A small circulation publication of original text and images.
In a zine, you can write about whatever you want, however you want, and use whichever creative method of visual expression to complement it.
The rule is that there are no rules!
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For older readers
Create a celebrity – a singer, a writer, an athlete – it doesn’t matter. What matters is that they are a STAR! But, as happy as they are doing what they love (singing, writing, swimming etc), they feel worried by all the attention they are getting.
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The imaginary store that wordsmiths can visit to find, create and play with new and exciting words. Because we wordsmiths are just kids in a candy store!
A skilled user of words.
If you love to play with words, you are a wordsmith.
Now, here’s a challenge for you. Make up a new word! But don’t just mix a few syllables together randomly – use your life experiences or your own speech patterns to create something utterly unique, something meaningful to you.
I made up the word appelorium!
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This month, we’ve been discussing the importance of writing diverse characters. Using what you’ve learned, here is your challenge:
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As we are talking about Dreams and Logic this month, we thought we would have some fun!
This month, choose your quirkiest dream and turn it into a story! We want to see how that crazy dream logic can make amazing stories.
Because we want to see how imaginative you can get with your dreams, there are no other guidelines! Just have fun getting creative!
When you’re ready to upload, head over to the submissions page!
Using the first method of removing the other person/people from the sentence is an easy go-to way of working out whether you say ‘I’ or ‘me’. I use it all the time! But for everyone who made it through the subjectives and objectives with their brains unfrazzled, well done! Grammar is complex – it’s like relearning your own language from an outsider point of view. Though it’s easier to do the first trick, it’s even better for your writing if you can understand how grammar works and why you use one instead of the other.
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Your best friend is having a very bad day
Did you notice that using an active voice makes your writing easier to understand and more exciting? And even though using the passive voice is not incorrect, changing passive sentences to active sentences will keep your writing clear and exciting to your readers.
In short, if you can get active, get active!
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