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5000 Words Spring 2019 Contest Winners!

What makes 5000 Words stories stand out? I believe it's the boot camp dynamic of the class. For 12 weeks, we immerse ourselves in a great work of literature (this time, Lord of the Flies) while churning out copious amounts of stellar writing. Students who can handle the demands of the class come out with… Continue reading 5000 Words Spring 2019 Contest Winners!


Fiction: Hear No Evil

I decided to try my hand at the assignment I gave my 13 & up class this week: 500+ words using one of the seven basic plot types and using the picture to the left as a prompt. Confession: I didn't decide on a plot type first. The picture was inspiration enough. I just began… Continue reading Fiction: Hear No Evil

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5000 Words Creative Writing Contest Winners!

Please, Mrs. Griffiths, may we write more than 4000 words?┬áIn light of that question, can anyone doubt my status as literary miracle worker? It's true I fielded that question just a few weeks ago, as I gave the final instructions to my 13 & up students on how to complete their entries for the first-ever… Continue reading 5000 Words Creative Writing Contest Winners!