The Write Path

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Two blogs in one day? Good heavens! Whatever could be the reason?

Well, its because I’m very proud to be part of the Write Path today. This is a schools literacy project run by the amazing Bev Humphrey.

Here she explains more about the project:

The Write Path has been running for six years now and it continues to be the best fun I have all year. Each year I ask published authors and poets to write either the first paragraph of a story or the first stanza of a poem for young people all over the world to continue and complete. 6 stories or poems are worked on each day, with the starter paragraphs/stanzas being placed on the ning early in the morning as blog posts. The schools that are taking part that day then have 1 hour to put a continuation on each of the stories if they are of secondary school age or one and a half hours for primary schools. Poetry entrants have an hour and a half also.  Usually schools use students working in pairs, taking a poem or story each but some schools will work as a group or class.

Today my contribution is up on the Write Path website, a story starter about a boy who finds his world turned upside down when he wakes one morning. I can’t wait to read what the children come up with.

Pic: Shutterstock / Leszek Glassier

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