Happy Tuesday, Quillers and Thrillers!
If you are new to Quills and Thrills this week, you need to turn in your Ten Commandments of Digital Citizenship pledge and signed permission form before you can publish anything online on behalf of the club.
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Do your parents prefer that you refrain from publishing your writing online? No problem! You can still participate in the writing prompts and keep a journal!
Figurative Language Throw Down Challenge
We had a four-way tie last week! Let’s see who will win this week’s challenge!
#QuillsandThrillsFLTD Week Seven Challenge: Describe the Sandia Mountains to someone who has never seen them before.
— Ms. Hayes (@mskellyhayes) January 19, 2016
New Experience: Fingers Only – No Thumbs Allowed!
I reread one of my favorite novels, Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, over winter break. In the novel, one of the minor characters was in a plane crash and lost at sea for a long period of time. He lost most of his fingers and all of his toes to frostbite, so the author had to consider how the character would still manage to do what he needed to do with the fingers he had left.
Today, your challenge is to peel an orange using only your fingers. No thumbs allowed! To make sure you don’t use your thumbs for this simple task, tape them down to your palm.
Once you’ve finished peeling your orange, you’re welcome to enjoy the juicy slices. While you write, reflect on the new experience in your notebook.
The Prompt: Expand on an Old Piece
Today, you’re to select one of your older pieces of writing from an old prompt, figurative language throw down challenge, or new experience. Find examples of imagery in the original piece, then find places where you could add imagery and details to improve the reader’s experience. Perhaps you never finished this piece. Finish it now! Tomorrow, we publish!
That’s All, Folks!
Struggling to find ideas? Having trouble finding the words to express your ideas? You’re not alone! Check out Writer’s Block Therapy for cathartic memes and tweets!
If you publish your own response to this prompt somewhere on the interwebs, please share it with me by linking to it in the comments below! Just make sure to check out the Ten Commandments of Digital Citizenship before creating your own blog or YouTube channel. Safety comes first!
Tune in next week for a new writing prompt!