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Friday, November 13, 2009

Lots of Questions!

A question is a short important piece of writing. It's a good way to start a story. It's a good way to end a story. It's a way to get creative juices flowing and it's a way to make your reader think outside the box. If you"re a blogger, it's a good way to encourage your readers to come back again and again.

Let's have some fun with our activity. No need to get too serious. Just think of a question or two you'd like to have answered (for fun or for purpose).

I'll go first:

Why doesn't it rain when I carry my umbrella?

Your turn! Ask a question. Do you think someone might leave you an answer or two that will get you thinking...or at least laughing? Could be!

23 comments:

Jan Mader said...

Why doesn't it rain when I carry my umbrella?

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Why is THE NORTH STAR always in the same place in the sky, even though all the other stars move?

gaelikaa said...

Why is it that we want something, and when we get it we just forget about it!

Thanks. You've given me some ideas. I joined an online writers group and have started writing short stories, eight already. In case you have a little time sometime, Jan, the url is greatttt.wordpress.com. Thanks!

chicamom85 said...

Why is it, that whenever I finally have the time to sit and enjoy some tv, there is nothing on worth watching?

chicamom85 said...

Why is it that I can hear a song on the radio or a tv jingle and it will go through my head all day long?

Kendra Logan said...

Hey! I just found your blog and think it's great! I love reading all your posts.

I'm an aspiring author, and I've recently written a children's poem that I'd like to see published. Any ideas on where to start?

~Kendra

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Why does my mom think that I need a bath, when I am not dirty?

Terri said...

Why is there no peace if everyone wants it?

AL said...

How is it like to be in heaven?

Why does my heart flutter when I am excited?

Why can't I sleep when I am overjoyed?

Are angels really big?

Sandy said...

too early to think, need caffeine and shower and then to the airport.

Heading out of town for a few days, just wanted to stop in and wish you a good wkend.

Sandy

Jan Mader said...

Hey Kendra...I'm so glad you came by to write with us!

The best place to start with a children's poem is a magazine. In fact, I just submitted two poems to Turtle Magazine last week.

The pay isn't great but it helps you keep up with your publishing credits and it's wonderful fun.

Let me know what age group you are writing for and I can be more specific!

RIZZI said...

HI JAN,
HERE'S ONE THAT HAS BEEN ASKED MILLIONS OF TIMES...WHY IS THE SKY BLUE?
ON MY BLOG TODAY, MY POST IS A QUESTION, WITH AN ANSWER, HERE IS THE QUESTION....WHY DO DOGS TURN AROUND 3 TIMES BEFORE LYING DOWN?
HAVE A NICE DAY, RIZZI
GIFTS FROM THE SEA

Kendra Logan said...

Thanks, Mrs. Mader! I'm fifteen, but the poem is probably geared toward...well, all younger kids. Just any age from like eight and younger I would think.

Thank you for the help!

~Kendra

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Why is the weatherman USUALLY wrong?
Why is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow never found?
Why can't dogs be in charge of world decisions?

2cats said...

Why does my cat insist on "burying" her food when she is finished with it? Does she think I can't see it?

Dr Jenn said...

Why can't I get off of my butt and clean this house? LOL! I really do not want an answer to that!

Suzanne Jones said...

Why does housework always expand to fill all the time you have available?

Jan Mader said...

Why is it that whenever I start to clean I get distracted by the smallest things and forget what I started to do?

Jan Mader said...

Hey Kendra...I think that's great! Go online and look for the Children's Better Health Institute. They publish a slew of magazines including Turgle. If you can't find the address let me know and I'll get it for you.

Also, I'm going to look for places that publish poetry by young people. I know they are out there!

Kendra Logan said...

Wow, thanks! I'll check them out!

~Kendra

2cats said...

Why is it that every time I just get really into a great television show, movie or book the phone rings?

seawaif2 said...

Why is water wet?

ocmist said...

Why do the puppies INSIST on crawling all over me so enthusiastically whenever they come in, even if it's only been a few minutes since they saw me last?!!!

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