I bet you know the kind I mean. The kind that pops into your head when you’re eating dinner. Or when you’re sitting in Math. Or when you’re running drills at soccer practice. You see something unusual that makes you think, “Hmm, I could write a story about that!”
That’s what happened to me this summer. While I was sitting at the beach, I watched a very little girl try to build a sand castle. All by herself. She scooped the sand. She carried water in her bucket. She packed the sand and shaped it into a tower. All while her brother and sister and cousins tried to help her. They tried to bring her more buckets of water. They tried to pack the sand. She would have none of it. Finally, in her tiny voice, she yelled above the sound of the crashing waves. “Can I please have some privacy? I’m always trying to do my work and there are always too many people around me! I don’t like it!”
The feisty little girl made me laugh. And think, “I’m going to write a story sometime about a girl who lives with her 2 parents, 1 brother,1 sister, 2 grandparents, 4 aunts, 4 uncles, 11 cousins and their pets – all in the same house! What do you think? Would that make a great story idea?
I bet you have a great story idea too. If you like, tell us about it in the comment box below. Very soon we’ll be having our first critique round in Critique Corner. It will be your chance to see a part of your story right here on this site! Kids will be able to read it and tell you what they think. You might even get some comments from Swirl and Spark too! That will happen sometime in September. For now, why not tell us about a story idea you have? Just a few sentences will do. Besides, that might just be the spark someone else needs to think of a story idea too. Remember though, if you do comment, please use only your first name and the first letter of your last name- or even a made up screen name. I want this site to be a safe place for all of us. 🙂
Before you go…don’t forget to click on the Scribble Tips tab and read Tips #1 and #2. They may help you write a great beginning to your next story. If you’re looking for a book recommendation, click on the Book Nook tab too. I’ve added a few more for you to peek at.
So thanks for stopping by and remember…go write something! Write a song. Write a poem. Write about your trip to the ant hill. (Wouldn’t that make a great story?) And then tell us all about it!