 22nd, 2019 - 10:05am

     

    Verse of the day:
    1 Thessalonians 5:18 KJV “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
    I hope it helps you!


  • Wwiininja on June 22nd, 2019 - 10:14am

     

    HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT:
    Theo raced forward, his shoes digging into the turf. A ear-splitting whine filled the air, followed by a explosion that rocked the earth. It knocked him to the ground, grinding his face into the dirt. He leapt back up his feet and pulled out his six-shooter. Machine-gun bullets ripped through the air above him and he cocked his pistol. Three men appeared in front of him with guns drawn. He knocked them back as quick as they had come up. The battle was on.


  • Bookworm on June 22nd, 2019 - 10:51am

     

    @CoolCuz
    I’m so sorry I didn’t get back to you earlier! 🙁 I was on vacation.
    Yes, I should be able to do Tuesdays and Thursdays! I’ll post my first lesson June 25. 🙂 🙂


  • Bookworm on June 22nd, 2019 - 10:54am

     

    @Moriah
    Welcome to the writer’s page! 🙂


  • Coolcuz on June 22nd, 2019 - 5:05pm

     

    @RILLA:
    I totally understand! We have been really busy too!
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on June 22nd, 2019 - 5:06pm

     

    @MORIAH:
    Welcome to the writers page! If you want to join, no problem!
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on June 22nd, 2019 - 5:07pm

     

    @PETERF:
    Thank you for posting the link! I can never get mine to post!
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on June 22nd, 2019 - 5:32pm

     

    @SOCCERKID:
    Wow! I liked your homework bit! That was really good! I’m assuming it was set at a county (or a state) fair? Do you like fairs? Let’s just say next to Odyssey, it’s one of my favorite things…… 🙂
    -CC


  • COlcuz on June 22nd, 2019 - 5:33pm

     

    @AGENTX37:
    Yes of course you can join! Welcome!
    -CC


  • Wwiininja on June 23rd, 2019 - 4:35am

     

    HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT #2:
    The nations of Toaple and Flens had been warring for years. The newest happening was that Flens’ 3rd army had crushed Toaple’s 6th and 8th armies at the Chukow river. Flens had lost about 300 men, but had taken 1,893 prisoners. They sent a message to Flens to say, “Give us $30,000, or we will kill all of these prisoners in two days!” Toaple was not able to pay, so all the prisoners were slaughtered, EXACERBATING the situation and lengthening the war by two years.


  • Wwiininja on June 23rd, 2019 - 4:38am

     

    @Coolcuz
    Two questions. First, are you not doing lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays?

    Also, every time a new podcast comes out, should we move the writers page up one podcast so it doesn’t get buried?


  • Wwiininja on June 23rd, 2019 - 5:32am

     

    Verse of the day:
    Proverbs 13:12 KJV “Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.”
    I hope it teaches you!


  • Wwiininja on June 24th, 2019 - 5:04am

     

    Verse of the day:
    1 Peter 4:14 KJV “If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye ; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.”
    I hope it encourages you!


  • Coolcuz on June 24th, 2019 - 7:31am

     

    LESSON:
    Good morning! Today’s lesson is on adding words from other languages into your stories. That can be easy or difficult. One thing is important: always have the translations in it to! I’ve read books where they didn’t have the translations and it was very hard to follow.
    Maybe one of your characters is from another country. I wrote two stories with other languages in it. One was where they were in Hawaii and a few of the locals spoke some Hawaiian. I did the Hawaiian word and…
    CONT.


  • Coolcuz on June 24th, 2019 - 7:38am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    And then I put the English translation next to it. Example:
    -“You are so NANI (beautiful),”Nanea cried.-

    In another story, there was a lot of foreign words and it would take too long to put the parenthesis in, so I put all of the foreign words in the end of my notebook and put the English translations next to it. I put a note at the beginning so people would know I had translations. Example:
    – SÍ = yes
    Hola = hello
    Adios = goodbye-

    It’s not hard to do, but remember…
    CONT


  • Coolcuz on June 24th, 2019 - 7:43am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    Remember to always have the translations! That is very important!!
    I get some of the words I need from the encyclopedia or dictionaries. You can learn several words from the encyclopedia! I love my set! I hope I made sence and that you understand what I’m saying and maybe you even learned a new word or two!

    TIP TIME:
    If you don’t have an encyclopedia set, check your thrift stores for a cheep set. You won’t regret it!

    { No homework for today.}
    Any questions or complaints?
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on June 24th, 2019 - 10:10am

     

    Hi JOJO!
    -CC


  • WWIININJA on June 24th, 2019 - 10:56am

     

    HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT:
    Liz gasped for breath. That last cobra had seemed to have taken pleasure in throwing her to the ground. “It’s a miracle I survived!”
    Suddenly a hissing sound filled the air as a gargantuan head reared out of a ditch in front of her. The head was followed by a neck, and more neck, and more. It was a huge cobra. But not just huge, EXCEEDINGLY huge.
    Liz sighed, and lept at the cobra, grabbing onto its head and swinging off behind it. As she ran, it followed. The chase was on.


  • WWIININJA on June 24th, 2019 - 10:57am

     

    @CoolCuz
    Do you think we should move the writers page up one podcast? Otherwise I’m afraid it will eventually be buried.


  • Moriah on June 24th, 2019 - 12:18pm

     

    @COOLCUZ,
    Was that Spanish? Cool!


  • Jell-O on June 24th, 2019 - 12:28pm

     

    Aww, I like homework! LOL
    Great job, COOLCUZ! I am writing a story about an Indian tribe, and I wanted to use a lot of old Native-American names and words. Thanks for your tips!


  • soccerkid on June 24th, 2019 - 2:54pm

     

    @COOLCUZ: Thanks for the compliment. Yup, it was at a fair of some sorts! Great detection!


  • Jell-O on June 24th, 2019 - 4:01pm

     

    @SOCCERKID
    Yeah, you did a great job!


  • Moriah on June 24th, 2019 - 4:11pm

     

    @SOCCERKID
    Yes, that was very good!?


  • Moriah on June 24th, 2019 - 4:21pm

     

    Wow my comment just came up after I typed it! thank you, Blog Moderator!!


  • Moriah on June 24th, 2019 - 4:26pm

     

    ahhh!!! Whenever I try to do an emoji, I end up with a question mark!!!
    (?… If this didn’t turn out, it is supposed to be a smiley face.)


  • Jell-O on June 24th, 2019 - 4:39pm

     

    @SOCCERKID
    Great usage of the words for the day! Speaking of which…
    Today’s Word of the Day is:

    Prominent: adj.- important or famous, eminent, leading; distinguished; OR Standing out, evident or noticeable; OR conspicuous, discernible, detectable.


  • soccerkid on June 24th, 2019 - 5:38pm

     

    @EVERYONE: Thanks so much for the compliments! They mean a lot.
    @ JELL-O: Thanks for doing Word of the Day. It’s a nice tidbit to look forward to! 🙂 Also, great job on your homework assignment as well! The story came alive in my mind!


  • Coolcuz on June 25th, 2019 - 7:26am

     

    @SOCCERKID:
    Yeah, I read a lot of detective stories and write some of my own. I tend to pick up on some things befor other people do. 🙂

    @WWIININJA:
    Yes, I’m only posting lessons on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. It’s easier for me that way. I think as long as we keep posting links to this page every time a new podcast comes out, we’ll be fine. The agency is thriving and their page is in 2018! Thanks for your concern though!

    NO LESSON TODAY. SORRY, EVERYONE! Glad you like the homework!
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on June 25th, 2019 - 8:00am

     

    WORD HOMEWORK:
    Miss Carlotta Jane Hamesford was one of the most PROMINENT citizens of Bayton, England. Her reputation was great among the near lands and even several of the distant ones.
    She was big into charity and supported many foreign missions and orphanages. Many people asked her why she bothered to support orphanages. Her response surprised many:
    “If you grew up an orphan, one knows the struggles and hardships they encounter. Let’s just say, I understand what they’re going through.”
    -CC


  • Bookworm on June 25th, 2019 - 8:25am

     

    @CoolCuz
    Did you want me to do lessons Tuesdays and Thursdays? Your comment disappeared, so I’m just double checking. 🙂


  • soccerkid on June 25th, 2019 - 9:27am

     

    Word of the Day:
    Lacy cautiously wandered into the musty book store. Her sharp eyes scanned the countless novels. “May I help you?” a booming voice interrupted her thoughts. She rapidly looked into a man’s face. He had a couple days’ growth of beard, and a narrow mouth. His nose was compact and his cheekbones were jutting out. She raised her freckled face to gaze into his thin, green eyes, with PROMINENT dark eyebrows. Mops of shaggy brown hair covered parts of his wrinkled forehead.


  • WWIININJA on June 25th, 2019 - 10:01am

     

    The duke’s cabinet was in an uproar. Their nation’s navy had been attacked by the Kleans. Everyone wanted their idea to be heard at once, so there was much confusion.
    It wasn’t until General Terence Mithherd, a PROMINENT figure in the duke’s court, slammed his sword on the table and roared, “SILENCE! We will not help anyone if we do not control ourselves. My lord duke, will you start us off with your idea?”


  • agenx37 on June 25th, 2019 - 12:39pm

     

    [email protected] Thank you!!!


  • Coolcuz on June 25th, 2019 - 12:52pm

     

    @BOOKWORM:
    You can do a lesson on any of my off days!
    -CC


  • Jell-O on June 25th, 2019 - 2:10pm

     

    Word of the day:
    Maunder: vb.- to talk in a rambling manner; to dwell on a certain topic; prattle, drivel or ramble; babble; OR to move or act in a dreamy or idle manner; wander or meander; dawdle; drift; straggle, mooch, or lag behind.


  • Bookworm on June 25th, 2019 - 2:44pm

     

    @CoolCuz
    Ok! I’ll probably post one Thursday! 🙂


  • Moriah on June 25th, 2019 - 3:02pm

     

    @JELLO
    Is ‘mooch’ a real word?


  • Jell-O on June 25th, 2019 - 7:47pm

     

    @EVERYONE WHO DOES THE WORD OF THE DAY:
    Sorry I’ve been posting the words so late in the day! I’ll try to post them sooner, if my schedule allows!


  • Jell-O on June 25th, 2019 - 7:50pm

     

    For Clarification of my Last Comment:
    Well, it’s later in the day in my little corner of the world – LOL!


  • Wwiininja on June 26th, 2019 - 5:53am

     

    Verse of the day:
    Ephesians 4:31-32 KJV “Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: [32] And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”
    I hope it teaches you something!


  • Wwiininja on June 26th, 2019 - 6:01am

     

    HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT:
    First Sergeant Nolan Jones sighed. Why did new trainees have to be so obnoxious? When he would read over their records, they would make huge explanations for anything wrong that was there. Especially the last one. Horatio Clump. Nolan had found that he had received 7 tickets over the space of three months! When he had mentioned this, Horatio had MAUNDERED for 10 minutes, trying to explain this.
    “Uh-oh. Here comes another newbie.” Another day in the office.


  • Coolcuz on June 26th, 2019 - 7:04am

     

    LESSON:
    Today’s lesson is on a subject that may (or may not) be difficult for some of you: naming your character. Yes, I decided this would be a good topic to go over.
    1. How do you pick just the right name for your character?
    For me, I think about the character’s character. Is it spunky and bold? Is it quiet and shy? I was writing a story one time set during the revolutionary war. My character was a woman who’s father was a Britishman and who’s mother was an Indian.
    CONTINUED.
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on June 26th, 2019 - 7:11am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    This lady was very independent and strong willed. A name like Susie wouldn’t fit. Then again, I didn’t want to give her an Indian name like “Little Bear” or Squanto (I know that was a boy). So I went a little extraordinary and named her Cherokee Anne. (NOTE: this was not her real name but I took an Indian tribe and an English name and put them together). It fit her personality perfectly. You may want to (when writing from a certain period) look up popular names from that time.CONT


  • Coolcuz on June 26th, 2019 - 7:15am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    Or, if you’re really stuck, pick a Bible name (like Ruth or Joshua).

    TIP TIME:
    Find a baby name book and keep it on hand. When you need a name or need to know what it means, it really helps!!

    NO HOMEWORK

    OKAY,I NEED TO GO. I WILL CONTINUE THIS LESSON ON FRIDAY. EVERYTHING IS FINE HERE, WE ARE JUST LEAVING TO GO SOMEWHERE. BYE!


  • Coolcuz on June 26th, 2019 - 12:05pm

     

    @BOOKWORM:
    Okay, sounds good! I’m finishing my lesson on Friday. If you don’t have any homework, don’t worry about it or a tip.
    -CC


  • Jell-O on June 26th, 2019 - 6:25pm

     

    @BOOKWORM
    I’m looking forward to it! I am sure you’ll do a great job.


  • Jell-O on June 26th, 2019 - 6:40pm

     

    @EVERYONE
    There will be no word of the day today. Instead, pick out an interesting word in your reading today, and try to use it in one of your stories.
    But keep in mind:
    “A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, … for the same reason a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writers make all his sentences short, or that be avoid all detail, but that every word tell.”
    ~E. B. White


  • Coolcuz on June 27th, 2019 - 5:44am

     

    Hi everyone! How are my fellow writers?
    NO LESSON FROM ME TODAY! PART TWO OF MY LESSON IS TOMMORROW.
    -CC


  • Wwiininja on June 27th, 2019 - 6:05am

     

    Verse of the day:
    Proverbs 19:20 KJV “Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.”
    I hope it instructs you!
    😉


  • Jell-O on June 27th, 2019 - 6:05am

     

    Hi!!


  • Jell-O on June 27th, 2019 - 6:16am

     

    Word of the Day is:
    Vilipend: vb.- to regard as worthless or of little value; despise, or take for granted; OR to speak slightingly or abusively of; malign, gossip; or misrepresent


  • Moriah on June 27th, 2019 - 1:42pm

     

    @COOLCUZ
    I’m great!
    @BOOKWORM
    Great Bible verse!!


  • Jell-O on June 27th, 2019 - 1:51pm

     

    @COOLCUZ
    #BABYNAMESBOOKSAREMYFRIENDS!!!!!!!!!!


  • Bookworm on June 27th, 2019 - 1:56pm

     

    I’m sorry I wasn’t able to post my first lesson today. Something important came up and I was busy all day. 🙁 I’ll post it on Tuesday though. 🙂


  • Wwiininja on June 27th, 2019 - 2:21pm

     

    HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT:
    Andrew Clements was furious. He had just showed his newest invention to the governor, but the governor had showed no interest or any such thing. He waved him off, saying that the Army was doing just fine. Two weeks later, the Army had suffered a massive defeat and had lost 30,000 men. His war tower had been VILIPENDED when it could have saved many lives. Andrew decided to make one more try, and if he was turned down, then he would present the idea to a different governor.


  • Jell-O on June 27th, 2019 - 2:22pm

     

    @MORIAH
    Sorry I didn’t respond to your comment earlier! Yes, ‘mooch’ is a word! It means to drudge, a synonym for ‘maunder’. I know, it’s an unusual word!


  • Moriah on June 27th, 2019 - 4:37pm

     

    Nice story WWIININJA


  • Jell-O on June 27th, 2019 - 4:38pm

     

    @WWIININJA
    Great Homework! It was intriguing.
    Did you know that there really is a guy named Andrew Clemments (with two m’s)? He’s an author. I don’t care for his stories very much, but he is a good writer.


  • Jell-O on June 27th, 2019 - 4:42pm

     

    That’s okay, BOOKWORM! Again, I’ll be looking forward to it!


  • Wwiininja on June 28th, 2019 - 6:26am

     

    Verse of the day:
    Romans 8:37 KJV “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”
    I hope you like it!


  • Coolcuz on June 28th, 2019 - 9:31am

     

    LESSON:
    This is a continuation of the other days lesson


  • CooLcuz on June 28th, 2019 - 9:45am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    Sorry, I accidentally hit the submit button. :-S

    Any way, naming a character should be something that you carefully consider, especially if it’s the main character you are naming.
    How do you decide what to name your person? (or thing) So, of you are doing period writing (writing about someone in a certain era), you can look up popular names at that time. Another thing you can do is look up a book written in that time and get name ideas from that.
    CONTINUED
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on June 28th, 2019 - 9:56am

     

    LESSON CONTINUED:
    Be careful, however, when you give them full names. Look at the first letter in each name and make sure you didn’t creat an accidental acronym that’s a bad word (this is an acronym:)
    Larrissa
    Olivia
    Veronica
    Eir

    TIP TIME:
    Just remember, I wouldn’t recommend ever naming your characters Adolf, Ahab or Jezebel because of their affects on history. You may make readers of your story mad.

    HOMEWORK:
    Write a dialogue between two charters with unique names.
    Any questions?
    -CC


  • Jell-O on June 28th, 2019 - 10:18am

     

    Hello fellow writers!


  • WWIININJA on June 29th, 2019 - 11:31am

     

    Verse of the day:
    Psalm 51:10 KJV “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.”
    I hope it helps you!


  • Wwiininja on July 1st, 2019 - 6:26am

     

    Verse of the day:
    Proverbs 12:1 KJV “Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.”
    I hope it’s an encouragement!


  • Coolcuz on July 1st, 2019 - 11:20am

     

    LESSON:
    Hey, everyone! Todays lesson may seem a little odd, but I’ve really wanted to do it for awhile. It’s not really a lesson but how I made a character and added her to a tv show (no, she’s not really on tv, just in my mind and in my notebook (-:).
    First off, some of you may have seen the Daniel Boone tv series with Fess Parker and Ed Ames. Well, I always liked Ed Ames’s character on the show, the half Indian, half Britishman Mingo. I decided he needed a wife and that’s what I did.
    CONT.


  • Coolcuz on July 1st, 2019 - 11:25am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    I’m telling you, creating a wife for him was no as easy as one might think. What would she be like? When planning her character out, I tried every combination I could think of: full blooded Indians who could speak English, full blooded Indians who couldn’t, fancy ladies from Boston or England, and common, ordinary every day women. Nothing fit his type. Finally, I tried a female version of himself (Biracial) who was a tomboy and wore pants (no lady in the 1700s would have!).
    CONT


  • Coolcuz on July 1st, 2019 - 11:31am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    I liked that for him! Next, I needed a name. (If you remember, in a previous lesson I talked about Cherokee Rose. She was this character I’m talking about.). Regular names like Susie or Elizabeth wouldn’t work for her, but an Indian name like Running Bear or Little Cloud was a terrible choice too! Then, I named her Cherokee to please her mothers Indian side and Rose to please her fathers English side.
    I really liked how the character was shaping but one thing was wrong…..
    CONT


  • Coolcuz on July 1st, 2019 - 11:38am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    Cherokee’s clothing wasn’t right. She was to independent and strong willed and patriotic (FYI: she was a spy for the Americans, a very good and stubborn spy!) to wear skirts or dresses. So, I made her very outlandish for that time period and made her wear a typical Indian mans outfit. She was perfect and complete.
    I don’t regret one thing I did with her and I wouldn’t want to change her in the least. I write about her all the time. She’s my favorite person I created ever.
    CONT


  • Coolcuz on July 1st, 2019 - 11:46am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    Sorry, I’m sure you were very bored with all of that! I really wanted to share my story and say that if you were planning on writing a story and making up a character to fit into your favorite tv show or movie, it’s not impossible! I’ve done it!
    *Cherokee was not the real part of her name, but Rose really was!*

    TIP TIME:
    I haven’t actually got a tip to share for this one!!

    HOMEWORK:
    In the comments, tell of a character that you could add to a tv series.

    Any questions?
    -CC


  • CoolCUz on July 1st, 2019 - 11:50am

     

    Because we are moving, we have a lot going on. Due to this, I will not be posting any lessons for the remainder of this week. I will resume on Monday.
    @JELL-O or BOOKWORM:
    If you want to do lessons this week, go ahead! I’ll let you two duke out when you post lessons.

    Thanks for understanding everyone! I’ll be happy once we’ve finally just moved instead of looking at houses………
    -CC


  • Jell-O on July 1st, 2019 - 4:18pm

     

    @BOOKWORM
    OK, we should work something out. Tuesday’s aren’t too good for me, but I guess any other day is alright. Please respond as soon as you can!


  • Jell-O on July 1st, 2019 - 4:33pm

     

    @COOLCUZ
    I will definitely be praying for you and your family, that God will put you in the right place!


  • Jell-O on July 1st, 2019 - 7:29pm

     

    @COOLCUZ
    I don’t fully understand the homework. Are we supposed to add an imaginary character to an existing tv series?


  • Bookworm on July 2nd, 2019 - 7:33am

     

    @Jell-o
    Would Thursdays work for you? I could do Tuesdays, but Thursdays aren’t so good for me.


  • Wwiininja on July 2nd, 2019 - 8:05am

     

    @Moriah
    Thanks!
    @Jell-O
    Thanks! Now that you mention it, I have heard of a author by the name of Andrew Clemments! I did not plan t


  • Wwiininja on July 2nd, 2019 - 8:06am

     

    *that.*


  • Jell-O on July 2nd, 2019 - 8:32am

     

    Actually, my schedule has opened up a little today. I can do a lesson anytime this week! If I do it today, in the comments below, you could put in suggestions for what the lesson should be about. If no one says anything, it will be about putting suspense in you stories. Ok with everyone?


  • Moriah on July 2nd, 2019 - 8:39am

     

    @COOLCUZ,
    Hope everything goes smothly with your moving!


  • Coolcuz on July 2nd, 2019 - 9:01am

     

    @MORIAH:
    Thankyou!
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on July 2nd, 2019 - 9:08am

     

    How about this: I’ll tell you the episodes I don’t like: (the list will be much shorter)
    GLOOBERS (even for Odyssey, that episode kind of freeks me out and nothing does that! I don’t scare!)
    I’m not a huge fan of Captain Absolutely.

    Other than that, I like them all! Some aren’t as good as others, be these are my only strong dislikes!
    -CC


  • Wwiininja on July 2nd, 2019 - 9:31am

     

    Verse of the day:
    Romans 8:31 KJV “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?”
    I hope it gives you encouragement!


  • Wwiininja on July 2nd, 2019 - 9:41am

     

    @CoolCuz
    I actually don’t know many tv series. I’m kinda stuck…


  • Wwiininja on July 2nd, 2019 - 9:50am

     

    HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT:
    “Sir, we’ve received District 5’s report,” stated Corporal Grelston.
    “Very good,” replied his commander, Major Halderain. “Any particulars?”
    Grelston nodded. “Yes sir. They’ve reported extra shelling on Sectors 45A and 29U.”
    Halderian pursed his lips. “If those sectors are captured, the enemy will have a direct path into the capital. Send a message. Both Sectors are to heavily fortified. Oh, and Grelston? Send Division 23 and Tank Brigade 17. We must not lose those Sectors.”


  • Jell-O on July 2nd, 2019 - 12:14pm

     

    @BOOKWORM
    Yes! I will do Thursdays!


  • Moriah on July 2nd, 2019 - 3:27pm

     

    @BOOKWORM + JELLO,
    Will you be doing a lesson on the Fourth of July? It is a thursday, I think.
    @COOLCUZ,
    my family hasn’t watched tv on a long while. Im stuck, too.
    I do creat characters for books that I read, though.


  • Moriah on July 2nd, 2019 - 3:44pm

     

    I liked captain absolutaly. I have never heard ‘gloobers.’
    Here are some of my favorites…
    1. Divided we fall
    2. Not what I expected
    3. Welcoming Wooton
    4. Happy hunting
    5. Blood, sweat, and Fears
    6. The buck starts here
    7. Much ado about jealousy
    8. Child’s play
    9. To mend of repair
    10. something old, something new
    11. Your honest opinion, pleased
    Hope that no one got bored reading that.


  • Bookworm on July 2nd, 2019 - 5:50pm

     

    @Jell-o
    Yay! 😀


  • soccerkid on July 2nd, 2019 - 6:07pm

     

    @COOLCUZ: Do you have the Odyssey club online membership? If so, what is your username?


  • Jell-O on July 2nd, 2019 - 6:25pm

     

    @EVERYONE
    I will post my first lesson on Thursday, unless that won’t work with the Fourth and all. Let me know if next week works better! I can be flexible.


  • Wwiininja on July 3rd, 2019 - 9:40am

     

    Verse of the day:
    Psalm 90:12 KJV “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.”
    I hope it helps!


  • Wwiininja on July 4th, 2019 - 5:11am

     

    Verse of the day:
    Psalm 118:5 KJV “I called upon the Lord in distress: the Lord answered me, and set me in a large place.”
    I hope it is a help!
    Also, Happy Independence Day!


  • WWIININJA on July 8th, 2019 - 5:19am

     

    Sorry I hadn’t commented in a while! I was on a family trip. We went to my grandma’s house and swam in her pond. I got sunburnt lol. 😉


  • Coolcuz on July 8th, 2019 - 6:28am

     

    I’m back! We have to help out with a funeral on Wednesday, so I won’t be doing a lesson that day. He was a guy from church. Just a heads up! I wil post a lesson later today!
    -CC


  • Wwiininja on July 8th, 2019 - 8:01am

     

    Verse of the day:
    Hebrews 5:11-12 KJV “Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing. [12] For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.”
    I hope it helps you today!


  • Coolcuz on July 8th, 2019 - 10:26am

     

    LESSON:
    My lesson today is on describing rooms or scenes (such as a farm or a bedroom or a meadow or a kitchen). This needs to be done in an orderly fashion and I will explain how to do it:
    Befor you start, I want to warn you, some people go overboard with descriptions and it ruins the story. In the book series Anne of Green Gables, the writer tends to over describe things and it kind of loses me. Don’t let that happen to you or someone else!!
    CONTINUED
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on July 8th, 2019 - 10:32am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    Descriptions could be from near to far, or far to near, or side to side. (You could describe a scene starting directly in front of you and working to the opposite side, or start with the farthest thing and work your way closer.)
    Use colorful and vivid words to descibe your scene! A way to tell a good story is by how things are portrayed to you! When descibing something, it can be very easy to accidentally use run on sentences. Try to avoid this. I’ll give an example:
    CONT.
    -CC


  • CoolcUz on July 8th, 2019 - 10:40am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    EXAMPLE OF RUN ON SETENCE:
    – The inside of the house was worse than the outside it had green carpet and gold walls with orange counters in the kitchen and bathroom.-
    An example of a good description would be like this:
    -Olifus and Aranda surveyed the old, abandoned room with interest. The once brilliant gold wallpaper hung now in shreds. The wooden floors were dirty and showed signs of neglect. No furniture was seen. The window shutters sagged and pains of broken glass…
    CONT


  • Coolcuz on July 8th, 2019 - 10:45am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    Littered the floor. Old newspapers from years past were stacked in the corner of the room. It was very eerie to them and seemed almost like a ghost would walk in. They didnt, however, believe in ghosts.-

    See? Descriptions can be easy to write!

    TIP TIME:
    I prefer using the whiteout pens to the bottles because you don’t accidentally glop it onto your paper!

    HOMEWORK:
    Write a short paragraph descibing a room. Make the room sound interesting!
    ANY QUESTIONS? COMMENTS?
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on July 8th, 2019 - 3:22pm

     

    @SOCCERKID:
    My mom gave me the club for Christmas. I don’t know her user name, and my mom doesn’t want me talking to people on that site. (I have odd parents)
    -CC


  • bookworm on July 9th, 2019 - 8:11am

     

    HI ya’ll! Here is my first lesson! 🙂

    OVERUSED WORDS
    When we write, we all have a tendency to use certain words pretty frequently. I tend to use ‘look’ a lot. He looked, she looked, it looked, etc. In my writing, everybody is looking! While it’s fine for me to use ‘look’, I should definitely use synonyms for some diversity and I think it’s something we all should do.
    There are many, many overused words. A few of them are ‘really’, ‘bad’, ‘good’, ‘beautiful’, ‘happy’, ‘sad’ and ‘look’.
    CONT…


  • bookworm on July 9th, 2019 - 8:11am

     

    LESSON CONT…
    All of the words I mentioned above have lots of good substitutes, and I’m going to list a few below:
    Really- extremely, downright, honesty, truly, remarkably
    Bad- awful, appalling, defective, lousy, dreadful
    Good- wonderful, first-rate, exceptional, superb, marvelous
    Beautiful- dazzling, striking, gorgeous, lovely, radiant
    Happy- cheerful, thrilled, delighted, elated, pleased
    Sad- gloomy, sorrowful, miserable, devastated, distressed
    Look- glance, peer, gaze, eye, stare
    CONT…


  • bookworm on July 9th, 2019 - 8:13am

     

    LESSON CONT…
    So the point of this is lesson is that we all need to watch out for words we use a lot. When you find yourself using one, consider using a synonym. I hope this helps! 🙂

    Tip: Be careful when using a thesaurus. Some of the words listed a synonyms might not mean the exact same thing as your original word. Check the definition before you use it! 🙂

    Homework: Look through one of your stories and find a word you tend to overuse. Then, find a few synonyms to use instead.


  • Jell-O on July 9th, 2019 - 1:09pm

     

    HELLO EVERYONE!
    I’m so sorry I didn’t post a lesson last week. We had a bad storm on Wednesday, and our modem and computer systems were fried. We didn’t have any WiFi or internet access, so I couldn’t do any lessons, or Words for the Day. I will post a lesson this Thursday! Thank you for being patient with me, and again, I’m sorry!


  • soccerkid on July 9th, 2019 - 1:30pm

     

    @COOLCUZ: Ok, I was wondering because I have the club as well. 🙂 I totally understand not being able to post. It’s fine. 🙂


  • soccerkid on July 9th, 2019 - 2:01pm

     

    HOMEWORK PART 1
    George rushed down the plush hallway. His designers shoes barley made a noise as the glided along the carpeted hallway. He barely glanced at the ornate paintings on the wall. He adjusted his navy blue hat before knocking on the solid oak door. He raised his hand, but before he could touch the door, it swung open. George quickly slid to the side as a burly, red faced man exited rapidly, muttering unintelligible words. George entered the room cautiously.


  • soccerkid on July 9th, 2019 - 2:04pm

     

    HOMEWORK PART 2
    George closed the heavy door and examined the room. Despite the summer heat, a fire still raged within the room. A large window overlooked the courtyard of the mansion. A gold framed painting of a meadow scene was to the right of the window. Three comfy red chairs surrounded an antique coffee table.

    “Is the mission complete?” A whining voice interrupted the scrutinizing of a giant steel safe.


  • Coolcuz on July 9th, 2019 - 2:23pm

     

    @EVERYONE:
    I want to go on BOOKWORM’s tip, be very careful with a thesaurus, some are actually cuss, slang, or swear words and they don’t say that. I speak from unfortunate experience!
    -CC


  • Jell-O on July 9th, 2019 - 4:56pm

     

    HOMEWORK:
    I slipped down the shadowed hallway. Her heels were so sharp, they cut through the ancient carpeting. The color reminded her of red velvet cake. Statues were displayed next to each door. They all seemed frozen in mid-scream. I had become bored counting antiques long ago. 3-foot vases. Victorian-style paintings in fancy gilded frames. Old-fashioned grandfather clocks. Even a stuffed heron. ‘These crazy old collectors!’ I thought, then corrected myself: ‘crazy old RICH collectors.
    CONT.


  • Wwiinnja on July 10th, 2019 - 5:13am

     

    Verse of the day:
    2 Corinthians 10:3-5 KJV “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: [4] (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) [5] Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;”
    I hope it each you!


  • Wwiininja on July 10th, 2019 - 5:24am

     

    HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT:
    Bruce pushed the trapdoor open, stepped out of he tunnel, and found himself in an elaborately furnished room. Furniture was everywhere; so much furniture that it was like a maze. Seven grandfather clocks ticked at the same time. Exotic animal pelts were laid on the floor. An entire wall was covered with shelves that held everything from ancient toothbrushes to telephones, skulls to shoes. As he walked further into the room, Bruce found himself face-to-face with… CONT.


  • Wiininja on July 10th, 2019 - 5:26am

     

    HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT CONT:
    Three men with drawn sabers. Behind them was his old nemesis: Dr. Salerdin Fethgerson. Bruce pulled out his trusty pistols. The men advanced.


  • Wwiininja on July 10th, 2019 - 5:36am

     

    HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT 2:
    “Hey Lem! Are we still up for fencing today?” asked Thomas.
    “Yep! I’m really excited to see how you do that fake-then-stab thing. It always gets me.”
    Thomas smiled. “I’ll only show you that if you show me that super-fast-slice.”
    “Ok! Tonight at six?” Lem asked.
    “Six-thirty. I have my job at six, but six-thirty is great for me,” replied Thomas.

    If you haven’t guessed, i need to keep on my toes to keep from using ‘said’’.


  • soccerkid on July 10th, 2019 - 5:47am

     

    PART 3
    George cleared his parched throat and responded. “Yes sir. All the riches were retrieved and totalled around thirty thousand dollars. Sir, if I may say so, you found a good one with this boy. He’s a master of stealing. We should keep him for another billion or so. We could do great things with him. For instance-” voiced George.


  • soccerkid on July 10th, 2019 - 5:48am

     

    PART FOUR
    The odd man interrupted. “Enough! Stop MAUNDERING! That VILIPEND child may not be around long enough for us to gain that much money. But, nevertheless we will still squeeze every penny out of him we can get.”
    “Yes sir.”
    “Thank you for telling me this information. Relocate him into a different station. Let’s see how well he can do again. Good day, George.”
    “G’day sir.”

    (I apologize if this ran on too long. :/)


  • soccerkid on July 10th, 2019 - 5:51am

     

    I tend to overuse the word “said.”
    Some excellent and creative synonyms are:

    droned
    noted
    guessed
    groaned
    decreed
    advised
    argued
    urged and
    verbalized.
    Hope these help you, as they do me. 🙂


  • Jell-O on July 11th, 2019 - 4:20pm

     

    Hi everyone! This is my first lesson! It’s my first time, so it might not be very good, but I hope you’ll give me some grace, so here goes!
    LESSON:
    This lesson will be about persons. No, I don’t mean people. Persons. Points of view. As in 1st person, 3rd person, and so on.
    It’s important to make sure you’ve chosen the best POV or Point of View for your story. I think that specific genres of writing work best with a certain POV.
    CONTINUED:


  • Jell-O on July 11th, 2019 - 4:22pm

     

    LESSON, CONT.
    For example, mysteries work best in the 1st person (Where the main character is “I”). Because you’re telling the story from the POV of your main character, your reader only knows as much as your character does, so it keeps them guessing. 1st person also works if you want to give a more personal angle to your stories. It will include your characters thoughts and feelings in a deeper way.
    CONT.


  • Jell-O on July 11th, 2019 - 4:23pm

     

    LESSON, CONT.
    PROS:
    -It helps them understand your character’s personality well. And your reader will “get into” your character. If 1st P. is well done, your reader will feel for your character. It almost “puts them in the story”.
    -It gives you the chance to surprise your reader when your character is surprised. Remember, the reader only knows as much as “I” knows.
    CONS:
    -You can’t really describe your main character. Your character doesn’t know what his face looks like when he’s running…
    CONT


  • Jell-O on July 11th, 2019 - 4:24pm

     

    LESSON, CONT:
    away from a cranky grizzly bear in the woods, so you can’t say “I knew my face was white with fear as I tore through the woods.”
    -You can’t get very deep into other characters. Your character doesn’t understand his cousin’s feelings and emotions like he does his own. With regard to other characters, he can only pick up on how they’re feeling based on their actions and physical reactions. Unless he knows his cousin really, really well.
    CONT.


  • Jell-O on July 11th, 2019 - 4:25pm

     

    LESSON, CONT:
    Then there’s second person. This is when the main character is “you”. It’s like when you tell a story to someone about themselves. Example:
    -You walked into the store. You ordered a soda. The man behind the counter smiled at you and asked if you wanted a straw. You said you wanted a red one. You didn’t know the man was color-blind.-
    Like that. It’s a reasonable guess that this is the least-used POV.
    CONT.


  • Jell-O on July 11th, 2019 - 4:26pm

     

    LESSON, CONT.
    PROS:
    -You can choose how personal you want to get. You could include “You” ’s thoughts, like: -The man gave you a blue straw. You thought it was kind of unusual that anyone could mix up red and blue, but you didn’t think it was worth making a fuss over.- Or you could tell the story as a random observer, and included only the outside details: -You took the soda and a blue straw from the man. You stared at the straw for a couple seconds, looking thoughtful, …
    CONT.


  • Jell-O on July 11th, 2019 - 4:29pm

     

    LESSON, CONT:
    -… but then you shrugged and started sipping the soda.-
    You can even do a combination of 1st and 2nd person: -You sipped the soda, while I watched across the room.-
    CONS:
    This style is a bit unusual. I’ve never read or written a story written in this fashion.
    Then there’s 3rd person, of course. Your main character(s) is he/she/they. This POV is the least limited of all 3. Let me explain:
    PROS:
    -You can follow one specific character. He or she is your main character. . . .
    CONT.


  • Jell-O on July 11th, 2019 - 4:31pm

     

    LESSON, CONT.
    This method includes some more details about different characters but focuses mostly on one specific person.
    -OR you could go with the omniscient style. This narrator knows everything about everyone, like thoughts, feelings, secrets they’ve kept in the dark since first grade. It isn’t limited to one character, but tags along and follows everyone around.
    CONT.


  • jELL-o on July 11th, 2019 - 4:32pm

     

    LESSON, CONT:
    -OR you could go with the omniscient style. This narrator knows everything about everyone, like thoughts, feelings, secrets they’ve kept in the dark since first grade. It isn’t limited to one character, but tags along and follows everyone around.
    -Or there’s a very limited style. Just observations, no thoughts. This can let you get into more descriptions, and let you show off your advanced vocabulary of adjectives and descriptive style.
    CONT.


  • jELL-o on July 11th, 2019 - 4:36pm

     

    LESSON, CONT.
    -In short, 3rd person is more observational and descriptive. With 1st person, is your character really going to care about the beautiful, luscious forest, the intricate markings of leaves, and the varying shades of green and yellow foliage while there’s a bear 3 feet back? Maybe not. But 3rd person can go outside the story and take a little break to explain and draw your reader’s notice to certain things.
    HOMEWORK:
    Write a paragraph in a different POV from what you normally use. 🙂


  • Jell-O on July 11th, 2019 - 4:37pm

     

    Sorry, that lesson was really long! 🙂
    Hopefully, I will get better at writing lessons with practice!


  • Wiininja on July 11th, 2019 - 5:44pm

     

    Verse of the day:
    Psalm 34:7 KJV “The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.”
    I hope it encourages you!


  • WWIININJA on July 11th, 2019 - 5:48pm

     

    @Jell-O
    Nice wording with “The statues seemed to be frozen in mid-scream.” That’s very creative! I may use that in my book!


  • Wwiininja on July 12th, 2019 - 5:19am

     

    Verse of the day:
    1 Corinthians 13:2 KJV “And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.”
    I hope it instructs you!


  • Coolcuz on July 12th, 2019 - 6:01am

     

    I’m doing a poll today instead of a lesson.
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on July 12th, 2019 - 7:48am

     

    POLLS:
    1.What type of writing do you do most of the time?
    A. Fantasy (other world type of thing)
    B. historical (good old George Washington!)
    C. Fiction (any time period)
    D. Mystery (a who-done-it)
    E. Romantic (and other mushy stuff)
    F. Other (please specify)

    2. What do you write about mostly?
    A. People
    B. animals
    C. Aliens
    D. Robots
    E. other (please specify)

    3. How long are your stories?
    A. Only a couple pages
    B. a full notebook
    C. Other (please specify)

    CONTINUED
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on July 12th, 2019 - 7:58am

     

    POLLS CONTINUE
    4. How do you do your writing?
    A. Pen or pencil and paper
    B. Computer
    C. Typewriter
    D. Other (please specify)

    5. How do you get your inspiration?
    A. I don’t get inspiration
    B. from other books
    C. From movies
    D. From CDs
    E. my Imagionation
    F. From people
    G. All of the above
    H. Other (please specify)

    Thank you for completing the polls! Please post your answers clearly below. Your answers will help me figure out my lessons to suit your needs. Have a great day and God bless!
    -CC


  • Wwiininja on July 13th, 2019 - 6:29am

     

    Verse of the day:
    Micah 7:18 KJV “Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy.”
    I hope it shows you something!


  • Jell-O on July 13th, 2019 - 4:02pm

     

    Sorry everyone! I meant to continue my last homework assignment, but we had more trouble with our internet, and now I don’t remember what I was going to write! Sorry!
    We just got a new modem and computer. I just hope we don’t have more internet trouble again! 🙁


  • Moriah on July 13th, 2019 - 4:04pm

     

    Hi everyone.


  • Wwiininja on July 14th, 2019 - 5:24am

     

    Verse of the day:
    Ephesians 3:20 KJV “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,”
    I hope it encourages you!


  • Wwiininja on July 14th, 2019 - 5:25am

     

    Hey everyone! This is kinda late, but I wanted to thank everyone who gave me names for my book; they were all greatly appreciated! Thx! 🙂


  • Wwiininja on July 15th, 2019 - 5:21am

     

    Verse of the day:
    Psalm 119:25 KJV “My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word.”
    I hope it helps you!


  • Coolcuz on July 15th, 2019 - 9:50am

     

    Please do my polls everyone! Thank you!
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on July 15th, 2019 - 9:57am

     

    HOMEWORK:
    I opened the door as quietly as possible. That was no easy task, for the door squeaks loudly! Cautiously, I crept across the floor to the stone fire place. I reached up to the painting of some royal monarch, who I am still unfamiliar with, and opened the secret compartment behind it.
    Mr. Dagadion was extremely wealthy and never trusted the banks. I knew his money was somewhere in the house, probably in a safe behind a painting, like in all stories. I was right.
    CONT.


  • Coolcuz on July 15th, 2019 - 10:03am

     

    HOMEWORK CONT.:
    There was no safe; this made things easier for me. I reached in and pulled out a large stack of money. I took $750, just enough to pay of my debt and have a little extra. I noiselessly put the painting back and left the room.
    I never got caught or was found out. My conscious bothered me every night as I would lie down to sleep, wake up, went to work, visited people, and went about my business. Mr. Dagadion left me everything when he died. It made me feel worse. I’m guilty.
    -CC


  • Bookworm on July 15th, 2019 - 10:23am

     

    @Jell-o
    Awesome lesson! 🙂 I don’t see it until today, so that’s why I didn’t turn in any homework. 🙁 I usually use 3rd person, but I have a story in the back of my head that might use 1st person. I’ve never used 3rd person, and I can’t think of any books that would use it except for Choose Your Own Adventure books.


  • Bookworm on July 15th, 2019 - 10:30am

     

    @CoolCuz
    Answers to your polls:
    1. A and F. (I love writing allegorical fantasy and inspirational fiction)
    2. A and B. (People and Dragons)
    3. C (The one I’m co-writing now is around 130 pages)
    4. B and D (I sometimes use a phone)
    5. E and F


  • Jell-O on July 15th, 2019 - 11:08am

     

    @COOLCUZ
    Poll answers:
    1. C, fiction. I normally set my stories from 1600 +.
    2. A, people
    3. C, other. It depends on the story. I get a “great” idea, let it build a little in my mind, then write the beginning of the story. If I REALLY like the story, it gets longer, but sooner or later, my ideas for continuing the story just don’t seem to fit, and I put it away for “later” (or never!)
    4. I usually use either pen and paper or my laptop.
    5. G, all of the above, except for D. My ideas actually
    CONT


  • Jell-O on July 15th, 2019 - 11:10am

     

    Cont.
    …most often come from imaginative games that I make up with my siblings, and I enjoy them so much I think turn it into a story!


  • Jell-O on July 15th, 2019 - 11:43am

     

    Interesting fact!
    I read somewhere about someone who once TEXTED a whole novel on their smartphone!


  • Jell-O on July 15th, 2019 - 11:48am

     

    @WWIININJA
    Thanks! Sure you can use that line in your book!


  • Jell-O on July 15th, 2019 - 12:00pm

     

    @BOOKWORM
    Thank you! Most of the people who read it probably already knew all that stuff about POV’s, but I thought it would be a good subject to go over.
    I normally use 1st person, because I really want my reader to get in touch with my story. But in order to have your reader feel for your character, the character has to have depth and believability, which is hard. But that might be a good lesson topic, I think *idea* 🙂


  • soccerkid on July 15th, 2019 - 12:58pm

     

    @JELL-O: Well done. Your lesson was awesome. I loved every word of it. Great job. Had it been a not very in-depth lesson, it was a little long, BUT because you went suer in depth, it was the PERFECT length(I hope that made sense). I especially liked the pros and cons of each POV. I can’t wait to see your next lesson.


  • soccerkid on July 15th, 2019 - 1:03pm

     

    @COOLCUZ:
    1.C
    2.A
    3. C, an even middle. I usually type out 3-5 pages of a story, then drop it because I’ve moved on. Bad habit. 🙁
    4. A(occasionally), B(90%) of the time
    5. B, E, F
    Thanks for taking the time to write out the polls. 🙂


  • soccerkid on July 15th, 2019 - 1:30pm

     

    HOMEWORK PART 1
    You’re Josh Jenkins, otherwise known as JJ. Your mission is to find the rare Erty beetle. You’ve landed somewhere in the Amazon Rainforest. A beeping device on your backpack reminds you that you’re being tracked. You pull a compass out of your pocket and wait as it finishes bouncing around.


  • soccerkid on July 15th, 2019 - 1:30pm

     

    HOMEWORK PART 2
    You glance at it. You’re facing Northwest. You take a deep breath and look around. A fairly large rock sits to your right. A hoard of trees and weeds lay to your left. Do you lift the rock, go to or begin the long trek?


  • Coolcuz on July 15th, 2019 - 2:44pm

     

    @JELL-O:
    Two things:
    1. I normally write in the 3rd. person. Once I wrote a journal and that was the 1st. person.
    2. What prompted your name? (-;
    <3
    -CC


  • Jell-O on July 15th, 2019 - 2:56pm

     

    @SOCCERKID and @BOOKWORM
    Thanks so much for the encouragement, you guys. It means a lot! 😀


  • Moriah on July 15th, 2019 - 4:32pm

     

    @COOLCUZ
    POLLS:
    1. I usually write (A) fantasy, bit I write (F) a little–i change classic movies around and change them, for fun.
    2. A
    3. C) about half/quarter of a notebook.
    4. A) and (B). I use a computer and paper and pencil.
    5. G, except for (A) and (D).


  • Jell-O on July 15th, 2019 - 4:37pm

     

    @COOLCUZ
    “Jell-O” was the first thing that came to mind when I started commenting!
    I think I ate too much of it and it affected my brain or something. I don’t even care for jell-o as much as my name suggests! I’ve actually been planning to change it eventually, but nothing seems to fit me.
    What prompted your name? 🙂


  • Jell-O on July 15th, 2019 - 8:11pm

     

    MY OWN HOMEWORK:
    I saw you enter the building. You were wearing a hooded sweatshirt, the hood pulled all the way up. I watched you wave your hand in front of the wall to activate the sensor for the keypad lock. A section of the wall opened like a cabinet door, revealing the keypad. You punched in random keys in a vain attempt to enter the right code. Something clicked, and the secret door opened. I slunk into the shadows and backed away to warn my employers before you uncovered all our secrets.


  • Wwiininja on July 16th, 2019 - 5:35am

     

    Great lesson, Jell-O!


  • Wwiininja on July 16th, 2019 - 5:40am

     

    @CoolCuz
    I write A: Fantasy
    I write about A: People
    I write books, so I like about 100 pages or so.
    I do my writing on my iPad’s keyboard.
    I get inspiration from G: All of the above.


  • Wwiininja on July 16th, 2019 - 5:46am

     

    HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT:
    The oak tree next to me broke under the savage barrage of bullets as I sped past it on my Harley-Davison. Trent turned in his seat as I opened of the throttle. He let loose a savage salvo of red-hot lead into the pursuing Jeep. He needed to hit those tires or kill the driver… or we wouldn’t make it. A sharp bend came into view in front of us. I swung the handlebars too late.
    The bike shot into the air, throwing me and Trent off. We heard evil laughter approached behind us.


  • Wwiininja on July 16th, 2019 - 5:50am

     

    I won’t be able to comment much more. I’m going to a friend’s house and then I have to go to a
    4-H awards thing. I went to judging yesterday, so I’ll see if I get anything!
    See ya later! 😉


  • Bookworm on July 16th, 2019 - 3:16pm

     

    I’m so sorry I didn’t post a lesson today! 🙁 My family was away from home all day, so I wasn’t able to. 🙁


  • Jell-O on July 16th, 2019 - 7:16pm

     

    Writing Quote:
    “A writer, like an acrobat, just occasionally try a stunt that is too much for him.”
    ~E.B. White


  • Coolcuz on July 17th, 2019 - 6:53am

     

    @JELL-O:
    My name, COOLCUZ, is actually short for “Cool Cousin”. I’m the oldest grandchild on my moms side of the family; I have a lot of younger cousins. Once, at a party (we have a big family; this was a second cousins graduation party), I was holding my baby cousin. I looked over at my aunts cup and she had written “COOLCUZ”. That was how my name was born!
    -CC
    Ps. I really like jell-o!!!!!!!!!!!! What state do you live in? I understand if you don’t want to say. I live in Ohio (soon Indianna)


  • COOLCUZ on July 17th, 2019 - 7:01am

     

    @WWIININJA:
    I have 4-H sewing judging on Thursday!!! At our fair, we go to our judging earlier in the morning, we leave our outfits there (so the judges can judge) and come back in the evening. In the evening, we get our outfits and do a fashion show! It’s a lot of fun. After the show, they call each individual group up and announce the winners from that group. The fist place winners from each group then come back up to see who wins a huge trophy! The first place winners go to State Fair!!
    -CC


  • COOLCUZ on July 17th, 2019 - 7:11am

     

    LESSON:
    My lesson is on surprising twists in stories. Do you ever add twists in your stories? I do.
    One time, I wrote a book about this girl and she was engaged and was helping her fiance’s sister get ready for her wedding. Nothing was going right: people got sick, the maid of honor had to go to the hospital, the flowers never got delivered, and, to make it worse, the bride and groom suddenly disappeared! (this was not a play on the Odyssey episode!!) What did I do? Well…….
    CONTINUED
    -CC


  • COOLCUZ on July 17th, 2019 - 7:15am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    A phone call came and it was the bride. The couple eloped. It was the day of the wedding to. So, the family got talking and someone had an idea. The wedding went on as planned: the bride and bridesmaids walked down and the bride married the groom. However, it wasn’t the original couple. It was the girl and her fiancé. It was a nice twist, I thought! You didn’t know who got married though, until the very last sentence!
    CONTINUED


  • COOLCUZ on July 17th, 2019 - 7:21am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    Anyway, my point is this: what could you do to add surprising twist to the story you write? Does someone unexpected get married? Does some bad guy show up and steal an enheritance? Does someone die?
    Another twist I did one time was that something was stolen. The girl detective (who was the lady who got married in my first example) found the first thieves. They didn’t have the stolen items. The items where stolen from them by other thieves who didn’t know the first thieves
    CONT.


  • COOLCUZ on July 17th, 2019 - 7:28am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    We’re thieves (make sense?)!
    When you introduce a twist, do it carefully. You want it to smoothly flow in, not be awkward. I can’t give you any tips on that really since I don’t know what you want to do. Twists make the story interesting and exciting! I love twists! I hope I made sense! I really try!

    HOMEWORK:
    What kind of twist could you bring into your story? Answer below!

    IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO, COMPLETE MY POLLS SOON! I NEED THE INFORMATION!

    Any questions?
    -CC


  • Moriah on July 17th, 2019 - 7:59am

     

    @ COOLCUZ,
    Great lesson. Sorry that I haven’t been doing any of the lessons. I still enjoy to read them, though. I’ll try to write one soon.
    So you think it’s better to write short stories and make them longer, or to make long stories, like a novel of series?


  • Jell-O on July 17th, 2019 - 8:17am

     

    @COOLCUZ
    I AM SO EXCITED YOU WILL BE MOVING TO INDIANA BECAUSE THAT IS WHERE I LIVE TOO!!! I wish we were allowed to say what city we live in because it would be so cool if we lived in the same area! Although probably not. 🙁 🙂


  • Wwiininja on July 18th, 2019 - 5:14am

     

  • Wwiininja on July 18th, 2019 - 5:17am

     

    HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT:
    I am writing the story of Moses, but in another place with other people and happenings. A twist that will happen soon is that Moses will be found by the kings daughter, given to his mother to be taken care of for a while, then be taken back to live with the princess. That’s one of my twists.


  • COOLCUZ on July 18th, 2019 - 6:56am

     

    Can somebody please post a link on the new podcast page to this page and tell people about our page here? I cannot post links for some reason.
    -CC


  • Jell-O on July 18th, 2019 - 12:26pm

     

    I’m really sorry about this, but I won’t be able to post a lesson today! Things are really crazy. I wish I could, but it’s just not possible right now. I hope you’ll understand! I’m afraid I won’t be able to comment much for the next few days, but I’ll get back to you as soon as things open up a bit.


  • COOLCUZ on July 19th, 2019 - 4:11am

     

    LESSON:
    Today’s lesson isn’t really a lesson, but an encouragement:
    Never give up. Several books ago, I came up with a plan (several, actually).
    1. No now was going to discourage me from my stories.
    2. When I started a story, I wasn’t going to work on another one until I finished the first one.

    My encouragement to you is this: someone might try to discourage you or mess you up, or you might think this story your writing is impossible. NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD!!

    Any questions?
    -CC


  • Wwiininja on July 19th, 2019 - 5:35am

     

    Verse of the day:
    Psalm 55:22 KJV “Cast thy burden upon the Lord , and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.”
    I hope it helps you!


  • COOLCUZ on July 19th, 2019 - 9:17am

     

    Thankyou for posting the link @WWIININJA! I appreciate it!!
    -CC


  • Wwiininja on July 19th, 2019 - 11:48am

     

    @CoolCuz
    I’ve posted a link to the new podcast and the writers page on every single podcast up to the newest. Everyone should know about them now.


  • COolcuz on July 19th, 2019 - 3:44pm

     

    Thank you WWIINJA!!! I still think we should post a link on every new podcast in case someone new should start commenting. What do you all think??
    -CC


  • Wwiininja on July 20th, 2019 - 5:42am

     

    @CoolCuz
    I agree. I’m going to post a link to the writers page on every new podcast, and vice versa. Make sense?


  • Wwiininja on July 20th, 2019 - 5:44am

     

    @CoolCuz
    I also think we might need to pull the writers page up one podcast, or else anyone trying to reach it will have to go to “Later Podcasts” and they might get confused. What do you think?


  • Wwiininja on July 22nd, 2019 - 5:04am

     

    Verse of the day:
    John 16:33 KJV “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
    I hope it encourages you!


  • COOLCUZ on July 22nd, 2019 - 7:34am

     

    Good morning everyone!!
    -CC


  • Wwiininja on July 23rd, 2019 - 6:03am

     

    Verse of the day:
    Psalm 102:17 KJV “He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.”
    I hope it gives you strength today!


  • Bookworm on July 23rd, 2019 - 10:31am

     

    Hello everyone! Here’s today’s lesson:

    So this lesson is going to be very short but I’ve found it to be very helpful. It’s based off a very simple but VERY helpful tip: read your story aloud. It’s going to feel silly to do that but it really works, especially with dialogue. Your ear will let you know what sounds unnatural and what doesn’t. If it sounds weird, cut it out or adjust the wording. What sounds good in your head might not sound good said aloud or written down on paper.

    CONT…


  • Bookworm on July 23rd, 2019 - 10:32am

     

    CONT…
    So that’s really it. I know it was REALLY short but I hope it was helpful! 🙂

    Tip: Write conversations the way you and your friends would talk to each other. Just cut out all the fillers such as ‘ummm’, ‘you know’, ‘I guess’, etc. unless they’re needed.

    Homework: Using the tip, read aloud a part of one of your stories and edit it if it’s needed. 😀


  • COOLCUZ on July 23rd, 2019 - 12:13pm

     

    Reading aloud my story also helps me catch any spelling errors I wouldn’t necessarily have caught reading it in my head. Good lesson.
    -CC


  • Moriah on July 23rd, 2019 - 12:41pm

     

    @BOOKWORM,
    that lesson had great advice in it!


  • Jell-O on July 23rd, 2019 - 12:54pm

     

    Hi, everyone, I’m back! Sorry about that! 🙂 But now I’m here, and will (hopefully!) be able to comment and post lessons with regularity! (Yay!!!)
    Unless… our modem breaks down again during a tornado or a crazy lightning storm, or my teething sister chews through the cord for my computer or something! LOL 🙂


  • Jell-O on July 23rd, 2019 - 1:13pm

     

    Same case with me, COOLCUZ!
    @BOOKWORM
    Great lesson! This tip was very helpful for me, because when I’m trying to write a big part of the story, it turns out awkward for some reason. Now I was able to figure out what was wrong and make it right!


  • BooKworm on July 23rd, 2019 - 1:39pm

     

    Thanks for the encouragement everyone! <3 🙂 😀


  • Jell-O on July 23rd, 2019 - 3:19pm

     

    I will be catching up on the homework from the lessons I missed. Here’s my HOMEWORK for COOLCUZ’s last lesson:
    I am writing a story with a friend set in the 1880’s. An impatient, headstrong girl with a great-leader personality clashes ways with the new school bully, who has a difficult home life that he keeps well hidden. There are a few other stories happening at the same time, involving an expensive lost necklace with a mystery owner, but in the middle of it all, the bully…
    CONTINUED:


  • Jell-O on July 23rd, 2019 - 3:21pm

     

    HOMEWORK, CONT.
    … gets trampled by wild horses in the middle of the street! And whether he dies or just gets send away to a hospital in the city remains unknown!
    It’s not a very good story, but my goal is just to finish it! 🙂


  • Jell-O on July 23rd, 2019 - 4:15pm

     

    Word of the Day:
    Flaccid: adj.- soft; limp, loose, or sagging; wilting, drooping; slack; OR Lacking in spirit, force, or effectiveness; lackluster, lifeless; tame; dull; apathetic

    Try to use this word in your writing if you can. Keep in mind that you should NEVER ADD UNECESSARY WORDS OR SENTENCES IN YOUR STORY. THIS = BAD WRITING, and it disrupts the flow of a good story. Word of the Day is imply to challenge you to use stronger synonyms instead of dull, drab words.


  • Wwiininja on July 24th, 2019 - 5:16am

     

    Verse of the day:


  • Wwiininja on July 24th, 2019 - 5:16am

     

    James 1:12-15 KJV “Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. [13] Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: [14] But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. [15] Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.”


  • Wwiininja on July 24th, 2019 - 5:17am

     

    I hope it warns you!


  • COOLCUZ on July 24th, 2019 - 7:16am

     

    IF YOU HAVE NOT COMPLETED THE POLLS THAT I POSTED, PLEASE DO SO! I NEED THAT INFORMATION FOR UPCOMING LESSONS! THANKYOU!!
    -CC


  • COOLCUZ on July 24th, 2019 - 7:22am

     

    LESSON:
    My lesson today is for all you who write mysteries: (like me! That’s all I really write anymore!)
    How to have the mystery solved. Any one here struggle with that? I know I used to!

    One thing you need to figure out is how your character fits into the mystery:
    1. Is it the detective or policeman/woman?
    2. Is it the victim (someone stole from them, ect.)?
    3. Is it the crook?

    If it is the victim, the victim will most likely not be solving the mystery. They will need to be informed
    CONT


  • COOLCUZ on July 24th, 2019 - 7:28am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    Informed on things and when the crook is caught. You can get away a little bit with not having to explain every bitty thing in the mystery if you are writing about a victim.

    If you are writing about the crook, you need to make the crook get caught (unless he (I’m using he as a relative term) doesn’t get caught). He will probably be nervous and even desprate as the detective or police close in. His racket will have to fall apart, or he will have to escape.
    CONTINUED


  • COOLCUZ on July 24th, 2019 - 7:36am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    A crooks point of view may be best if done in the first person point of view, I’m not sure. I’ve never really written about the crook, so I’m not to much help there! Sorry! I plan to write a story about one though!
    The detective/ policeman is the character I write mostly about. You need to to make them exspose the crooks racket, find clues, catch the crook, help the police,ect.
    How do you accomplish this? Find out when our lesson continues tommorrow!!
    Any questions?
    -CC


  • Wwiininja on July 24th, 2019 - 1:27pm

     

    Great lesson Bookworm!!


  • COOLCUZ on July 25th, 2019 - 4:34am

     

    Hey!!
    -CC


  • Jell-O on July 25th, 2019 - 4:55am

     

    Good morning! I just wanted to let you guys know that I will be out most of the day. I will still post my lesson today, but it will be later in the day! 🙂 I hope you will like it!


  • Wwiininja on July 25th, 2019 - 6:03am

     

    Verse of the day:
    Proverbs 27:17 KJV “Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.”
    I hope it helps you!


  • Bookworm on July 25th, 2019 - 2:57pm

     

    @WWIIninja
    Thx! 😀


  • Jell-O on July 25th, 2019 - 6:30pm

     

    LESSON:
    Today’s lesson will be about suspense. When I first started writing, I always struggled with the big, dramatic (or not!), climactic points. The big important parts in a book where your heart is racing, and you turn pages lightning-fast because you HAVE to know what happens to the characters! But in my stories, the big exciting moments were a real snore. Boring and predictable.
    One thing you could do is make it a really action-packed scene. Focus less on description and more on…
    CONT.


  • Jell-O on July 25th, 2019 - 6:30pm

     

    CONT.
    what’s happening. Also, you could make it a fast-moving scene: In real life, things happen much faster than reading the words (if that makes sense). So, to communicate speed, you could write short, rapid sentences. Quick. Sharp. Brief. Like that.
    This little tip works well if you want more “energy” in your writing, just be careful not to overuse it. If you write too many sentences like that, it gets repetitive, a little too much, and even slightly annoying, so just beware!
    CONT.


  • Jell-O on July 25th, 2019 - 6:32pm

     

    CONT.
    One thing that kinda goes without saying is that there needs to be a genuine chance of danger. Your reader has to realize “Oh, she (or he) actually might not come out of this okay,”. You need to kind of fool your reader into thinking the character won’t make it.
    Okay, now it’s time for a General Rule:
    If the reader can tell what is going to happen to the character (For example, if it’s obvious that Henry will make it out of The Enemy’s lair alive and without being caught), then your
    CONT.


  • Jell-O on July 25th, 2019 - 6:33pm

     

    CONT.
    your story probably needs more suspense. If it’s easy to tell that your story will have a happily-ever-after ending, than it probably needs more danger, plot twists, etc.
    Another thing is that it needs to be dangerously realistic: I mean really, is it likely that The Enemy’s dangerous, well-trained guards will be conveniently asleep on their watch just when Henry needs to sneak past?
    And of course, the main idea of suspense is to keep your reader guessing, especially for mysteries!
    CONT.


  • Jell-O on July 25th, 2019 - 6:36pm

     

    CONT.
    Remember, you want to sort of fool your reader, then let out one of your secrets that blows their suspicions and makes them think through it over again!
    Well, I could keep going forever, but I better not make this TOO long!
    TIP:
    Always keep your stories, even the bad ones. Pull them out every now and then and “experiment” with them: tinker and try out crazy new ideas. Before I begin my writing for the day, I first get some of my bad writing out by messing with my old stories.
    CONT.


  • Jell-O on July 25th, 2019 - 6:37pm

     

    LESSON, CONT.HOMEWORK:
    Take a bland old story and throw in a plot twist to make it more exciting, or see just how much danger you can get your old character(s) into. Just let yourself play around with it for a while. 🙂


  • Wwiininja on July 26th, 2019 - 6:03am

     

    Verse of the day;
    Matthew 4:23 KJV “And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.”
    I hope it encourages you!


  • COOLCUZ on July 26th, 2019 - 10:49am

     

    LESSON:
    You need to make your detective find clues. How? Maybe they find one of the stolen items at a pawn shop. Maybe they receive a ransome note for a kidnapped person. They could find finger or foot prints at the scene of a crime.
    To make your story realistic, make your detective hit a dead end, or mess up. One time I made my detective check pawn shops and the stolen items weren’t there. Maybe they suspect the wrong person.
    CONTINUED


  • COOLCUZ on July 26th, 2019 - 12:21pm

     

    LESSON CONT:
    Your detective could find clues in other ways to that are a little more taylored to your story: chasing a thief and something important like a letter falls out of their pocket. Now you have a name for the thief.
    Different things and clues could be found. But remember, nobody is perfect, even detectives. Mistakes happen and it will make your story more realistic if your detective messes up a little bit.

    TIP TIME:
    People like reading funny lines!

    Any Questions?
    No homework.
    -CC


  • agenx37 on July 26th, 2019 - 1:09pm

     

    [email protected] Great lesson!!


  • Jell-O on July 29th, 2019 - 6:53am

     

    Just wanted to let all you writers know that I’m leaving for camp this afternoon! I am super excited! But there’s one problem… I won’t be back until Friday, so I won’t be able to post a lesson this week! 🙁 They don’t allow any electronic devices at the camp, or I would probably try to squeeze in a lesson. So, anyway, I’ll be gone for the week, but I can’t wait to get back to you all next week! Oh, boy, am I going to have a lot of homework to catch up on!
    🙂


  • COOLCUZ on July 29th, 2019 - 1:41pm

     

    @AGENTX37:
    Thank you!

    @JELL-O:
    Have fun!

    @EVERYONE:
    I have been busy lately and right now, I just post lessons when I’m able to. I will be busy tommorrow and the day after that too. Thanks for understanding!
    -CC


  • Bookworm on July 30th, 2019 - 9:35am

     

    Lesson
    This lesson is going to be centered around dialogue. Dialogue is an important part of a story, and it needs to sound natural. Here are some tips someone sent me that I’ve found to be helpful.
    1. Use dialogue tags sparingly. Dialogue tags are things like ‘he said’, ‘she said’ etc. Only use them when it’s necessary to let the reader know who is talking
    2. Use silence to say things. What would a hesitation let the reader know about the speaker?
    CONT…


  • Bookworm on July 30th, 2019 - 9:36am

     

    CONT…
    How about a pause? Or trailing off? Or breaking off suddenly? How would that give insight into your character’s feelings?
    3. Stay away from info dumps! Not only can they be hard to read, but they can also be kinda boring. Another thing is don’t repeat info that the reader and characters already know about.
    4. Use conflict. Disagreements and arguments make dialogue interesting. We love agreement in real life, but in stories, that’s boring. Writing with conflict hooks your readers.
    CONT…


  • Bookworm on July 30th, 2019 - 9:37am

     

    CONT…
    I’ll share a few more next week! 😀

    Tip: Be careful to only use words you’re completely sure you know the meaning of. Check a dictionary if you’re not quite sure. 🙂

    Homework: Use one of the tips from the lesson in your writing! 😀


  • Wwiininja on July 30th, 2019 - 11:16am

     

    @Bookworm
    Great lesson!
    😀


  • Bookworm on July 30th, 2019 - 11:33am

     

    @WWIIninja
    Thank you! 🙂


  • Wwiininja on July 30th, 2019 - 2:35pm

     

  • Wwiininja on July 30th, 2019 - 2:38pm

     

    @CoolCuz
    I think we REALLY need to move the writer’s page up! No one’s gonna be able to get from the new podcast to this and back! What do you think?


  • soccerkid on July 30th, 2019 - 3:10pm

     

    @BOOKWORM: Good job!


  • Wwiininja on July 31st, 2019 - 6:09am

     

    Verse of the day:
    Psalm 16:11 KJV “Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.”
    I hope you like it!


  • Bookworm on July 31st, 2019 - 12:55pm

     

    @SoccerKid
    Thx!


  • Wwiininja on August 2nd, 2019 - 6:11am

     

    Hello?


  • coolcuz on August 2nd, 2019 - 8:16am

     

    @WWIININJA:
    I saw your comment. I understand your concern and I appreciate how worried you are about losing this page! I’m glad people appreciate this page!
    When I first started it, I visited the Agency page. They are going strong and seem to be fine and their page is on a podcast with Gryson Smith (so I think it’s 2017).
    I really want people to be able to look back and read old lessons. I think we can keep the page going here. If we notice a decline of people, we will move. Sound good?
    -CC


  • Coolcuz on August 2nd, 2019 - 8:23am

     

    LESSON:
    Today’s lesson is on food. All living things need food, so unless your character is a table, it needs to eat.
    I can tell a good book if it makes me hungry. I like it when they describe food.
    Now, your person (I’m saying this weither it’s a animal or human) needs to eat in your story. Sometimes you get so caught up that you forget to make your person eat. Unless part of the story is the fact that they haven’t eaten, make them eat!
    CONTINUED


  • COOLCUZ on August 2nd, 2019 - 8:31am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    I like to describe what kind of food my people are eating. You might be someone who just says “Annie then ate her lunch and went back to work.” That is fine, but some people like details.
    If you describe your food, make it sound appetizing! (unless of course the alien planets glorb berries are supposed to be gross!!)
    A little research can be helpful. Example: you are writing a story set in 1720’s France. You will need to look up what kinds of food they would have eaten.
    CONT.


  • COOLCUZ on August 2nd, 2019 - 8:38am

     

    LESON CONT.:
    Here is an example of food that I used in a mystery story set in the sixties:
    – Hot ham was served for supper. Potato salad with bacon in it, steamed peas, creamed carrots, bread with butter and two different kinds of preserves, and lettuce wedges with mayonnaise accompanied the main dish. A chocolate cake sat in the kitchen for dessert.-
    Yes, I know, lettuce wedges and mayonnaise? From research, I found they ate that during that time period, no fooling!!
    CONTINUED


  • COOLCUZ on August 2nd, 2019 - 8:40am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    Describe your food in a colorful way. If they live on Mars and eat Glorb berries, describe what they taste like and look like.


  • COOLCUZ on August 2nd, 2019 - 9:04am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    Food is a necessity of life. You can describe it or not, the choice is yours. I do descriptions, but its your story, not mine. That’s whats great about writing: you make the decisions!

    TIP TIME:
    If write a lot about certain time periods, it may be wise to find a copy of a cook book published during that time. It will give you great food inspiration!

    HOMEWORK:
    Write in the comments below a meal description. It can breakfast, lunch, or supper. I can’t wait!

    Any questions?
    -CC


  • Jell-O on August 2nd, 2019 - 12:40pm

     

    Hello everyone, I’m back! I had a great time at camp, learning more about how to strengthen my relationship with God and other people.
    @BOOKWORM
    I really enjoyed your lesson! It was very helpful, and I can’t wait for your next one!


  • COOLCUZ on August 2nd, 2019 - 1:49pm

     

    @JELL-O:
    Hey, posting buddy!! Glad you had a fun time at camp! Every year, my youth group goes to a big youth retreat. It’s on Friday night and then all day Saturday. It. Is. Amazing!!! I grow in Christ every year! They have three main sessions, classes that you can pick three of to attend, games, amazing worship, and great food. Sadly, with our move, I can’t go next year! )-:) Its called Breakout. I’ve gone two years and it’s changed my life. For the better!!
    -CC


  • COOLCUZ on August 2nd, 2019 - 2:00pm

     

    Here is my homework:
    -Chicken was brought to the table. Hot biscuits sat on Katrinka’s left side; their flaky tops covered in melting butter. Her cousin Aravis passed her the cold fruit salad with the tart oranges, sour apples and sweet grapes covered in a marshmallowy cream. Her other cousins, Vienna and Avonlea, served the potatos and brown gravy and the delicious vegetables. Katrinka waited impatiently as her uncle, Quinn, and her older brother, Mathis, said the prayers for the supper.-
    -CC


  • soccerkid on August 2nd, 2019 - 3:44pm

     

    HOMEWORK
    Mitch slid into his seat observing the day’s supper. Cheese dripped down the sides of the browned burgers. Golden brown buns couldn’t hide green spots of lettuce, accompanied by dashes of red from the tomato. He looked at the bowl of salad. Leafy chunks of lettuce, cabbage, and other greens were thoroughly mixed together. Square croutons had been added with shredded cheese. Heaps of dressing topped off the leafy mixture. Mitch licked his lips in anticipation.


  • Bookworm on August 3rd, 2019 - 6:28am

     

    @Jell-o
    Thank you for the encouragement! I’m so glad you liked it! 😀


  • COOLCUZ on August 3rd, 2019 - 8:17am

     

    @SOCCERKID:
    Good descriptions!
    -CC


  • Wwiininja on August 3rd, 2019 - 5:40pm

     

    Joel couldn’t wait for the dessert. The highlight of it was a gigantic strawberry cake that had so much frosting it was dripping off the sides. Edible glitter and pearls were everywhere. Beside it were golden-brown peach, plum, raspberry and blueberries pies, still warm. A heavenly aroma came from the piles of cookies that were covered in sprinkles, chocolate chips etc. The cookies were from chewy to crispy. Caramel popcorn was everywhere. Eclairs on every plate. This was gonna be awesome.


  • Jell-O on August 5th, 2019 - 3:30pm

     

    HOMEWORK:
    Bella Mae made the best meals in the county, and everyone knew it. Everyone loved her for her pies: toasty, buttery, golden piecrust with baked blueberries or tart cherries oozing out of the holes and slits she cut in the dough in fancy designs, and best of all, when she topped it with sweet, cold vanilla cream and topped it with a sprinkling of brown sugar and roasted walnut bits… one bite, and you felt like your taste buds had gone to heaven!


  • soccerkid on August 5th, 2019 - 4:08pm

     

    @COOLCUZ: Thanks! Your’s made me hungry 🙂
    @JELL-O: Great job! I have a large sweet tooth, so your description was mouth watering for me! 🙂


  • Jell-O on August 5th, 2019 - 4:28pm

     

    @SOCCERKID
    Me too! I don’t get many opportunities to eat sweet things, because of food allergies, so when I do get my hands on something sweet, I can’t stop! 🙂
    Your description was really good too. You described my favorite kind of burger!


  • Moriah on August 5th, 2019 - 5:58pm

     

    Hot sausages, crispy bacon, and golden brown pancakes that smelled like honey were placed at the table, along with sizzling eggs. The glaze on the cinnamon rolls was dripping onto the plate. I pulled out a chair and my dad prayed. Mom brought in cold bottle of Orange juice, and I smiled. It was the perfect way to start Christmas morning.


  • Bookworm on August 6th, 2019 - 8:22am

     

    Lesson
    This is part 2 of my lesson about dialogue. Here are the rest of the tips!
    5. Cut the intro and outros unless they’re necessary for your story line. No one really wants to read things like ‘hello, how are you’ ‘fine, how about you?’ every time characters meet each other. Every now and then is fine tho in my opinion at least. If you think they’re annoying, go ahead and cut them altogether.
    6. Make sure you format well. Using a different line each time the speaker changes lets…
    CONT…


  • Bookworm on August 6th, 2019 - 8:23am

     

    CONT…
    Lets the reader know who says what. If your conversation is only between two people, if you format like this, you won’t even need to use dialogue tags that frequently.
    7. Give each of your characters a voice. Maybe some are sarcastic, maybe others are bubbly and excitable.
    8. Use gestures and actions to add to the conversation. Think about what your characters are doing while they talk. What does this add to your story?
    CONT…


  • Bookworm on August 6th, 2019 - 8:23am

     

    CONT…
    That’s all for this week! I hope it helps!

    Tip: When you finish a story, it might help the story line go through it again. You might get new and better ideas for your second edition. This has seriously helped me with my story!

    Homework: Just like last week, try to use one of the tips from this lesson in your writing! 😀


  • COOLCUZ on August 6th, 2019 - 10:33am

     

    LESSON:
    Today’s lesson is on manners. Everyone has heard “chew with your mouth closed!” “say Thankyou!” “don’t talk with your mouth full of food” “hold the door for the lady behind us” “say please”, ect. But have you ever thought that your character needs manners? (unless it’s a point that they DON’T have manners, of course!)
    When your character is asking for something, does he say please? Does he say thank you once he has received it?
    CONTINUED


  • COOLCUZ on August 6th, 2019 - 10:39am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    Does your character hold the door open for the lady at the grocery store, even if it doesn’t play into the story? He should!
    Often, we forget that manners is an important thing. Your character’s manners reflect who your character is, just as much as your manners reflect you!
    A big manner thing that needs to be remembered is respect. Does the kid refer to the adults by their first name? Kinda rude! They should be Mrs., Mr., Miss, Doctor, ect.
    CONTINUED


  • COOLCUZ on August 6th, 2019 - 10:44am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    Nobody’s perfect. Maybe someone has to remind your character of their manners, just as someone does you.
    Try hard to improve not only your characters manners, but yours too!

    TIP TIME:
    A good person to correct your characters manners would be a parent or older sibling.

    HOMEWORK:
    In the comments below, write a paragraph that includes your character using good manners, or being corrected for their lack on manners.

    Any questions? Concerns? Ideas you want a lesson on?
    -CC


  • COOLCUZ on August 6th, 2019 - 10:49am

     

    @WWIININJA:
    Thank you for posting that link! No matter how I try, I can’t post links for anything!
    <3<3<3

    @JELL-O:
    What kind of food allergies do you have? I'm fortunate and don't have any allergies (although seafood (except shrimp) can give me a stomache.)! I can't believe well be in the same state!!!<3<3<3

    @EVERYONE:
    Great food descriptions! As you may have guessed, we've been busy! I'm posting lessons when I am able. If you want to do one, go head! Two lessons a day can be great!
    -CC


  • COOLCUZ on August 6th, 2019 - 11:48am

     

    @MORIAH:
    That sounds like a perfect way to start Christmas morning!!! (-: (-;
    -CC


  • soccerkid on August 6th, 2019 - 1:16pm

     

    @MORIAH: Great job! Breakfast is my favorite meal!


  • Jell-O on August 6th, 2019 - 5:54pm

     

    @COOLCUZ
    I am allergic to grass and ragweed pollen, and I break out with a rash on my legs when I eat foods that cross-react with those pollens. There’s a whole long list of all of these foods, but the ones I am most sensitive to are dairy (grass), tomato (ragweed), and gluten (not sure). So… no pizza for me! 🙁


  • Wwiininja on August 7th, 2019 - 6:46am

     

    @Moriah
    My family has a special Christmas Day Breakfast that sounds like your description: orange juice, fruit salad, egg frittata, sausage and cinnamon rolls! Mmmmmmm… 😀


  • CoOlcuz on August 7th, 2019 - 8:20am

     

    @BOOKWORM:
    Good lesson! I didn’t see yours and thats why I posted one too. Oops!!

    @SOCCERKID:
    My one aunt (I’ve got ten of them) liked breakfast food so much, that when she got married, the reception dinner was pancakes, waffles, quiches, and bacon, and sausage. (there may have been more but I honestly don’t remember it that well.) on top of it all, there was still cake for dessert!!

    @EVERYONE:
    During my life, I have completed over 20 stories/ books! I’ll get you an exact total soon.
    -CC


  • COOLCUZ on August 7th, 2019 - 8:22am

     

    @JELL-O:
    )-: that’s a lot of allergies!!
    -CC


  • Wwiininja on August 7th, 2019 - 8:29am

     

    @CoolCuz
    Glad to help! 😀


  • Jell-O on August 7th, 2019 - 8:40am

     

    @WWIININJY and @MORIAH
    Me too! We have cinnamon rolls, sparkling grape juice, sausage, grapes or strawberries, bacon, some sort of apple dish, and cranberry-flavored kombucha (which is a sweet but really tangy fermented tea)!


  • COOLCUZ on August 7th, 2019 - 8:59am

     

    @JELL-O:
    I love Kombucha!!! My mom makes it occasionally!! I’ve never had sparkling grape juice befor. It sounds good.
    Our Christmas breakfast consists of cinnamon rolls, and milk. Then we go to an aunts or my grandmas and eat a gigantic lunch!
    -CC


  • COOLCUZ on August 7th, 2019 - 9:01am

     

    I just counted:
    In my entire life, I have completed 32 books (33 if you count the book I’m currently working on! O-:
    -CC


  • COOLCUZ on August 7th, 2019 - 9:49am

     

    LESSON:
    Today’s lesson is more of an encouragement and and advice.
    I have completed 32 stories and books in my lifetime. It all began with a book I wrote when I was a little girl called A DAY ON THE FARM. It was about two little kids and it went through a day on the farm with them (even though the only farm thing they did was milk the cow!). It wasn’t very good and has a lot of mistakes in spelling in it.
    I did another book called JILL’S DAY. Jill meet a bear in the woods and ran away.
    CONT.


  • COOLCUZ on August 7th, 2019 - 9:54am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    JILL’S DAY was completely amateurish and ridiculous, but I made another book: SECRET LANE.
    SECRET LANE was the first “mystery” I ever wrote. It wasn’t a mystery in the least, but I thought at the time that it was. Jill went into the woods for a walk and saw a lane. She went home, slept, and investigated it the next morning. She found her Aunt Joy living there! Jill moved in with her aunt. See what I mean? Not very good, huh? I was only about 7 at the time I think.
    CONTINUED


  • COOLCUZ on August 7th, 2019 - 10:00am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    After a while, I began to write a book series about a girl named Lessy Anne Mertin. I finished 8 books about her:
    LESSY ANNE MERTIN
    PEGGY’S COMING
    LESSY AND PEGGY’S ADVENTURE
    LESSYS FAMILY AND FRIENDS
    THE VISIT OF ROBERN AND COMMANDMENT (books one and two!)
    LESSY AND THE BABY
    LESSYS BOOK OF ADVENTURES
    Each book was one piece of paper that I cut down to make books. I was about about 8-9 then. This was my longest series ever though, and I still haven’t beaten it!!
    CONTINUED


  • COOLCUZ on August 7th, 2019 - 10:05am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    I then worked on a mystery called DANA WILSON AND THE MYSTERY AT MAPLE MANOR. It was about this young girl detective named Dana and her friends. They had to solve the mystery of the dissapearence of valuable items. It wasn’t good and they never even found any clues. It was also a time in my life when I made up a lot of names, so one lady is named Mameniula and another is Jenulia. I started several other books about her, but never bothered to finish them. I was 9-10 then
    CONTINUED


  • COOLCUZ on August 7th, 2019 - 10:10am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    When I was 11, I started working on a book called SEVEN COUSINS. It was about seven cousins who lived with their Aunt Emily. I really liked it. It was then that I took my writing a notch higher and became even better than SEVEN COUSINS.
    When I was twelve, I started a book about a detective girl named Helen Schroeder, who lived in the fifties. I didn’t finish the book, but I saved it.
    I wrote three journal books for my friend, but I don’t remember their titles. D-:
    CONTINUED


  • Wwiininja on August 7th, 2019 - 10:20am

     

    @Jell-O
    My sister makes kombucha!


  • COOLCUZ on August 7th, 2019 - 10:25am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    I wrote MADDYS BOOK OF POEMS for my aunt.
    I also wrote a missionary story for my friend (don’t remember the title).
    Finally, I took a look at my Helen book again. I decided to keep working on it. I finished it and I loved it! I did an entire series about her:
    AN UNTITLED MYSTERY
    ALOHA HAWAII!
    TWICE IS NICE?
    GHOST FOR A HOST
    REVENGE SWEET REVENGE
    CAMPING MYSTERY
    HAPPILY EVER AFTER.
    These are my best works by far, just ask my aunts and uncles who’ve read them!
    CONTINUED


  • COOLCUZ on August 7th, 2019 - 10:30am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    My latest work is about Dana, but she’s grown up and is still solving mysterys. It was called THE PEARLS OR MYSTERY IN ENGLAND. It is my longest book ever!
    Currently, I’m working on another book about Dana called A GHOSTS TREASURE. At the rate I’m going, it will never be finished.

    Why did I make you read this? To encourage you. I didn’t give up after my first, second, or third book. I kept going. I didn’t fail or say it was too hard.
    CONTINUED


  • COOLCUZ on August 7th, 2019 - 10:37am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    If I had given up, there wouldn’t be this writers page. I had no encouragement, so I now give some to you. Writers have a tough job sometimes. If we stick together, encourage others, share tips and advice, teach each other, and learn from mistakes, we will make it. God bless you writers!

    TIP TIME:
    Pull out old stories and give them a second chance. I did and now have eight books I wouldn’t have had befor!

    HOMEWORK:
    Share your writing story if you want to!
    Any questions?
    -CC


  • COOLCUZ on August 7th, 2019 - 10:45am

     

    OOPS! PART OF MY LESSON DIDN’T GO THROUGH!! HERE’S WHAT I REMEMBER WRITING:
    I wrote two books to teach lessons BEN AND OFIST and JAN AND SARAH. (2017?)
    I wrote two books about a patriot spy during the Revolutionary War SHAWNEE ROSE: A RED HOT PATRIOT and SHAWNEE ROSES STORIES. (2018)
    I wrote a story about a Mexican girl (Josefina) who solved the mystery of why her aunt was so grumpy. (2016?)
    I wrote a book called ELIZABETH DURHAM: RICHES TO RAGS for my friend.
    I did two wedding books too.


  • COOLCUZ on August 7th, 2019 - 10:47am

     

    I think that’s everything I missed! Sorry for the inconvenience! Thanks for reading that long most likely boring thing.
    -CC


  • Moriah on August 7th, 2019 - 11:16am

     

    @COOLCUZ,
    That was a great lesson, CoolCuz!


  • Jell-O on August 7th, 2019 - 12:34pm

     

    @COOLCUZ
    I LOVED THIS LESSON! It was super encouraging, especially since I have a tendency to start a book, then I get tired of it and move on.
    MY WRITING STORY:
    I wrote and illustrated my first book when I was almost six! I called it “The Splendid Kingdom”. It was five pages long and only one sentence on each page. It was about a princess who decided to have a ball and danced a lot and then the next day she got a baby brother. It was… very bad, but it had cute stick drawings!
    CONT.


  • Jell-O on August 7th, 2019 - 12:43pm

     

    Then when I was 7-8, I started a 13-chapter book series called “The Kid Gang” based on a game my 3 younger siblings and I had made up. It was supposed to be a mystery about some kids who started a fund-raising club to raise money so that the hospital has enough money to save somebody’s dying grandma, but someone starts stealing the money. They solve it by setting a trap with fake money. I finished the first book, but I stopped in the middle of the second book.
    CONTINUED:


  • Jell-O on August 7th, 2019 - 12:49pm

     

    Then I started another series about Christian wizards, and I never got around to naming it before I moved on from that too.
    When I turned 9, I started a story called Crazy Daisy about a girl who got teased in school for trying to share her faith. I got really far in that one, but there were so many rabbit trails and twisted plot lines that I couldn’t finish it, even after I went back to the beginning and deleted a pretty good-sized chunk of it.
    In the next couple of years, I took a break…
    CONT


  • Jell-O on August 7th, 2019 - 1:00pm

     

    … I took a break from writing and explored my other gifts: handcrafting, calligraphy, piano, and singing. When I was a little older than 10 my siblings and I made up an imaginative and very complex “pretend” game. We had such a great time doing it that a while later, I decided, “This game is so fun, it needs to be made into a book.” But the problem was, there were SO many historic flaws and unrealistic details that it just didn’t work out. It was set in medieval times, so I…
    CONT


  • Jell-O on August 7th, 2019 - 1:16pm

     

    … so I had to do a lot of research, but trying to include the research in my story just made an already bad story more boring.
    There were about three more stories that started as fun, unrealistic games but made horrible stories. Then when I was 11 I had an idea for a book called Amazing Grace about a girl named Grace who had to learn that God’s approval is the only kind that matters. I worked on it for a long while and then took a break. I am almost finished with it now.
    CONT


  • Jell-O on August 7th, 2019 - 1:29pm

     

    I just wish I hadn’t forgotten about it for almost a year! When I was twelve, I had an idea for another story about a girl who was kidnapped by Native Americans and adopted into their tribe. I planned out the plot and how it’ll end, but I haven’t written it yet! I have lots more unfinished stories in my computer documents and stuffed in drawers and folders. I have even more ideas in my head that seemed brilliant two months ago, but when I started think about how to write it, I realized…
    CONT


  • soccerkid on August 7th, 2019 - 1:32pm

     

    @COOLCUZ: While I like breakfast, I’m not sure my wedding reception will include breakfast foods! 🙂 Great job on your lessons!
    @BOOKWORK: Excellent! I loved your lesson!


  • Jell-O on August 7th, 2019 - 1:38pm

     

    that it really was a bad idea.
    I decided to take another break from serious writing, so for a little while I just wrote whatever came into my head and seemed worth writing down.
    Then I got more serious about it again, and went back to look at all of my old stories to see how I could salvage and re-model them. I’ve just been exploring new ideas and plots for old, boring stories and saving all of my new ideas for later, after I finish my old ones.
    CONT. (Last time, I promise! 🙂 )


  • Jell-O on August 7th, 2019 - 1:43pm

     

    Well, that was my writing story. It was probably pretty boring to you! 🙂 I know I’ve barely finished any of the books I’ve started, but we all have things we need to work on, right? :)e


  • COOLCUZ on August 7th, 2019 - 2:14pm

     

    @JELL-O:
    Exactly! I thought about redoing my mystery DANA WILSON AND THE MYSTERY AT MAPLE MANOR. They didn’t really do anything at all to catch the bad guys and in the end, they got the reward money and gave it to there older sisters as dowry money.
    -CC


  • COOLCUZ on August 7th, 2019 - 2:17pm

     

    Those are just my finished stories. I threw out a bunch that I would never ever be able to finish. Some I just got bored with it and it’s sitting in my file box. Others I never wrote down, I just kept it in my head and eventually forgot it. I’m glad you liked the lesson!
    -CC


  • COOLCUZ on August 7th, 2019 - 2:20pm

     

    @SOCCERKID:
    No, my wedding reception won’t have breakfast foods either. I’ve always wanted either barbecued chicken or tacos/taco salad. Besides, with all the syrup and whipped cream on the pancakes, the cake was too much. I was disappointed.
    -CC


  • COlcuz on August 7th, 2019 - 4:42pm

     

    Night everyone! It’s 7:42 here.
    -CC


  • Jell-O on August 7th, 2019 - 7:14pm

     

    @COOLCUZ
    Yeah, and I feel like a quitter for not finishing all those stories! It’s just that when the “flow” for a certain story dries up, it’s dry! And I feel like I’m making it even more of a mess it I try to continue it!


  • Jell-O on August 7th, 2019 - 7:22pm

     

    @COOLCUZ
    Here’s something totally random: when you are thinking of names for your characters, do you often make up names? I don’t very often, but sometimes I take any word that pops into my head and switch up the letters so that out looks like a name! I also like to add silent h’s and an e on the end of a name to make out look French or something! 🙂


  • Wwiininja on August 8th, 2019 - 7:31am

     

    HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT:
    Soooooo… I don’t really have as big of a story as Jell-O or CoolCuz, but, this is my story.
    I have always been a huge bookworm, usually needing to read something new every other day. Once I turned 9-10, I found the good authors like Erin Hunter. Her books and other authors books inspired me to tell stories to my younger siblings. Once I reached 11, I had probably told bout 35 stories. Then i found the really good authors.
    CONT:


  • Wwiininja on August 8th, 2019 - 7:36am

     

    …like Brian Jacques, N. D. Wilson, Andrew Peterson, Donita K. Paul and S. D. Smith. Their books inspired me to tell even more stories. Once i reached 12, I started to think up my own stories, instead of borrowing half of it from someone else. By this time, my older sister had been writing a book for over 2 years. Then my mom wrote a book. Then my dad. Then I wanted to write a book. There was one problem. My stories were good, but not book-worthy. So I started brain-storming.
    CONT:


  • Wwiininja on August 8th, 2019 - 7:40am

     

    …and I thought. And thought. And thought. I just couldn’t seem to think of a good story. Then my older sister came to my rescue. She pointed out that most kids today think of the Bible as boring. Why not write a book like Passages? It stuck. I started on the story of Moses. I’ve been rocking on it now for a few months and am at 13,000 words and Moses is still in the Nile. This might be a long book. 😉 I plan to go through my book again to make sure it is good.
    CONT:


  • Wwiininja on August 8th, 2019 - 7:51am

     

    …This writers page has really helped me with my book. I plan to make it into a series. The thing to take away from my story is this: writers don’t have to an amazing history or background. You can come from the wilderness of West Virginia to the desert of California. God has placed a talent in your life. Use it!


  • Bookworm on August 8th, 2019 - 8:49am

     

    @SoccerKid
    Thank you! 😀


  • Bookworm on August 8th, 2019 - 8:56am

     

    @CoolCuz
    Thank you! 😀
    Sadly, I think I’m going to have to step down as a teacher pretty soon. 🙁 School is going to start up in like two weeks and I’ll have quite a load, so I probably won’t have time to post a lesson regularly. I think the week after next will have to be my last. I’m sorry if this messes up your schedule. 🙁 Thankfully, I don’t think I’ll have to leave this group tho! 😀 <3


  • Jell-O on August 8th, 2019 - 11:24am

     

    I will post today’s lesson later this afternoon. 🙂


  • COOLCUZ on August 8th, 2019 - 2:28pm

     

    We’ve been having Internet problems. I’ve had a hard time with this site. I’ll answer questions and posts lessons when it’s fixed. Sorry!
    -CC


  • soccerkid on August 8th, 2019 - 3:31pm

     

    @WWIININJA: Your thoughts were really inspiring! Keep up the great work!


  • Jell-O on August 8th, 2019 - 6:45pm

     

    LESSON:
    Today’s lesson will be on digging deeper into the core of your character.
    There are some core components that must go into a character, even if some of them don’t seem important to the story, or even if they don’t show up in the story at all except for a brief mentioning. They are:
    -Hopes/Dreams or Wants
    What is your character’s aspirations? What is their goal? What do they hope/long for? What do they daydream about? This can reveal a lot about your character, even if it isn’t…
    CONT.


  • Jell-O on August 8th, 2019 - 6:46pm

     

    LESSON, CONT:
    … a significant part in the story.
    -Fears
    What is your character afraid of? Something small? Something huge? What irrational fears does he/she have? Or maybe it’s not so irrational. Maybe there’s a big mystery behind it! I’m afraid of garter snakes. What about your character?
    -Secrets
    Everyone has secrets, even if they’re not big, dramatic ones. Your character should have some too, and they don’t have to be big or bad ones, maybe just little things that they keep hidden. …
    CONT:


  • Jell-O on August 8th, 2019 - 6:48pm

     

    LESSON, CONT:
    This gives your character even more depth!
    -Passions
    What is your character passionate about? This could be anything your character really likes, loves, or admires, or anything he is enthusiastic about, and it can even be negative: like I am passionate about my abhorrence of cicadas.
    -Needs
    What does your character need? And I’m not just talking about physical needs, like “Joey’s mom NEEDS money for food”, I mean, What are they searching for? What goal must they reach?
    CONT:


  • Jell-O on August 8th, 2019 - 6:49pm

     

    LESSON, CONT:
    -Strengths
    What does this character have that will help them reach their goal? What is their hidden talent, skill, or attribute? It doesn’t have to play a big part in your story. Give him/her an uncanny ability!
    -Weaknesses
    What are your character’s bad areas? I normally don’t like to read about a character who’s perfect in every way, and no one is perfect, so give your character a few faults.
    Some of these things may not seem very important, but I’ve found that…
    CONT:


  • Jell-O on August 8th, 2019 - 6:50pm

     

    LESSON, CONT:
    …it’s easier for me to write for these characters when I’ve explored more of their personal lives. A lot of it never made it into the story, but it was kinda fun creating the inner side of my characters!
    Well, that was my lesson! I hope it was helpful to someone! 🙂
    HOMEWORK:
    If you feel like one of your characters is getting kind of dull, invent a personal side of them with secrets, fears, failings, and strengths. 🙂


  • Jell-O on August 8th, 2019 - 6:58pm

     

    Sorry I posted the lesson so late! Our family has been sick, so it’s taken us a while to get back into the routine, with school and everything!


  • Wwiininja on August 9th, 2019 - 5:09am

     

    @SoccerKid
    Thanks for the encouragement! It means a lot to me! 🙂


  • Wwiininja on August 9th, 2019 - 5:11am

     

    Verse of the day:
    Matthew 13:43 KJV “Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.”
    (Sorry y’all. I’ve kinda forgot about this.)
    I hope you like it!


  • Wwiininja on August 9th, 2019 - 5:15am

     

    Oops! Sorry everyone! On the third part of my story I wrote “I’ve been rocking on it…” instead of “I’ve been working on it…”. Sorry!


  • COOLCUZ on August 9th, 2019 - 7:54am

     

    @BOOKWORM:
    I totally understand! I think my lesson writing might have to drop to once a week once school starts too. Glad you’ll still be around though! <3

    @WWIININJA:
    Cool story! Would you do other Bible stories? Or would you just do Moses? <3

    @JELL-O:
    I don't usually make up names. I do have plans for a future story about two sisters and their names are Illegea and Cariva. The first one helps Jewish people escape the Holocaust! Making names up isn't something I normally do though. <3

    -CC


  • COOLCUZ on August 9th, 2019 - 8:25am

     

    LESSON:
    I read this quote and it made me think of writing:

    “Success is not final
    failure is not fatal:
    It is the courage to continue that counts.
    ~Winston Churchill~

    How does this apply to writing you ask. Simple: when we accomplish something, we aren’t done. When we fail, it won’t hurt us. When we continue, it shows we have courage. Let this rest on your minds today. I have two more quotes to share with you too, and they are……
    CONTINUED


  • COOLCUZ on August 9th, 2019 - 8:33am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    Another quote:

    “You only learn to become a better writer by actually writing.” ~Doris Lessinger?~

    How true is that? Everyone thinks at the time that their first story was the best. Then, we they keep going, they become better and better and better.

    And this one is more of a fact than anything else:

    “A writer never has a vacation. For a writer, life consists of either writing or thinking about writing.” ~Eugene Ionesco?~

    NO TIP OR HOMEWORK TODAY.

    Any questions?
    -CC


  • COOLCUZ on August 9th, 2019 - 11:24am

     

    @JELL-O:
    Good lesson!!!
    -CC


  • Wwiininja on August 9th, 2019 - 5:43pm

     

    @Jell-O
    I love Garter snakes and I like cicadas!


  • Wwininja on August 9th, 2019 - 5:45pm

     

    @CoolCuz
    I might do the story of Joshua and probably David. Jesus too!


  • Jell-O on August 9th, 2019 - 5:58pm

     

    @COOLCUZ
    Excellent quotes! I have one question that’s not really related to the lesson: what do you do if you have an idea and you start to write it, and it seems really brilliant, but later, you have no idea how to finish it, or it just seems so awful, that you can’t finish it? (Story of my life!)


  • Jell-O on August 12th, 2019 - 9:30am

     

    @WWIININJA
    WHAAT? I kind of think cicada shells are cool (I actually collect them) but when they’re alive and are making that annoying humming/buzzing sound… live ones just gross me out! It is amazing how God designed them and what they do, but… they’re just not my favorite insect!
    You like garter snakes? I dislike snakes of any kind (no offense!). The garter snake is the only kind I’ve seen in person, though! 🙂


  • COOLCUZ on August 12th, 2019 - 10:31am

     

    Hi everyone!!

    @JELL-O:
    For me, I rarely start a story unless I have a rough idea on how I’m going to end it. Sometimes those plans change, but not very often.
    -CC


  • COOLCUZ on August 12th, 2019 - 10:34am

     

    I don’t mind snakes. Cicadas get weird when they buzz around in circles above your head. Carpenter bees tend to do that to! Actually, carpenter bees wil dive bomb your head, but the don’t sting.
    -CC


  • Bookworm on August 12th, 2019 - 1:12pm

     

    @Jell-o
    I completely agree with you about the cicadas! I don’t even like their shells…


  • Wwiininja on August 12th, 2019 - 4:05pm

     

    @Jell-O
    I know, I’m kinda weird.;) I like cicadas, grasshoppers, froghoppers, and dragonflies!
    Also, snakes are one of my favorite animals along with horses. I have a pet snake and I hope to work with snakes as I get older!


  • Moriah on August 12th, 2019 - 4:28pm

     

    I think that cicadas are pretty to look at,but I think their shells are creepy.


  • Moriah on August 12th, 2019 - 4:32pm

     

    @COOLCUZ,
    I am looking forward to your next lesson!


  • Moriah on August 12th, 2019 - 4:34pm

     

    @WWIININJA,
    It’s so cool that you have a pet snake!!


  • Jell-O on August 12th, 2019 - 4:40pm

     

    @WWIININJA
    I like dragonflies too! I’ve always admired people who handle snakes, even though I’m terrified of them! I’ve only touched one once, and it didn’t feel like I expected it to. The part I don’t like is their mouths!


  • Jell-O on August 12th, 2019 - 4:46pm

     

    I’m sorry, I’ve been meaning to post more words of the day, but school has really gotten in the way. We are doing school all through the year, but some days are more open for me than others. I feel really bad about never doing it! I will try, but it probably won’t be every day! 🙁


  • COOLCUZ on August 13th, 2019 - 7:12am

     

    LESSON:
    The afterwards and epilogue. What am I talking about? Well, if this is the only story (or your last story) about the character, people will wonder what happened to their favorite characters: did Emily marry Guisseppe? Was Grandmama Louise ever released from the hospital? What happened to Florence and Renee? Who kidnapped Syd? Etc.
    An epilogue is found at the end of some books. It usually tells what happened to the characters after the story. Here’s an example of an epilogue:
    CONTINUED


  • Bookworm on August 13th, 2019 - 3:46pm

     

    I’m sorry I wasn’t able to post a lesson today! Something important came up and I’ve been really busy today. 🙁 I should be able to do one next week tho. 🙂


  • Wwiininja on August 14th, 2019 - 10:23am

     

    NEW PODCAST!!!
    https://www.whitsendblog.org/2019/08/madge-and-guy/#comment-501222
    XD XD This is gonna be a fun one! 😀 😀


  • Moriah on August 14th, 2019 - 4:54pm

     

    How is everyone doing today?


  • Wwiininja on August 15th, 2019 - 5:48am

     

    @Moriah
    Yea! My snake is now 4’ 4” long.

    @Jell-Omost people believe in the myth that snakes are slimy. They aren’t. Their scales are so smooth that the shine and can appear slimy. Also if the snake has just come out of the water, it’s scales will be wet!
    I hope to be a herpetologist when I get older. (That means I’m gonna study amphibians and reptiles.) My favorite snakes might be the huge constrictors! They are awesome!


  • COOlcuz on August 16th, 2019 - 12:21pm

     

    Hi, guys (and gals!)! I have been very busy with 4-h. For us 4-hers here in our county, our county fair has started today! You guys can post lessons and keep going as much as you want, I will have to bow out of this page posting lesson wise until after our fair. I’ll resume in September. Sorry about this! When I come back, I’ll finish the lesson I started. Prayers for a safe week would be appreciated!! Thanks!!!
    ~Audrey~
    -CC


  • Moriah on August 16th, 2019 - 5:38pm

     

    Hi there, everyone!


  • Wwininja on August 20th, 2019 - 5:27am

     

    @CoolCuz
    Sorry to hear that. Will pray!


  • Wwiininja on August 20th, 2019 - 5:28am

     

    I’m sad that there are no new lessons… 🙁


  • Bookworm on August 20th, 2019 - 11:55am

     

    Hi everyone! Sadly, this is going to be the last lesson I post for a while. 🙁 With school starting, I won’t have time to consistently post a lesson any more. I won’t leave the group tho! 😀 Anyways, here’s my lesson:
    LESSON
    We’ve all gotten writer’s block before, and we’ll probably get it again. There’s no sure fire solutions to curing it, but I’m going to list a few options you can try the next time you hit that wall.
    CONT…


  • Bookworm on August 20th, 2019 - 11:56am

     

    CONT…
    #1 Take a break. Go outside, play a board game, read a book, or something like that. You’ll come back to your notebook (or tablet or computer) unstressed and ready to roll up your sleeves and dive in. An idea might even pop into your head while your busy doing something else!
    #2 Read your story. Start a few chapters/pages into your story or maybe even at the beginning. Are there any loose ends that need tied up?
    CONT…


  • Bookworm on August 20th, 2019 - 11:56am

     

    CONT…
    Are there hints that need dropped in preparation for the climax? Is there a plot twist that you’d forgotten to add?
    #3 Consider cutting the troublesome scene. Maybe you could have someone who was there relate what happened without you having to describe every detail. My co-writer and I did this in our book. There was a scene where a character died and neither of us could write it! Earlier this year, we decided to cut it, and have the person who witnessed it come back and…
    CONT…


  • Bookworm on August 20th, 2019 - 11:57am

     

    CONT…
    tell everyone what happened. It’s going to be easier to write and it fits our storyline better. Don’t cut a scene unless you’re sure it’s going to help your story!
    I hope these tips help! 🙂
    Thank you to everyone who read all my lessons and/or posted encouragement! I really appreciate it! <3
    Thought: Since God gave us the skill to write, shouldn’t every book we write should glorify Him?
    No homework! 🙂


  • Wwiininja on August 20th, 2019 - 12:40pm

     

    @Bookworm
    Great lesson and wonderful thought!


  • Bookworm on August 21st, 2019 - 2:04pm

     

    @WWIIninja
    Thank you!


  • Wwiininja on August 23rd, 2019 - 5:28am

     

    This page is DEAD…major 🙁


  • Moriah on August 23rd, 2019 - 11:34am

     

    @BOOKWORM,
    Great lesson!
    How are you doing this week?


  • COOlcuz on August 24th, 2019 - 2:26pm

     

    @BOOKWORM:
    Great lesson!!! I love it! I like your thought at the end!!
    -CC


  • COOlcuz on August 26th, 2019 - 7:56am

     

    I’m back!….. Dun dun dun!
    -CC


  • COOlcuz on August 26th, 2019 - 8:02am

     

    My lesson will be a series on inspiration.
    What gives you inspiration? I will post it later.
    -CC


  • Wwiininja on August 26th, 2019 - 12:27pm

     

    @CoolCuz
    I get my inspiration from books, mostly.


  • CoolcUz on August 26th, 2019 - 1:25pm

     

    LESSON:
    Inspiration. You can inspiration from a lot of things: books, movies, music, poems, and objects. I will be doing a series on how you can get inspiration from various things. Today’s inspiration lesson is about music.
    Think about it: movies have soundtracks, right? Songs are everywhere, good and bad alike. A lot of us have most likely seen a musical at some point.
    If you pay attention, you can really get your brain turning when you hear music. But you have to listen closely.
    CONTINUED


  • COOlcuz on August 26th, 2019 - 1:32pm

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    My mom has the free pandora music, and she let’s me listen to three stations (Glenn Miller and his orchestra, Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra, and Swing radio). These are songs from the 1940s-1950s. Because I write mostly from this time period, I get inspiration.
    Not all movies that have music are musicals. Some have back ground music. For me, when I listen to music, I listen to something that could be used as back ground music for a movie, and then I……………….
    CONTINUED


  • Oolcuz on August 26th, 2019 - 1:38pm

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    put it into a scene. For example, a faster pace song wouldn’t work for a heart breaking good bye. I try to imagine my stories as movies and listening to music gives me soundtracks. I listened to a song called “The Song of the Volga Boatman”, and when I heard the end part of it, I could picture two people tied and gagged in chairs on a ships deck, heading towards sea, looking back at the main land. Don’t ask me how I saw, but I did and I will write a story about it, I think.
    CONT.


  • COOlcuz on August 26th, 2019 - 1:44pm

     

    LESON CONT.:
    Look up “Song of the Volga Boatman” by BBC Big Orchestra on YouTube (just thought I’d mention it, if you where interested)

    Any way, my point is that music helps me all the time (I may write a story called Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree, based on the song with the same title also by BBC Big Orchestra!). If you listen carefully, it may help you and give you great inspiration too!

    TIP TIME:
    Listen to music from the time period you write in for inspiration….
    CONTINUED


  • COOlcuz on August 26th, 2019 - 1:49pm

     

    TIP TIME CONT.:
    Or listen to modern makes of music they would have played in your time period. (this is if you are writing for the early years befor recorders and such.)

    HOMEWORK:
    Has a song inspired you? If so, write about it in the comments below! I’d love to hear about it! If not, don’t be discouraged! Listen and wait.

    I REALLY hope this made sence! It was harder to explain than I thought it would be! Sorry if it didn’t! Did it make sence? Please tell me! Thank you!

    Any questions?
    -CC


  • Bookworm on August 26th, 2019 - 5:09pm

     

    @Moriah
    Thank you! <3 😀
    I’m doing great! HBU? School started for me today which was cool (and a tiny bit sad…lol).

    @CoolCuz
    Thank you! I’m so glad you liked it! <3 😀


  • Bookworm on August 26th, 2019 - 5:23pm

     

    Homework:
    Yes I have been inspired by a song! It’s Burn The Ships by For King And County. I thought up a story for it (I first thought of it as a movie) and now it’s stored in the back of my head, waiting to be written! It’s about a girl’s journey to the Savior. In the beginning, it seems like she’s a lost cause, but when she has a close call with death, she chooses to reject the world (burn the ships) She comes to Christ and finds her husband in someone who was praying for her the whole time 😀


  • COOlcuz on August 28th, 2019 - 11:13am

     

    @BOOKWORM:
    Wow! Cool!
    -CC


  • Bookworm on August 28th, 2019 - 12:36pm

     

    @CoolCuz
    Thx! 🙂 😀


  • Moriah on August 29th, 2019 - 3:41am

     

    @BOOKWORM,
    I am doing great! I am homeschooled, and we are doing school all year.
    I have heard that song!!


  • Wwiininja on August 29th, 2019 - 5:36am

     

  • Jell-O on August 29th, 2019 - 5:55pm

     

    I HAVE RETURNED!!!!! Sorry for disappearing again without notice! 🙁


  • Jell-O on August 29th, 2019 - 7:23pm

     

    @COOLCUZ
    I always think of my stories as movies. 🙂


  • PACKERS on August 31st, 2019 - 8:53pm

     

    Hey guys can I join you thing please? Do you guys do lessons or what?! Thanks
    -Packers


  • Bookworm on September 2nd, 2019 - 5:12pm

     

    @Moriah
    That’s good! 😀
    Wow! Does doing school year round let you graduate earlier?
    That’s cool you’ve heard Burn The Ships! The official music is fun to watch btw. 😉


  • Jell-O on September 2nd, 2019 - 5:58pm

     

    @ANYONE WHO IS GOOD AT GRAMMER OR ENGLISH
    I need help!! Which is better wording: “She spread Nutella liberally on her half of the English muffin.” , “She liberally spread Nutella on her half…” , or “Liberally, she spread Nutella on her half…” ? Or should I scrap the ‘liberally’ and use a different word for ‘spread’?


  • Jell-O on September 3rd, 2019 - 3:08pm

     

    @PACKERS
    Of course you can join! We have lessons usually every other day, and often there will be some homework to help you practice and grow in your skills!


  • Moriah on September 3rd, 2019 - 5:19pm

     

    @BOOKWORM,
    We are doing schoolall year round, but we get a week long break about every other month. We have been sick and have just finished recovering.

    Do you have a favorite song/singer?


  • COOlcuz on September 4th, 2019 - 8:13am

     

    @JELL-O:
    I think that ” Liberally , she spread Nutella on her half of the English muffin.” sounds the best.
    -CC


  • COOlcuz on September 4th, 2019 - 12:16pm

     

    @JELL-O:
    Do use a computer or paper and pen to write your stories??? I use paper and pen.
    -CC


  • Jell-O on September 5th, 2019 - 8:58am

     

    @COOLCUZ
    Thank you! And also, I have more inspiration when I use paper and pen. When I use a notebook, I feel the pressure of “I better not make a mistake, because that will ruin my notebook!” But since I got a laptop last year, I’ve been mostly using that.


  • COOlcuz on September 5th, 2019 - 3:04pm

     

    @JELL-O:
    I use notebooks a lot. I don’t have a lap top, but I’d love one! My aunts fiancé told me that they make little lap top type things that are for writers and they have spell check and everything! I really want one…… And then he told me the price. When I have a really good job, I might be able to afford it. (-;
    -CC


  • Jell-O on September 5th, 2019 - 3:18pm

     

    Is anyone still on here? Besides COOLCUZ and BOOKWORM, I mean?


  • Jell-O on September 5th, 2019 - 3:20pm

     

    I just realized that I’m supposed to do a lesson today! Or are we taking a break from lessons because of school? I honestly have no idea what to write a lesson about!!


  • Wwiininja on September 6th, 2019 - 12:25pm

     

    @Jell-O: I’m here!


  • Jell-O on September 6th, 2019 - 2:27pm

     

    @COOLCUZ
    Yeah, it took me a long time to save up for mine!


  • PAcKERS on September 6th, 2019 - 3:09pm

     

    @Jell-O I am still here!!!


  • Bookworm on September 7th, 2019 - 9:44am

     

    @Moriah
    My favorite singer is Phil Wickham, and my favorite song is by him! It’s called Revive Us Again. 😀 HBU?


  • Bookworm on September 7th, 2019 - 9:47am

     

    @Jell-o
    I personally like ‘she liberally spread Nutella on her half of the English muffin’ the best. I’m sorry this is so late! 🙁


  • Moriah on September 9th, 2019 - 1:39pm

     

    @BOOKWORM,
    I like the song “He Said.” I don’t know who sang it, though.
    I like the singer Matthew West. Have you heard of him?
    I have heard of Phil Wickham!


  • Jell-O on September 9th, 2019 - 1:44pm

     

    Thanks, BOOKWORM! It amazes me how may different ways there are to word a sentence! 🙂


  • Bookworm on September 9th, 2019 - 5:27pm

     

    @Jell-o
    You’re welcome! I’m glad I could help! <3 😀


  • WWIININJA on September 10th, 2019 - 5:50pm

     

  • COOlcuz on September 11th, 2019 - 5:41am

     

    Hi! I’ve been keeping an eye on things and I’ve realized that this page IS dwindling (don’t say I told you so, WWIININJA, please!). I think it would be prudent if we always have the writers page on the previous podcast page. However, I think we need to vote on it. All in favor of it, say “I”. Opposed say “nay”. All votes are important, please vote!!
    I vote “I”.
    -CC, founder of the writing page.

    Please respond quickly so we can get the word out. My lesson will be done later. Thank you! <3<3<3


  • Jell-O on September 11th, 2019 - 3:23pm

     

    @COOLCUZ
    Yes, I have noticed that too! My vote is aye! I think we are getting buried under all the new podcasts, and it is getting tiresome scrolling through endless comments looking for a link! But I also think it would be nice to have all of our lessons in one place! Still, I think “Aye” would be the best thing to do.
    <3 <3 <3 <3


  • Moriah on September 11th, 2019 - 5:41pm

     

    Aye.


  • Moriah on September 11th, 2019 - 5:45pm

     

    @BOOKWORM
    Do you have a favorite book?


  • WWIININJA on September 12th, 2019 - 5:45am

     

    Yay! Aye! I hope this helps!


  • COOlcuz on September 12th, 2019 - 6:08am

     

    Anyone else voting?
    -CC


  • soccerkid on September 12th, 2019 - 10:07am

     

    Nay. It’s easier for me to stay on one page. If we changed pages every podcast, lessons would get lost and while it may seem easier in the beginning, if someone wanted to find a lesson on a certain topic, instead of going to one page and scrolling a lot, they would have to go to multiple pages and still scroll a lot.(Hope that made sense. I’m not trying to cause any trouble, and if we decide to move pages I understand. If we do move pages, then I probably won’t follow the writers page as….


  • soccerkid on September 12th, 2019 - 10:10am

     

    …..much as I do now. If we wanted more people, I’d be willing to help spread the word about this page. Again, I’m not trying to stir up any conflict. If we move, ok. If we stay, ok. My opinion is we stay, though.
    Thanks.


  • Jell-O on September 12th, 2019 - 11:14am

     

    @COOLCUZ
    I will raise awareness on the main page about the voting!


  • Bookworm on September 12th, 2019 - 6:05pm

     

    @Moriah
    Sorry I haven’t gotten back to you! 🙁 I’ve been crazy busy.
    Yes I have heard of Matthew West! Doesn’t he sing ‘Hello my name is child of the One True King’?
    I can’t choose a fav book! lol My fav series is the Green Ember series (#RabbitsWithSwords). I also looooooooove Rose In Bloom by Louisa May Alcott. 😀 HBU?


  • Bookworm on September 12th, 2019 - 6:07pm

     

    @CoolCuz
    Aye! It would make it so much easier to get to the page! (although we would lose all of our previous lessons)


  • COOlcuz on September 13th, 2019 - 10:05am

     

    @SOCCERKID:
    That’s what I was afraid of. I think this can still be our mother page. We can post links to it.
    -CC


  • WWIIninja on September 13th, 2019 - 12:21pm

     

    @CoolCuz:
    Idea: what if everyone who posted a lesson copy that lesson and place it on the projected new writers page? We could go in order, starting with the person who first posted, then the next, and the next, and so on. That way our page would be closer to the top, and we wouldn’t lose all those great lessons. What do you think?


  • Jell-O on September 13th, 2019 - 12:26pm

     

    @SOCCERKID
    I feel the same way. If we do move, I will miss the old page. I wish there was a way to move up without actually moving!
    @COOLCUZ
    So do we know if we’re staying or leaving yet?


  • soccerkid on September 15th, 2019 - 6:29am

     

    @WWIININJA: If we go with your idea, would people copy and paste lessons every time we moved? Just wondering.


  • Artsy girl on September 15th, 2019 - 9:27am

     

    I am writing a book coordinates academy and it’s about three kids named Will,Matthew,Marguerite,and teachers and they go on this adventure but I need a name for my king can you please think of one and then tell me?

    Thanks-
    Artsy girl


  • COOlcuz on September 16th, 2019 - 5:54am

     

    **OFFICIAL REPORT**
    Alrighty, I’ve decided the following:
    1. We will stay on this page for another month.
    2. If our attendance picks up, we’ll stay here.
    3. If our attendance stays the same, we will move to always the previous podcast.

    Does that sound good, everyone? Did I make sense? Let me know, please!
    -CC


  • COOlcuz on September 16th, 2019 - 5:59am

     

    LESSON:
    My lesson today is on how we can use objects to give us inspiration.
    Have you ever looked at an object and thought of how it could be used to make a story? For an example: you look at an antique clock and you might think that a young pioneer couple bought it for their first Christmas together.
    How exactly can you use an object as inspiration? Well, it’s pretty easy. Find something neat in the room you’re in right now. Look at it closely. Study on it. What makes it unique?
    CONT


  • COOlcuz on September 16th, 2019 - 6:05am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    I’ve used two objects as inspiration: an odd key and a headband (don’t judge me! I’ll explain!)
    My moms friend gave me a key several years ago. It sat on my dresser and I didn’t pay much attention to it. Then one day I picked it up and looked at it.
    It was a large key, at least five inches long. One side of it said “time 4 July” and the other side said “B. Franklin”. I realized it would be a great part of my story! A date give finds the key and uses it to solve the mystery
    CONT


  • COOlcuz on September 16th, 2019 - 6:09am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    I meant a detective finds the key, not a date! Oops!
    Any way, the headband was an accidental find:
    It’s made of three strands of poor imitation diamonds (it was from Dollar Tree!). I put it on my head and it slid up, making it look like a crown.” Cool!”, I thought.
    Like usual, I wanted to fit it into a story. A queen should wear this crown. In the end, my story idea is about an Indian maiden whose father was a prince, but died. When her grandpa dies, she becomes the queen.
    CONT


  • COOlcuz on September 16th, 2019 - 6:15am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    The headband thing is her crown. It’s a long story about how she grew up American Indian and then becomes queen over night! (Yes, I’ve always had a liking for Indians! Don’t ask me why!)
    Really pay attention because you might find a cool object and add it into your story!

    TIP TIME:
    When describing your object, remember details and what makes it unique or fun.

    HOMEWORK:
    Has an object inspired you? Tell me and describe it like you would in your story.

    Any questions? Tell!!
    -CC


  • Wwiininja on September 16th, 2019 - 11:34am

     

    @SoccerKid
    It doesn’t matter.


  • Jell-O on September 16th, 2019 - 2:02pm

     

    @COOLCUZ
    Sounds good to me! I hope it works! Yes you did make sense! 🙂
    I had another thought: It could just be that with school (it seems to me that numbers started dropping a lot when school started again) and sports or dance, people have other interests on their mind besides writing. There have been times when I don’t want to have anything to do with writing and would rather do something else! It’s a good idea to wait a month!
    <3 <3 <3 <3


  • Jell-O on September 16th, 2019 - 2:06pm

     

    @ARTSY GIRL
    Hi! I’d love to help you with some names. It helps to know what kind of person this king is, so I can know what kind of names to look for. Is he a mean king, or a friend? Let me know, and I’ll try to find some names for you. 🙂


  • COOlcuz on September 16th, 2019 - 2:07pm

     

    @ARTSYGIRL:
    Are you going odd or unusual names, or normal, nice names?
    How about for odd names:
    Naben
    Pelonious
    Viscarr
    Redmond
    Barren

    Common names:
    George
    Charles
    Fredrick
    Edmond (Edmund)
    Samuel

    If you need last names, let me know! If you aren’t a fan of any of these names, I’ll get you a better list.
    -CC


  • soccerkid on September 16th, 2019 - 5:39pm

     

    @ARTSY GIRL: Names: Jacob, George, Bentley, Judd, Lionel, Brock, Sven, Steven, Seven, Joshua, Peter, Lucas, Asher, Judah, Benton, Bennet, Benjamin, Marty, Marcus, Mark, James. Hope that helps! if you want more, let me know! I’d be happy to help!

    @COOLCUZ: Sounds good! What can I do to help spread the word?


  • Moriah on September 16th, 2019 - 5:42pm

     

    @BOOKWORM
    Yes! Matthew West does sing that! I have read the Green Ember series. The are some of my favorite books, too! I have never heard of Rose in Bloom. My favorite book is The Sign of the Beaver, by Elizabeth George Speare. Have you ever read it?


  • Elise on September 17th, 2019 - 4:39am

     

    Can I join? I love writing! Can someone please explain it to me? Thanks!


  • COOlcuz on September 17th, 2019 - 7:14am

     

    LESSON:
    Today’s lesson is on how you can inspiration from books and movies. This is my second to last inspiration lesson series. It’s not very long.
    Not all inspiration is about characters or creatures. Especially in books, you can learn word phrases and expressions that you have neer heard of befor. For an example, what words do you use as exclamations in your stories? The typical “oh” and “goodness”? I found two words I prefer “gleeps” and “hypers” in books. What do you use instead of
    CONT


  • COOlcuz on September 17th, 2019 - 7:20am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    Instead of “rats” or “darn it”? I learned one from a book “dingle buckles”. I like to use that one a lot.
    You can get story ideas from movie characters, places shown or mentioned in a movie, and even a movies sound track. Perhaps you want To explore what happened to a character after a movie. Or, maybe you want to write about why the house was abandoned, ect.
    I’m sorry to say I rarely get my inspiration from movies, so I can’t give too many tips on this subject.
    CONTINUED


  • COOlcuz on September 17th, 2019 - 7:25am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    Again, when you stay alert, you can find inspiration almost any place you go.

    TIP TIME:
    If you’re going to write about a character in a movie or book, you may want to put the title of the movie or book befor you begin, so people can read or watch it and get an idea of the characters befor they begin.

    HOMEWORK:
    Has a book or movie inspired you? Let me know! I’d love to hear from you!

    Next lesson is on inspiration in true stories.

    Any questions? Concerns? Complaints??
    -CC


  • soccerkid on September 17th, 2019 - 11:46am

     

    @ELISE: Of course you can join! Welcome! Someone writes a lesson that includes homework and tips. Besides lessons we talk about previous stories and current stories we have written. I hope that helps! Any other questions I’d be happy to answer! 🙂 Again welcome to this page. 🙂


  • Jell-O on September 17th, 2019 - 11:48am

     

    @COOLCUZ
    Homework:
    A ring of 3 black keys, identical except for their sizes, an old powder horn, and a card with a morse code alphabet printed on it. 3 friends and I turned those things into a wild story that we called the Adventure of Chasm Creek about 2 girls who got sucked into Chasm Creek and transported to medieval times and given those three tools to help whoever called for them. It was a play off of Narnia, if you couldn’t tell! It happened a long time ago. I mostly get inspiration…


  • Jell-O on September 17th, 2019 - 11:51am

     

    … from being outside and from certain costumes and stuff. I love antique objects, but we don’t have any. The things that my friends and I got inspiration for in Chasm Creek were also costume accessories, except the morse code card!


  • Jell-O on September 17th, 2019 - 7:28pm

     

    Homework:
    I get a lot of my inspiration from books! After I read Donita K. Paul’s Dragonkeeper Chronicles (Which, btw, are the best Christian fantasy books ever!), I was inspired too try my own Christian fantasy-type book with wizards who served the Maker. It was about an orphan boy who gets knocked unconscious and wakes up in a school where they train young wizards. He is taken in and discovers he’s has a gift. I got kinda tired of that story, and moved on. Maybe I’ll get it back out, though.


  • COOlcuz on September 18th, 2019 - 6:18am

     

    **OFFICIAL REPORT**
    I have a feeling we’ll be moving up. We will always be on the previous podcast page. Whenever any one posts a lesson, they post it on that page, and then they copy it and put on this page. On each writers page we do, we simply send a link to this page. We won’t lose our lessons, and if someone is looking for a lesson, they don’t have to go through every podcast to find it.
    Does that make sense? Should we do that?
    -CC


  • COOlcuz on September 18th, 2019 - 6:20am

     

    @ELISE:
    Yes, welcome to the page! We post lessons as often as we can and they usually have a little homework section that you answer in the comments. If you have questions about writing, want to share something, or anything like that, this is the page to do it on!
    -CC


  • Jell-O on September 18th, 2019 - 5:26pm

     

    @COOLCUZ
    I think that is a good plan! Thank you for sorting all this out. 🙂


  • Jell-O on September 18th, 2019 - 5:26pm

     

    Welcome, @ELISE!


  • Lydia on September 18th, 2019 - 5:36pm

     

    May I join? Thanks Lydia


  • COOlcuz on September 19th, 2019 - 4:14am

     

    I’ll be posting a lesson later today.
    -CC


  • COOlcuz on September 19th, 2019 - 6:51am

     

    LESSON:
    Today’s lesson is the last inspiration lesson in this series. It’s on real life events.
    Has your grandmother ever told you a story about her childhood? Did your uncle ever tell you about when he was a boy? All around you There are amazing stories- and they are true!
    I’m a fiction writer and I always have been. But I’ve always had respect for those who take the time and listen to real people tell real stories and then write a nonfiction piece about them.
    CONTINUED


  • COOlcuz on September 19th, 2019 - 6:56am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    Once your family member or friend has passed away, who will remember the stories they told? You could. Maybe you could listen to the stories they tell and write them down. Once you have a collection of stories about them, you could put it all together and make a book.
    The Little House books by Laura Ingles Wilder and the Caddie Woodlawn books by Carol Ryrie Brink were based mostly on true stories.
    Maybe you use a story they told and base a story off of it.
    CONTINUED


  • COOlcuz on September 19th, 2019 - 7:02am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    My point is this: a lot of people lead interesting lives. Maybe they have great stories to tell that you can resell too.

    TIP TIME:
    When getting stories from family and friends, be sure to ask the date and/or how old they were when it happened.

    HOMEWORK:
    Ask a family member to tell you a story of something that happened to them. You might be surprised!

    Any questions? Concerns?

    Next lesson is on how you can observe people. I think you’ll like it! Have a great Thursday!
    -CC


  • COOlcuz on September 19th, 2019 - 10:07am

     

    @LYDIA:
    Of course you may! We post lessons as often as we can and they usually have a little homework section that you answer in the comments. If you have questions about writing, want to share something, or anything like that, this is the page to do it on!
    -CC


  • Jell-O on September 19th, 2019 - 3:05pm

     

    @COOLCUZ
    Nice lesson! I quite honestly never thought about doing that!


  • WWiininja on September 19th, 2019 - 5:53pm

     

    @CoolCuz
    Sounds good!


  • Bookworm on September 19th, 2019 - 6:01pm

     

    @Moriah
    I don’t think I’ve read The Sign of the Beaver, or if I have I don’t remember it.
    If you’re a Green Ember fan, the last book is now available for preorder last time I checked! There’s also a couple other things available too. 😀


  • Bookworm on September 19th, 2019 - 6:02pm

     

    @Elise
    Welcome to our group! 😀

    @Lydia
    Welcome to the writer’s page! 😀


  • Bookworm on September 19th, 2019 - 6:10pm

     

    @CoolCuz
    Homework:
    I’ve been inspired by a radio show if that counts! It wasn’t AIO but an older show. One of the episodes had a really good story about a father and his stepson but the most touching scene was completely ruined by the boy’s lines and the way he said them. So I decided to come up with a different ending, and ended up with a new story! It’s still kinda along the same lines, but I gave it my own twist! It’ll (probably) be called Jailbird, and I’m really excited to write it! 😀


  • KNITTINGFUN on September 20th, 2019 - 11:43am

     

    CoolCuz,
    Are you on the club? Are you the person that mentioned this writes page on there?


  • Faith on September 20th, 2019 - 7:44pm

     

    Hi! I did it! I’m so happy! So, like, what happens on here? Do we like, write stories then post them? Btw, I’m faithg.


  • Maddystein on September 21st, 2019 - 3:45am

     

    HI! SoccerKid sent me! So what do we do here?


  • Maddystein on September 22nd, 2019 - 12:47am

     

    Hi! I don’t know if my last post posted. How long does this take? What do we do here? Thanks!


  • Maddystein on September 24th, 2019 - 10:10am

     

    Is this posting?


  • Katykat on September 24th, 2019 - 11:10am

     

    Nay


  • Wiininja on September 24th, 2019 - 12:53pm

     

  • WWiininja on September 24th, 2019 - 12:57pm

     

    @MaddyStein and Faith
    This is a writers page. Several commenters will post lessons that give you tips on writing. There is also fun homework that is very easy! It’s great!


  • Ninetales on September 24th, 2019 - 3:09pm

     

    Ooh fun! I’d say to read other great writer’s books.


  • Lydia on September 24th, 2019 - 6:33pm

     

    I am writing this story about a mouse family (silly I know) and I can not think of any good names for the Dad or for the boys. Any ides?
    Thanks


  • Maddystein on September 25th, 2019 - 3:27am

     

    WWIININJA: Okay, thanks! Sounds very interesting.

    Faith: Hi! I guess you know who I am right??


  • Coolcuzohio on September 25th, 2019 - 9:00am

     

    @MADDYSTEIN:
    Hello and welcome! I founded this writers page. Glad you could make it. Your comments take awhile to come out because they are read by the pages moderators. On this page we discuss writing nd I try to post a lesson every other day (except Saturdays and Sunday’s). If you have any questions, let me know.
    -CC


  • COOlcuz on September 25th, 2019 - 9:38am

     

    LESSON:
    Writing With an Accent.
    Have you ever written a story that has a character that has an accent? For an example: one of my characters in a book I’m working on has an Irish accent.
    When your character has an accent, it effects the way the say their words. I’m writing another book called “The Adventures at Armadillo Perezoso Rancho” (The Adventures At Lazy Armadillo Ranch). They all speak with a Southern accent. That is not easy to write. I have to think in a southern accent.
    CONTINUED


  • COOlcuz on September 25th, 2019 - 9:44am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    Befor jumping headlong into writing a story with a character who has an accent, I recommend doing a little research. Try the following:
    1. Watch a movie with that accent involved in it.
    2. If you hear someone speak with an accent and they say a word differently than we normally do, WRITE IT DOWN!!

    Southern accents especially can have a lot of words that aren’t said the same way we say them. An example:
    “Well you c’n jest march yourself up ta yer room ‘n’ think about it!”
    CONT.


  • COOlcuz on September 25th, 2019 - 9:52am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    You can mouth move or even say the lines you’re writing down. If people make fun of you, ask them if they’ve ever written in an accent befor!
    Do you know what’s especially difficult? Writing with two accents at the same time. I’m writing the story and the people who own the ranch have a Chinese cook. When I’m going back and forth between them, it can get confusing (example is coming, I ran out of room to type it all out!)
    CONTINUED


  • COOlcuz on September 25th, 2019 - 10:02am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    “So? Is it fer a girl?”, he asked,” got yourself a girlfriend?”
    “It Leetle Missy’s-” began Crockpot Louie.
    “Ain’t she a might young fer you?”
    “No! I not give to her! Seerah-“, he shook his head.
    “Oh, I see! You got it ta give ta Seerah! That’s sweet! Think she’ll like it a lot,” nodded Neighbor Sefus suredly.
    “You listen!” exploded the cook angrily.

    That was an excerpt from my story between the cook (Crockpot Louie) and the neighbor (Neighbor Sefus). See? Not so easy!
    CONT


  • COlcuz on September 25th, 2019 - 10:07am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    I said all of that to say this: being able to write in an accent takes a lot of time and effort. You may want to think it over carefully befor you attempt it.

    TIP TIME:
    If you’re writing for someone who has an accent and they’re from another country, slip one of their native words into the sentence.

    HOMEWORK:
    Have you ever written in an accent? Tell us about it in the comments below!

    Any questions? Concerns?

    Next lesson is on foreign languages and using those to write.
    -CC


  • Jell-O on September 25th, 2019 - 6:09pm

     

    @COOLCUZ
    I’ve tried writing with accents, but when I do, it always seems to make my character come across as uneducated or even kinda… drunk-sounding. So I usually just give up on the accents and just write, “Her melodic voice had a hint of Southern twang in it” or something.
    I mostly use accents for kinda eerie supporting characters. In one story, I had my main character get lost and have to ask for directions from a creepy leather-tanner. I gave him a thick southern accent in his words!


  • Maddystein on September 26th, 2019 - 6:39am

     

    Okay I get it now! I write a few stories and I quite enjoy it. Thanks for the tips and lessons! This page is really cool!
    CC: Thanks!


  • COOlcuz on September 26th, 2019 - 8:14am

     

    @LYDIA:
    You can get cute and do cheese names like:
    1. Brie
    2. Cheddar
    3. Asiago
    4. Guida
    5. Camembert
    6. Blue
    7. Fontina
    8. Colby

    Or there is always wildlife names:
    1. Hazel
    2. Hickory
    3. Rocky
    4. Sandy
    5. Thistle
    6. Berry
    7. Dogwood
    8. Hawthorn

    Or cute names:
    1. Patch
    2. Pockets
    3. Everest
    4. Buttons
    5. Pod
    6. Skip
    7. Chip
    8. Cap

    Or people names:
    1. Roy
    2. Riker
    3. Timmy
    4. Amos
    5. Louie
    6. George
    7. Mikey
    8. Billy

    If you need a last name I’ve got one: Mousekowitz. Hope I helped!
    -CC


  • Moriah on September 26th, 2019 - 4:15pm

     

    @COOLCUZ,
    Great lessons! Can’t wait for the next lesson!


  • Moriah on September 26th, 2019 - 4:23pm

     

    @BOOKWORM
    Sorry that I haven’t been on here lately. Thanks for telling me about the new book! Do you know what it is called? I have read most of the books.
    Thank you!


  • Jell-O on September 27th, 2019 - 3:46pm

     

    @COOLCUZ
    Those are some creative names! I like them!


  • COOlcuz on September 29th, 2019 - 11:12am

     

    @MADDYSTEIN:
    Your welcome! I noticed a lot of writers who commented and decided that a writers page might something they would appreciate!
    -CC


  • Lydia on September 30th, 2019 - 5:21pm

     

    @Coolcuz Thanks for the names. I picked Hickory for the Dad and for the twin boys I picked Cheddar and Colby. For the baby boy I picked Pockets. I had a last name but I liked yours better so I will be using it. Thanks 🙂


  • Maddystein on October 1st, 2019 - 10:02am

     

    CoolCuz: Just a question: What should I call you? CoolCuz or CC? You can call me Maddy.


  • COOlcuz on October 1st, 2019 - 10:09am

     

    @LYDIA:
    (-: I’m glad you liked them! What last name did you have?
    -CC


  • COOlcuz on October 1st, 2019 - 10:13am

     

    LESSON:
    _ ERRORS OF ALL KINDS:_
    A writers biggest errors they make are historical and grammatical. Today I’m focusing on historical. Have you ever made your character do or use something and then find out that is 60 years later that thing was invented? I’ve done something similar. It was a big mistake too!
    CONTINUED


  • COOlcuz on October 1st, 2019 - 10:48am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    I made one of my female students attend Oxford university. Well, it wasn’t until well over 100 years later that they debated allowing females to attend that place! Yeah, big oopsies on my part! I now have to go back through and redo all the parts that talk about her at Oxford and write QUEENS LADIES ACEDEMY instead (I made it up).
    Befor you get stuck in a trap, look up your question. Better a little research and find out you’re wrong than a big scrape you’re now stuck in.
    CONT.


  • COOlcuz on October 1st, 2019 - 10:53am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    When looking up a thing, check dictionaries, encyclopedias, and even the website Wikipedia (my best writing friend ever!!).
    Easily made historical mistakes that are made can include the following: nonfictional towns being founded the wrong year, clothing mistakes, food being eaten befor it was invented, and using appliances that hadn’t happened yet (like in the one Odyssey episode with the Washingtons!). If you’re not sure, look it up. Better safe than sorry as I say!!!
    CONTINUED


  • COOlcuz on October 1st, 2019 - 10:59am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    If you ever hear of something that you’ve wondered about, and you might use it for writing, write it down (example: (FYI: this is entirely made up!!) hamburgers were invented in 1929, however, they didn’t become popular until after the Great Depression.)

    TIP TIME:
    Investing some money in a set of encyclopedias (typically found in thrift stores) might not be a bad idea.

    HOMEWORK:
    Have you ever made a historical mistake? If so, then what was it?

    Any questions? Concerns?
    -CC


  • Bookworm on October 1st, 2019 - 1:07pm

     

    @Moriah
    You’re fine! 🙂 <3
    It’s called Ember’s End. There’s also a story titled The First Fowler (I think), which I’m guessing/hoping is about Helmer (my fav character). 😀


  • Moriah on October 1st, 2019 - 6:38pm

     

    @Bookworm,
    Thanks! I haven’t heard or read those yet. I will definitely look into those! I don’t really have a favorite character, because I like all of them!
    ~Moriah


  • Moriah on October 1st, 2019 - 6:39pm

     

    @Bookwoorm,
    Do you want to be my posting buddy? 🙂


  • Jell-O on October 1st, 2019 - 6:42pm

     

    @COOLCUZ
    Ohhhh yes. One that really stands out is when I was writing a story in which a middle age peasant who dreams of becoming a knight gets taken on as a squire to a kindhearted squire being elevated to knighthood. Then later they go fight in a war where they save each other’s lives. After doing some research, I learned that the average medieval soldier was typically not a peasant, the only way to become a squire would be to be a page to the king, and knights don’t even go to war! Ahh!!


  • COOlcuz on October 2nd, 2019 - 7:58am

     

    @MADDY:
    You can call me COOLCUZ, CC, Audrey (my real name), or Andrea (my aunts name, but everyone always calls me that!). Whatever! I really don’t care! By the way, I have an aunt named Maddy!
    -CC


  • COOlcuz on October 2nd, 2019 - 8:27am

     

    LESSON:
    _ERRORS OF ALL KINDS_
    Another error we can make is a very simple, yet a very terrible mistake. It is a mistake within our own writing. For an example, you might say Jeff put on a green shirt, but later you say he spilled chocolate syrup on his white shirt, causing it to stain. See what I mean?
    Thes mistakes are best avoided by constantly retreading your story over and over and getting to know it a little better.
    Mistakes to watch for:
    1. Hair and eye color
    2. Names
    3. Cities
    CONTINUE


  • COOlcuz on October 2nd, 2019 - 8:33am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    4. School names
    5. Type and color of vehicles
    And the list goes on and on and on and on…… You see what I mean!

    Once again, read your story over and if you’re not sure, look it up!

    TIP TIME:
    When you say a name of a characters family member, write it down in a separate notebook and write how they are related. It saves the hassle later!

    HOMEWORK:
    My lesson was short, but you will have a bit of homework to do. I’ll type out something and you have to find the error
    CONT.


  • COOLCUZ on October 2nd, 2019 - 8:40am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    HOMEWORK CONT.:
    You have to find the error and tell me what it is. It will help you find your own errors!
    < "Rob! Come on downstairs your Aunt Nellie, Uncle George, and cousin will be here soon!", his mother called.
    "Coming!" he ran a comb through his dark brown hair.
    He was nervous. He had never met his fathers sister and family! He galloped down the stairs. His sister Ellen looked impatiently out the window.
    "THEYRE HERE!" Ellen shrieked.
    A moment later..
    CONTINUED


  • COOLCUZ on October 2nd, 2019 - 8:46am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    HOMEWORK CONT.:
    STORY CONT.:
    < Father was hugging his sister. Rob tugged his sweater and looked at his uncle through his lashes.
    "Is this Robby?" Aunt Nellie cried "oh how handsome you are! Hello, Ellen! This is my husband George and our children, Cassandra and Natasha. Girls, these are your cousins, Robby and Ellen."
    "Actually, Aunt Nellie, I just go by Rob. Robbys a little juvenile, don't you think?", he said and he hugged her.
    "So grown up to!"she sighed happily.
    CONTINUED


  • COOLCUZ on October 2nd, 2019 - 8:52am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    HOMEWORK CONT.:
    STORY CONT.:

    What was the mistake made? When you find it, post what it is in the comments below (HINT: it is a contradiction to what I said previously. It has nothing to do with spelling)! I’ll give the answer befor I post my next lesson.

    When I finish my series on mistakes, I’m going to post a “story” and you guys will have to find the mistakes I did. This is just practice for when you do your stories!

    Any questions? Concerns?
    -CC


  • Moriah on October 2nd, 2019 - 2:42pm

     

    @CoolCuz,
    That was a great lesson!
    ~Moriah


  • Jell-O on October 2nd, 2019 - 4:09pm

     

    @COOLCUZ
    HOMEWORK:
    In the first part, Rob’s mother said that his “Aunt Nellie, Uncle George, and COUSIN will be here soon”. But later, Aunt Nellie introduced her TWO children.


  • Jell-O on October 2nd, 2019 - 4:11pm

     

    @COOLCUZ
    I can’t wait for the “mistake” story! 🙂


  • Lydia on October 2nd, 2019 - 6:57pm

     

    @Coolcuz My last name for the mouse family was Meadow because it was a meadow mouse family, but I like yours a lot better.:)


  • Moriah on October 3rd, 2019 - 3:44am

     

    How are you guys doing this morning?


  • Maddystein on October 3rd, 2019 - 6:29am

     

    CC: I think I will continue calling you CC, thanks! I really like this page! It is so cool! Thanks for posting all the lessons, I really appreciate it!


  • COOlcuz on October 3rd, 2019 - 6:52am

     

    @MORIAH:
    Thank you! Wich lesson?

    @JELL-O:
    Oops! Research really helps befor you jump in, I’m finding out!! (-:
    -CC


  • COOlcuz on October 3rd, 2019 - 12:34pm

     

    @LYDIA:
    Thank you!

    @JELL-O:
    I can’t wait to write it!!

    @MADDY:
    Youre welcome!
    -CC


  • Jell-O on October 3rd, 2019 - 12:47pm

     

    @COOLCUZ
    Yeah. Usually, I get a “fantastic” idea, and I jump to writing it, and then I get farther into it, and think, “Oh, I really should do some research about this” and then… Oops!


  • Moriah on October 3rd, 2019 - 3:40pm

     

    @COOLCUZ,
    All of them! the second one was particularly helpful for me.
    The homework was hard, but it helped me to think.


  • BookWorm on October 3rd, 2019 - 4:13pm

     

    @Moriah
    I’d love to be posting buddies! 😀


  • Bookworm on October 3rd, 2019 - 4:18pm

     

    @CoolCuz
    Great lessons! 😀


  • Wwiininja on October 3rd, 2019 - 6:37pm

     

    HOMEWORK:
    It says that there is only one cousin, but the aunt introduces more than one.


  • Wwiininja on October 3rd, 2019 - 6:39pm

     

    @CoolCuz
    It might be cool if we all posted a short story with a mistake in it. Then everyone would try to find the mistake. Whatcha think? (Don’t be afraid to say no if u think its a bad idea


  • Jell-O on October 4th, 2019 - 12:54pm

     

    @COOLCUZ
    I looked it up: hamburgers were invented in 1834!


  • Moriah on October 4th, 2019 - 4:43pm

     

    @Bookworm,
    Great! What is your favorite color?


  • Lydia on October 5th, 2019 - 6:31am

     

    @Coolcuz Good lesson!


  • COOlcuz on October 5th, 2019 - 7:21am

     

    @EVERYONE:
    Did you like the homework section I did or not really? Would you like it if I did more?

    @BOOKWORM:
    Thank you!

    @WWIININJA:
    I’ll get back to you on that!

    @JELL-O:
    Cool! I didn’t know they were that old! I just made up a random date as an example.


  • COOlcuz on October 7th, 2019 - 7:36am

     

    LESSON:
    _ERRORS OF ALL KINDS_
    Geographical problems can be a pretty big mistake we can run into, particularly in the United States. We may make the mistake and say it took four hours to drive from Ohio to Illinois, when I know for a fact that it takes more than six (I’ve ridden to Indianna, it takes six hours for us!).
    CONTINUED


  • COOlcuz on October 7th, 2019 - 12:17pm

     

    Sorry for the stop! I’ll post the rest of the lesson tommorrow! Signing off for now-
    -CC


  • Jell-O on October 7th, 2019 - 2:21pm

     

    @COOLCUZ
    I know! I just looked it up for fun!


  • Jell-O on October 7th, 2019 - 2:23pm

     

    @COOLCUZ
    Sorry I didn’t put this in my last comment! Yes, I really did like the homework section you did!! I would love it if you did more like that.


  • Moriah on October 7th, 2019 - 5:27pm

     

    @COOLCUZ,
    I liked it! I wouldn’t mind at all if you did more like that!


  • Jell-O on October 8th, 2019 - 9:44am

     

    @COOLCUZ
    Actually, I now think we should keep the writers’ page here. Attendance has picked up, and we’re even getting some new people. 😀


  • COOlcuz on October 8th, 2019 - 9:48am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    Not only time in traveling, but also how closely related two states are can be a problem. We went from New York to Ohio without crossing any other state would be incorrect because they’re not adjacent.
    Very simple mistakes such that can cause a lot of confusion, misunderstanding and may even make you sound uneducated. Consult a map if you are unsure. I keep a small map of the USA in my writing box for just such an occasion, and I use it frequently.
    CONTINUED.


  • COOlcuz on October 8th, 2019 - 9:57am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    You can find such maps online or in atlases.

    PREVIOUS HOMEWORK:
    JELL-O and WWIINNJA was correct! The contradiction was the fact that he had one cousin, but the aunt introduced two. That can be solved by simply adding an “s” to his mothers statement. Very good!

    TIP TIME:
    I don’t recommend writing in Dollar Tree notebooks, the pages are too thin!

    HOMEWORK:
    Non for today!

    Tommorows lesson will be on more errors we can make. I hope it’s helpful for y’all!
    Any questions?
    -CC


  • Bookworm on October 8th, 2019 - 3:41pm

     

    @Moriah
    My fav color is blue! HBU? (Sorry it took so long for me to get back to you… 🙁 I’ve been really busy with school.)


  • COOlcuz on October 9th, 2019 - 6:42am

     

    Okay, writers, wich sounds better:
    She turned on the flashlight and shone it down the hallway.
    OR
    She turned on the flashlight and shined it down the hallway.

    Or do neither of them sound right?
    -CC


  • COOlcuz on October 9th, 2019 - 8:49am

     

    Has anyone ever heard of the website called FANFICTION? I have recently heard of it and wondered if you guys know anything about it. From what I gather, it’s free and you post your fan fiction stories under the categories they belong in.
    -CC


  • Jell-O on October 9th, 2019 - 9:16am

     

    @COOLCUZ
    I don’t think either of them sound quite right, but I know that it’s not the first one. So I’m gonna go with either “She turned on the flashlight and shined it down the hallway” or Neither. Tricky question!


  • COOlcuz on October 9th, 2019 - 11:49am

     

    @JELL-O:
    Thanks! I wasn’t sure on either of them, that’s why I asked! I think I’ll go with something else.
    -CC


  • Wwiininja on October 9th, 2019 - 12:15pm

     

  • Bookworm on October 9th, 2019 - 2:53pm

     

    I personally like ‘shone’ better than ‘shined’, but I think either could work. If you’re looking an alternative, maybe ‘beamed’ would work? (She turned the flashlight on and beamed it down the hallway)


  • Jell-O on October 9th, 2019 - 5:33pm

     

    @COOLCUZ
    Maybe try, “She switched on the flashlight and pointed the beam down the hallway.” 🙂


  • Moriah on October 9th, 2019 - 5:48pm

     

    @BOOKWORM
    My fav color is blue, too!

    @COOLCUZ,
    That a tough question…I think that I like shined best.


  • Lydia on October 9th, 2019 - 5:56pm

     

    I have no clue which one is better 🙂


  • COOlcuz on October 10th, 2019 - 11:51am

     

    Thanks everyone! I did this:
    She turned on the flashlight and aimed it down the hallway.
    -CC


  • COOlcuz on October 10th, 2019 - 11:57am

     

    LESSON:
    _ERRORS OF ALL KINDS_
    This lesson deals with word usage and the wrong ways you can use specific words.
    I am a grammar and speech person. In our house, I am always the one who corrects my siblings. Right now I’m trying to explain to my sister that it’s not except for, just except. I’m not really succeeding.
    Any how, here are a few popular word miss usages that really bug me:
    1. It’s should HAVE, not should of. Should of is incorrect.
    2. This sentence is incorrect:
    CONT.


  • COOlcuz on October 10th, 2019 - 12:05pm

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    “Norrah and me are entering the contest.”
    The proper usage is “Norrah and I.” If you can change the sentence so that it is talking about only person and it sounds correct, it probably is. Example:
    “I am entering the contest”
    Sounds much better than
    “Me am entering the contest.”

    3. Never use the word ain’t, unless your uneducated character is speaking. You sound unknowledgeable (did I spell that right?).
    4. It’s not “haven’t got no toys”, it’s “I haven’t got any toys”.
    CONT.


  • COOlcuz on October 10th, 2019 - 12:30pm

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    5. Less refers to uncountable things, while fewer refers to countable things. I.e: “Use less sugar and fewer eggs next time.”
    6. It’s not “took sick” or “took ill”, it’s “became ill”.
    7. “I got off the bus” is incorrect. It is actually “I got off OF the bus.”
    8. Between means between a few, among is among many.
    9. Farther shows physical distance: “It is farther to France than California”. Further: “We are further from our goal.”
    10. Affect and effect:
    CONT.


  • COOlcuz on October 10th, 2019 - 12:39pm

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    Affect causes something to happen and is a verb. Effect is a noun and is used such as sound effects.
    MORE WILL BE POSTED IN NEXT LESSON!

    TIP TIME:
    If you’re not sure, look it up! Better be sure then called a fool.

    HOMEWORK:
    Look up grammar mistakes and post just one that you frequently make below. Let’s all try to improve our grammar in every day speach!

    Any questions? Concerns?
    -CC

    **REPORT**
    As of now, we will keep the writers page here since attendance has picked up.


  • Moriah on October 11th, 2019 - 6:02pm

     

    @COOLCUZ,
    Grammar question:
    Is it…
    MAY you please help me?
    CAN you please help me?
    WILL you please help me?
    I’ve never really been sure about this.
    Thanks!


  • Jell-O on October 11th, 2019 - 6:33pm

     

    @COOLCUZ
    HOMEWORK
    I make the “I got off the bus”/” I got off OF the bus” mistake a lot, and then there’s the “lie”/”lay” problem, that I just can’t remember. I’m generally a pretty grammatical person, so other than that, I guess just sentences that could be worded more concisely, that I just didn’t think of, or when I struggle to construct a sentence to convey exactly what I mean, likes when I’m trying to describe a concept that I just imagined.


  • LuvpAnda on October 13th, 2019 - 1:27pm

     

    Oh my word such an amazing story oh what God can do! God is soooo awesome


  • Wwiininja on October 13th, 2019 - 5:51pm

     

    Wow! Great lesson! It was really good! I am copying those mistakes!


  • WWIININJA on October 13th, 2019 - 5:53pm

     

    @CoolCuz
    Sry, that last comment was aimed at you.


  • WWIININJA on October 13th, 2019 - 5:54pm

     

    HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT:
    I have problems with ‘then’ and ‘than’. I get those mixed up all the time.


  • bookworm on October 14th, 2019 - 6:10am

     

    @Moriah
    That’s cool! 😀 What’s your fav animal? Mine is a horse (Specifically Clydesdales and Thoroughbreds)


  • Jell-O on October 14th, 2019 - 12:40pm

     

    @WWIININJA
    Oh, yeah, those are tricky. I just remember that ‘than’ is mostly used when you’re comparing something, f.e.: ‘Jim had more shoes THAN Heather.’ ‘Then’ is relating to time.


  • COOlcuz on October 14th, 2019 - 3:53pm

     

    @MORIAH:
    It’s “CAN you please help me.”. I’ll go more into that in my next lesson.

    @WWIININJA:
    I guessed as much!

    I hope my next lesson will come tommorrow!
    -CC


  • Lydia on October 14th, 2019 - 5:51pm

     

    Great lesson!


  • Moriah on October 14th, 2019 - 6:04pm

     

    @BOOKWORM,
    My brother loves horses! I like all kinds of animals, but I think that Gaby animals are so cute! I like puppies best, though! Do you have a fav character on Adventures in Odyssey? I like most of them, but I like Wooton and Connie best.
    ~Moriah


  • Moriah on October 14th, 2019 - 6:06pm

     

    @BOOKWORM,
    Sorry, I meant ‘baby’ animals!:)


  • WWiininja on October 15th, 2019 - 11:28am

     

    @Jell-O
    Thanks!

    @CoolCuz
    😉


  • COOlcuz on October 15th, 2019 - 1:46pm

     

    @LYDIA:
    Thank you! I’m glad you liked it!
    -CC


  • Moriah on October 15th, 2019 - 5:42pm

     

    @COOLCUZ,
    Thanks! I’ve heard it all three ways, so I wasn’t sure.


  • Jell-O on October 15th, 2019 - 6:00pm

     

    @COOLCUZ and MORIAH
    It’s actually ‘WILL you please help me’, because when you say ‘CAN you’, you’re asking if they know how to or are physically able to do something. When you say ‘WILL you’, the person you’re asking is fully able to do it, but can choose not to. ‘MAY you’ is never correct. You use ‘may’ when you’re talking about yourself, like asking permission—’MAY I go outside?’.


  • Maddystein on October 17th, 2019 - 8:55am

     

    HI guys! I am still on and reading it but not talking. How is everyone?


  • Jell-O on October 17th, 2019 - 5:55pm

     

    @MADDY (Can I call you MADDY?)
    That’s fine! I’m doing great, how about you?


  • Moriah on October 17th, 2019 - 6:37pm

     

    @MADDYSTEIN,
    I’m good! How are you?


  • COOlcuz on October 18th, 2019 - 10:25am

     

    Hi Maddy!
    -CC


  • Wwiininja on October 19th, 2019 - 9:52am

     

    @MaddyStein
    Good! How about you?


  • Bookworm on October 19th, 2019 - 5:15pm

     

    @Moriah
    My fav are Monica Stone, Jason, Connie, Detective Polehouse, Dr. Regis Blackard and Morris Rydel. 😀
    What’s your opinion of Jillian? I really don’t like the older one, but the newer one is much, much better! I have the club and ever since I heard Nightmares By Constance, I’m ok with the Jillian and Jason thing. 🙂


  • WWIININJA on October 21st, 2019 - 10:46am

     

  • COOlcuz on October 21st, 2019 - 2:38pm

     

    LESSON:
    _ERRORS OF ALL KINDS-
    Today’s lesson is super short:
    Spelling mistakes can be a big problem with writers. Some spelling is similar such as “were” and “where”. Leave out the “h” and it says were. Checking your spelling is very important.
    Honestly, this is the mistake I make the most. I have good grammar, I’m historically accurate, I’m good with geography, and I retread my story a lot! Spelling is what gets me.
    Always check if you aren’t sure!
    CONTINUED


  • COOlcuz on October 21st, 2019 - 2:45pm

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    Another thing that gets me is auto correct. It corrected to “retread” instead of “reread”.

    When writing with a dictionary, try not to use some ancient one. Spell with new English instead of all the old English spelling of things.

    TIP TIME:
    When writing on line, always check to make sure it didn’t autocorrect to something different. Check names especially!

    HOMEWORK:
    Check your spelling and try to improve on it!

    Any questions? Story should come soon (MAYBE tomorrow?!)
    -CC


  • soccerkid on October 21st, 2019 - 7:11pm

     

    @BOOKWORM: I have the club too! What is your username on there? Also, what do you mean by “I really don’t like the older one, but the newer one is much, much better!”?


  • COOlcuz on October 22nd, 2019 - 9:40am

     

    @BOOKWORM:
    The same actress has played Jillian, I think she’s just trying to get into character nd find a good voice for her.
    -CC


  • Jell-O on October 22nd, 2019 - 3:25pm

     

    GUYS! We’ve reached the 1,000 comments mark! This page is getting BIG!
    (Although there will probably be more than that by the time this comment is posted, but still! 🙂 )


  • Bookworm on October 22nd, 2019 - 3:32pm

     

    @SoccerKid
    My user name is HorseLuver! (I only comment on two pages right now tho) What’s your user name?
    What I meant by that was that I don’t care for Jillian in her first few episodes, but I like her better in her most recent ones. 🙂


  • Bookworm on October 22nd, 2019 - 3:37pm

     

    @CoolCuz
    Yep, I think you’re right! What I meant was that I like the way she’s written now better than her first few episodes. 😀


  • Wwiininja on October 22nd, 2019 - 5:46pm

     

    1000 COMMENTS!!!! YAHOOOOOO!!!!!


  • COOlcuz on October 23rd, 2019 - 3:54am

     

    Life has been very eventful for us lately. I hope to post the story some time this week, just not today. I suggest retreading my old lessons in preparation.
    -CC


  • Jell-O on October 23rd, 2019 - 2:24pm

     

    @COOLCUZ
    Alright! Don’t feel pressured if you can’t get it done–life gets crazy!! <3


  • soccerkid on October 23rd, 2019 - 3:49pm

     

    @BOOKWORM: My username is 12SoccerKid. I’m on Adventures 27 and 34. What pages are you on?


  • WWIININJA on October 24th, 2019 - 8:24am

     

    1005 comment! Yay!!!! Lol


  • WWIININJA on October 24th, 2019 - 8:24am

     

    SoccerKid
    I am 13819MRS.


  • COOlCUZ on October 25th, 2019 - 7:08am

     

    Everyone:
    1. I can’t believe I was the 1,000th. comment!
    2. Way to go!
    3. We have even more comments than the Agency page, and they’ve had that going longer!
    Congrats everyone! Keep reading, and if you wish to do a lesson, just let me know!
    -CC


  • Bookworm on October 25th, 2019 - 4:34pm

     

    @SoccerKid
    I’m on the Wingfeather Saga fan pages. They’re bonus pages; one in February 2017, and the other in December 2014 🙂 Are the pages you’re on fam pages too? I could pop over and say hi! 😀


  • Jell-O on October 26th, 2019 - 6:21am

     

    @BOOKWORM
    I LOVE The Wingfeather Saga!!!


  • lgs on October 26th, 2019 - 1:02pm

     

    hey does any one want to be friends? ?????????????


  • lgs on October 26th, 2019 - 1:04pm

     

    hey does any one want to be friends? ?????????????


  • soccerkid on October 27th, 2019 - 5:20pm

     

    @BOOKWORM: Adventure 27 is a Girl’s Bible Study page(though I rarely comment, I just follow the comments.) Adventure 34 is an Odyssey trivia page. You are welcome to both!
    @WWIININJA: Great! I’ll keep an eye out for you! You are welcome to the pages above as well. 🙂


  • Whit Fan #1 on October 29th, 2019 - 9:19am

     

    @Bookworm I was on one of the Wingfeather Saga fan pages awhile ago when I had the club. What’s your user name on there?


  • Jell-O on October 29th, 2019 - 12:05pm

     

    @LGS
    Hi, welcome to the writers’ page!!


  • Bookworm on October 29th, 2019 - 5:53pm

     

    @Jell-o
    That’s so cool! I’m on book two, and I’m really enjoying it. Whose your fav character? Mine’s Arthram. 😀


  • Bookworm on October 29th, 2019 - 5:58pm

     

    @SoccerKid
    I’ll come over to the trivia page! See you there! 😀


  • Moriah on October 29th, 2019 - 7:16pm

     

    @BOOKWORM,
    I haven’t heard Dreams by Constance yet. I like Jillian, but there are characters that I like better than her. Do you have some favorite hobbies? I go running often, play the guitar and piano, and I love to listen to music.


  • Moriah on October 29th, 2019 - 7:22pm

     

    @BOOKWORM,
    I have also been writing a story lately.


  • COOlCUZ on October 30th, 2019 - 6:44am

     

    @LGS:
    Hi! Welcome to the writers page! I’ll be friends with you!!!!!
    -CC


  • Whit Fan #1 on October 30th, 2019 - 8:16am

     

    This is a cool page. I’ve never really commented on it but I’ve been reading all the lessons. It’s been helpful in some writing I’ve done.


  • Lydia on October 30th, 2019 - 3:21pm

     

    Hey! How are you doing?


  • Moriah on October 30th, 2019 - 6:10pm

     

    @LGS,
    Hello! How are you doing?


  • Maddystein on October 31st, 2019 - 5:13am

     

    Hi! Sry I didn’t respond earlier. I went on a trip.


  • coolcuz on November 7th, 2019 - 7:03am

     

    Hi. I’m not going to be here for awhile. Thought Id post one more quick thing;
    READ WHAT YOU WRITE.
    Do you write 1800th. century stories. Read books from that time period. It really helps. I read/write stories from the 1950s and 1940s and I’m kinda knowledgable about that time period.
    Sure, you can read stories from other ties, but don’t forget to read what you write, it helps.

    Well, this is it for now. KEEP THE PAGE GOING… POST YOUR OWN LESSONS.
    -CC
    FOUNDER OF THE WRITERS PAGE


  • agenx37 on November 7th, 2019 - 1:59pm

     

    @LGS
    Hi, welcome to the writers’ page! I`ll be your friend.


  • lauren on November 11th, 2019 - 12:50pm

     

    hi i have not been here for a while because i was moving but here iam!
    whats new with the writers?
    i have been working on a story
    well its good to back
    Lauren


  • Jell-O on November 11th, 2019 - 3:18pm

     

    @BOOKWORM
    I love the Wingfeather books, but we don’t have them at our library anymore, so I haven’t read them in a while. My favorite characters are Janner, Leeli, and Artham!


  • Jell-O on November 11th, 2019 - 3:20pm

     

    @COOLCUZ
    Why can’t you run the writer’s page anymore?? 🙁 We’ll miss you on here.


  • Bookworm on November 11th, 2019 - 3:48pm

     

    @Moriah
    My fav hobbies are writing, sewing, and just about any other type of crafting. I also love reading. 😀
    That’s cool! What is it about?


  • WWIININJA on November 11th, 2019 - 5:27pm

     

    @CoolCuz
    So sorry to hear that! I hope you can come back soon!


  • WWIININJA on November 11th, 2019 - 5:28pm

     

  • Bookworm on November 12th, 2019 - 5:41pm

     

    CoolCuz:
    🙁 I hope you come back soon!


  • Moriah on November 12th, 2019 - 5:51pm

     

    @COOLCUZ
    I’ll miss you!


  • COOlCUZ on November 13th, 2019 - 8:40am

     

    I’m back for a little bit (until our iPad acts up again….). Thanks for your concerns! I’ll post a lesson. Welcome new comers!
    -CC


  • COOlCUZ on November 13th, 2019 - 8:55am

     

    LESSON:
    This lesson is on what writers need to become good writers.
    1. Curiosity
    What does this word mean? How would I change this story? What happens next?
    You should have curiosity, and make some of your characters have curiosity too. Curiosity killed the cat, but as long as you control it, it can be wonderful to have!
    2. Sensitivity
    Someone says something mean to you, how do you react? Do you cry? Tough it up? Pout?
    You need sensitivity in your story, for it to be realistic.
    CONT.


  • COOlCUZ on November 13th, 2019 - 9:01am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    3. Humor
    At one point in their life, everyone says something funny, weither they meant to or not. Adding humor to your stories makes them even more interesting. I don’t mean tell jokes (like why did the chicken cross the road?), I mean make someone say something humorous. Stories with humor make people more interested in them.
    4. Honesty
    Tell what you think! If you believe a certain way on things, write it!
    5. Imagionation
    If you write, you already have this skill. The end.
    CONT


  • COOlCUZ on November 13th, 2019 - 9:06am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    6. Skill of observation
    Do you know how to obsereve people? Places? Things? As a writer, this is one of the main things you need. I observe people. I watch people out of the corner of my eyes to see how they react to certain things (how do people react when they drop something? Why happens when they find out their niece is engaged, ect.). I observe places and things by looking at something for a specific amount of time, and then I close my eyes and try to remember it all.
    CONT.


  • COOlCUZ on November 13th, 2019 - 9:10am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    Then, I open my eyes and see how much I can remember. It can take awhile to remember everything, but practice makes perfect!

    TIP TIME:
    Don’t worry if you lack one of these skills. Just practice and work hard. It will eventually pay off!

    HOMEWORK:
    Try to improve on at least one of these skills. Write about wich one you want to improve on in the comments below, and I’ll try to give you some tips.
    -CC


  • COOlCUZ on November 13th, 2019 - 9:13am

     

    TIP THAT REALLY HELPED ME:
    Get a blank notebook. Use this to write down story plot ideas, names that came to mind, or word phrases that you want to use. Then it’s all in place, and you don’t have to track down 8,000 sticky notes like I did (long story).
    -CC


  • WWIININJA on November 13th, 2019 - 2:00pm

     

    @CoolCuz
    Good to hear!


  • Lydia on November 13th, 2019 - 3:32pm

     

    Good job cool cuz


  • Jell-O on November 13th, 2019 - 6:53pm

     

    @COOLCUZ
    Glad you’re back for now! <3
    HOMEWORK
    I probably need to improve on humor. It's weird, because with my friends I'm always the funny one, but when I try to be humorous in my stories, it just ISN'T funny for some reason. I also think that my stories might be a little TOO sensitive. That also reflects me; I get pretty emotional easily. I'm worried that that comes through in my stories a little too much. Any advice?


  • Moriah on November 13th, 2019 - 6:57pm

     

    @BOOKWORM
    The story is about a girl named Emma who has to learn to love her enemies. Are you doing anything for Thanksgiving this year? I will be running a race Thanksgiving morning with my dad, so I’m really excited and nervous, because this will only be my second race this year.


  • COOlCUZ on November 14th, 2019 - 5:05am

     

    (-:
    -CC


  • COOlCUZ on November 14th, 2019 - 9:00am

     

    @JELL-O:
    Try to control your emotions yourself. Maybe have one of your characters not react as you would, but have them react as you would want yourself to react. Did that make sense?
    For humor, I guess just try to think of it as you are with your friends. What would you say? It may not work, but it’s worth a try!
    Let me know how it works out!
    -CC


  • WWIIININJA on November 14th, 2019 - 9:12am

     

    HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT:
    I struggle with humor too. Once and a while I can write something funny, but not when I try. Lol.


  • COOlCUZ on November 14th, 2019 - 12:41pm

     

    I’ll try to post another lesson soon.
    -CC


  • COOlCUZ on November 14th, 2019 - 1:44pm

     

    @WWIININJA:
    Read what I sent to JELL-O.
    -CC


  • WWIININJA on November 14th, 2019 - 3:02pm

     

    @CoolCuz
    Thank you!


  • Jell-O on November 14th, 2019 - 7:57pm

     

    @COOLCUZ
    Great advice, thanks! I’ll let you know how it works!


  • COOlCUZ on November 15th, 2019 - 11:23am

     

    LESSON:
    This one is on how to choose your title. Okay, I admit, I’m pretty good at choosing titles, most of the time.
    What is your story about? It is best to choose a title once you have completed your story. I had great title (The Ghosts Treasure) and then I wrote the story. Well, in the end, the title did not go with the story. At all.
    If you think about it, your title is advertising your story. A well named book will bring attraction, if it is accurate to the rest of your story.
    CONTINUED


  • COOLCUZ on November 15th, 2019 - 11:30am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    Judging solely on the title, and not hearing anything else about the story, which story would you rather read: “Ghost For a Host” or “The Pearls”? (I wrote both of them)
    Actually, I would say that “The Pearls” is a slightly better story than the “Ghost For a Host” one.
    Your title is what people look at first and is what makes the first impression.

    Reread your story. What happens? Who’s the story about? Are they trying to accomplish something specific? Etc. Etc. Etc.
    CONT.


  • COOlCUZ on November 15th, 2019 - 11:36am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    Let me put it another way: sum up your story into one line. What would that line be? Now, take that line and make a title out of it. Writing chapter titles is the same thing.

    TIP TIME:
    Don’t be discouraged! Some times I have great titles (such as “Revenge Sweet Revenge”) and other times, my brain is fried and I come up with “An Untitled Mystery” (I am dead serious)

    HOMEWORK:
    Share below the greatest compliment anyone has ever given you about your writing.

    Any questions?
    -CC


  • Jell-O on November 15th, 2019 - 3:26pm

     

    @COOLCUZ
    When I shared my story with my grandma once and she admired my grammar and punctuation and word choice. When I share muy stories with my siblings or my parents, all I normally get is just an “it’s good”! 🙂


  • WWIININJA on November 16th, 2019 - 6:35am

     

    HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT:
    I haven’t been writing for a long time, but one of the best compliments I’ve ever received was when my sister told me part of my book was incredible. It felt really good.


  • Bookworm on November 16th, 2019 - 2:10pm

     

    @Moriah
    No, my family is just staying at home for Thanksgiving. 😀 That’s so cool! I hope you win! Do you run a lot?


  • COOlCUZ on November 19th, 2019 - 12:30pm

     

    My best complement was from my aunt (who had a book published, by the way!!). She said I had enough talent to become a published author!
    -CC


  • COOlCUZ on November 19th, 2019 - 2:13pm

     

    Writing isn’t for everyone.
    Writing has its ups and downs.
    It can be easy.
    It can be hard.
    Remember this:
    True writers never give up,
    Even if their characters do.
    Keep going.
    You’re not alone.
    Write on!
    ~unknown~
    -CC


  • Moriah on November 19th, 2019 - 7:05pm

     

    @BOOKWORM
    Thanks! I run about one or two times a week, but once I ran four times a week. The farthest I’ve ran is three and a half miles at once, and I’m going to work up to four miles soon, which is how long the race is.
    Do you play any instrument? Do you have any sibilings?


  • Jell-O on November 19th, 2019 - 7:43pm

     

    Arrgh! Whenever I type “my” on my kindle tablet, it auto corrects to “muy”! Sometimes I don’t catch it before it posts! 🙁


  • WWIININJA on November 20th, 2019 - 12:17pm

     

    NEW PODCAST!!!
    https://www.whitsendblog.org/2019/11/katie-leigh/#comment-512493
    One of my favorite actors!


  • COOlCUZ on November 21st, 2019 - 8:02am

     

    LESSON:
    This lesson is on how to make your characters realistic.
    1. Have your character get angry.
    Everyone gets angry at someone (or something!) at some point.

    2. Make them sad or unhappy.
    We all have those troubling times and get frustrated. It’s okay!

    3. Make them mess up.
    I write detective stories. My girl isn’t perfect. She some times follows the wrong leads and gets into trouble rather frequently. It’s realistic. Nobody is going to do everything perfect, except God.
    CONTINUED


  • COOlCUZ on November 21st, 2019 - 8:08am

     

    LESSON CONT;
    4. Give them struggles to over come!
    Hey, they did this to the Barclays in Odyssey because their life was going to easy. It also can help people relate to your stories too.

    5. Other realistic things that depend on your specific story:
    I made the mother of my teen detective forbid her to solve another mystery because it was too dangerous. How many mothers of teens would just allow their daughter to be kidnapped again and again?
    Also, don’t make them perfect at everything.
    CONT


  • COOlCUZ on November 21st, 2019 - 8:13am

     

    LESSON CONT.:
    5. (cont.)
    Everyone has their strong points (such as I am good at writing and baking) but then they also have their weak points too (I can’t draw.). When you really make their weak points show, it shows that they are just human.

    TIP TIME:
    If you ever have a question about how to do a character, just ask!

    HOMEWORK:
    Look at your characters. Could you improve them and make them more realistic with the suggestions I gave? Share any suggestions you may have as well.
    -CC


  • COOlCUZ on November 21st, 2019 - 4:35pm

     

    Okay, I’m writing a story and I need some help: how long does spring break go for? I keep asking on the regular page and I get no response. Does anyone know?
    -CC


  • Jell-O on November 21st, 2019 - 7:10pm

     

    @COOLCUZ
    I wish I knew!! I might be wrong, but it seems to me that the majority of Adventures in Odyssey fans are homeschooled! 🙂
    Oh! I could ask my public-schooled friends from church for you!


  • WWIININJA on November 22nd, 2019 - 12:26pm

     

    @CoolCuz
    Spring break is usually a week, at least for the school where my dad works.


  • agenx37 on November 22nd, 2019 - 1:54pm

     

    [email protected] I am homeschooled. But I think it is a week.


  • Bookworm on November 22nd, 2019 - 4:37pm

     

    @CoolCuz
    I think it varies in each school district, but I think the ones near where I live go for a week. I hope that helps!


  • Bookworm on November 23rd, 2019 - 7:27am

     

    @Moriah
    Wow! That’s a long race!
    I play piano! I’m not that great but I still enjoy it (most of the time). 🙂 HBU?
    I have a bunch of siblings! (I’m not allowed to say how many) It’s a lot of fun! 😀 HBU?


  • lauren on November 25th, 2019 - 9:03am

     

    hi everyone,
    how may of you think Connie should merry Jason? or what if for some reason Mitch did not moreen and comes back to odyssey and merrys Connie. also i that that Jason and Jillian could be a thing i think they are really funny together like penny and Wooten. Jason and Jillian personally clash together it a good and funny way becuse you have Jason who is so right to the point and Jillian who is everything is fine you know what i mean? anyway just a idea
    Lauren


  • COOlCUZ on November 25th, 2019 - 5:30pm

     

    Thank you everyone!
    -CC


  • COOlCUZ on November 25th, 2019 - 5:35pm

     

    @LAUREN:
    I’m all for Connie and Jason! My thoughts on Jason and Jillian are as follows:
    1. She’s a complete goof and Jason’s serious.
    2. Think of how many times she drove Jason crazy (not in a cute way!) and he asked her to be quiet. It would not be a healthy marriage or set a good example. The Odyssey team has even said that they won’t make people like them divorce. While I thought Nightmares By Constance was a great episode, Jason and Jillian aren’t made for each other (in my opinion!!).
    -CC


  • Jell-O on November 26th, 2019 - 7:01am

     

    @LAUREN
    I think Jason is a little TOO to the point, and Jillian a little TOO quirky, for them to make a good couple. Even if they somehow did end up in a relationship, I can’t see it lasting long. Sadly, I believe Mitch is long gone, but Jason and Connie? Well, the writers would have to pull a few strings, but… Maybe it would work! I don’t know, they do get along well together, but I can’t really imagine them as a couple when I try to!


  • Lydia on November 30th, 2019 - 6:58am

     

    Do any of you like to write Christmas stories? For some reason I have a hard time doing that.


  • COOlCUZ on December 2nd, 2019 - 9:49am

     

    @LYDIA:
    Hey! What exactly do you mean when you say “Christmas stories”? I write stories and it mentions Christmas.
    -CC


  • Lydia on December 2nd, 2019 - 11:38am

     

    @Coolcuz I mean stories like all about Christmas


  • COOlCUZ on December 2nd, 2019 - 11:39am

     

    LESSON:
    This is short, but it should be helpful.
    1. Have someone you trust read your stories.
    That way you know they’re telling the truth.

    2. Ask them for their honest opinions and if they’d make any changes.
    Remind them to do so honestly!

    3. Ask them to correct spelling (they can do it on sticky notes or onto the paper).
    This is really helpful!

    4. Ask them if the story flows well.
    Does it jump around to much? Not enough?

    5. Thank them for their time.
    Maybe give them a small gift.
    CONT


  • COOLCUZ on December 2nd, 2019 - 11:45am

     

    LESON CONT.:
    When they do this, it gives you ideas on how to improve your stories.
    Trying to decide you should read it?
    A. Someone who writes stories too (I go to my aunt, a published author).
    B. someone who you REALLY trust.
    C. A close family member.

    Dont feel pressured to give it to family. My close family (those who live in my house) I don’t really trust. It’s okay!

    TIP TIME:
    Do this to your best story. You can improve it!

    HOMEWORK:
    Do as I suggested.

    Any questions? Concerns?
    -CC


  • WWIININJA on December 2nd, 2019 - 1:44pm

     

    @CoolCuz
    My older sister writes. I usually have her read my book.
    (I just got “You are posting too quickly. Slow down.” This is my second comment. Am I typing too fast?)


  • WWIININJA on December 3rd, 2019 - 10:46am

     

  • Jell-O on December 3rd, 2019 - 4:40pm

     

    @EVERYONE ON HERE
    We’re trying for 1,000 comments on the new podcast! So if you can, hop on over there and try to post at least 10 comments a day! We can do this!


  • COOlCUZ on December 4th, 2019 - 7:44am

     

    @LYDIA:
    No, not all about Christmas. I never write specifically about a holiday, my story just happens at that time period.
    -CC


  • WWIININJA on December 4th, 2019 - 11:39am

     

    @Jell-O
    Nice idea to post that here!


  • Jell-O on December 5th, 2019 - 7:02am

     

    @WWIININJA
    Thanks!


  • WWIININJA on December 5th, 2019 - 9:57am

     

    Merry Christmas to all writers here!


  • WWIININJA on December 6th, 2019 - 10:45am

     

    Is anyone allowed to do a lesson on here?


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